Dr. Olumuyiwa Elijah ARIYO is a Consultant Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Physician at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti where he is pioneering a multi-disciplinary Infectious Diseases Unit. He is also a volunteer Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Consultant with the Ekiti State Ministry of Health and Human Services. He leads the IPC Pillar of the Ekiti State Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) and serves as the State IPC Focal Person under a network with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
He is graduate of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun State where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and had his House Job at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (Ife Hospital Unit) before proceeding for his NYSC Orientation at Agwu Camp in Enugu State before redeploying to Federal Medical Center Ido-Ekiti (now Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti) to complete the service year. He worked as Casualty Officer at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital.
Dr. Ariyo enrolled for the Postgraduate Residency Training immediately after NYSC at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti and subsequently passed his Membership Examination of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) in 2017 in the Faculty of Internal Medicine to become a Senior Registrar. He then undertook a master’s degree at the University of Chester, United Kingdom in Infection and Immunity. He published a review article on the use of long-acting injectables anti-retroviral for HIV as part of his master’s research in addition to working on manipulation of HIV restriction factors (selecting three proteins).
He joined the COVID-19 Response Team for Ekiti State and was involved in Case Management and IPC, and coordinated the training of over 2,000 healthcare workers in Ekiti, and monitored and supervised IPC activities in all the health facilities in the State building a network of IPC practitioners in the State.
In 2021, Dr. Ariyo completed the Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Course of the Medecins sans frontiere, United Kingdom and obtained the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London same year; to further his interest in teaching strategies and education theories, he understood a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. At the same time, he completed a Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos. In 2022, he bagged the highly coveted Fellowship of the WACP in Infectious Diseases. During his Infectious Diseases Training, he was a Supernumerary Resident at the Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Kano State; Depart of Dermatology and Venereology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Dr. Ariyo had publications in both National and International Journals, member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), Infectious Diseases Society of the Americas (IDSA), Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS), Infection Control African Network (ICAN), among others. He currently serves as the Chairman, Infection Diseases and Emergency Response Committee of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti State Chapter. He is married to Pharmacist Adegbemisola Ariyo.