Azeezat Ajose is a medical doctor and cancer advocate who lives in Lagos, Nigeria. She currently works as a research coordinator at the NSIA-LUTH Cancer Center. She serves as the research associate at the Dorcas Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for children with cancer living in Nigeria. Through her work, she is actively involved in childhood cancer advocacy. She has participated in several media programs that promote awareness of childhood cancer and community events to improve early detection and prompt referral among primary healthcare workers.
She leads a team of volunteers at the research unit of the Neo Child Care Initiative. In this youth-led non-profit organization, she is part of a community dedicated to transforming the lives of Nigerian children through health promotion. Azeezat received her BSc. (Physiology) and medical degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Emerging Leaders Program and a member of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Azeezat has reached and impacted thousands of people in Nigeria, creating enlightenment about the importance of awareness, early detection, prompt referral and proper treatment of childhood cancer. She plans on dedicating her career to ensuring equitable access to quality, patient-centred care for children with cancer in resource-limited settings. Her dedication is motivated by the conviction that every child with cancer has the right to be treated properly, live a healthy life and reach their full potential. Outside work, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.