Dr. Yusuf Shittu
Dr. Yusuf Shittu is a Medical Doctor at the nexus of Global Health Innovation, Advocacy and Entrepreneurship. He combines his role as Co-Founder/CEO of Neo Childcare - an innovative digital child health company with operations in Nigeria, with his work as Co-founder/Chief Medical Officer at Shifa Technologies - a Medical Device company based in Leicester best known for inventing the ‘ShiVent’’, a low cost non-invasive ventilator awaiting clinical trials in 2 African countries.
Still in active clinical practice within the NHS, he is also currently a part time postgraduate student at Imperial College, London studying Healthcare and Design. He has bagged several awards for his work including the UNLEASH SDG Global Innovation Lab awards for the Most Innovative Solution and the #SDG3 Gold in 2019. His team was also winner of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 'One to Watch' award by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2021 as well as finalist in multiple award categories at the Leicestershire Innovation Awards in the same year.