Team
Ogaga is the founder of EquipAfrica and currently Chief Executive Officer in the Management team. It’s her job to ensure everyone on the team is meeting their goals. The EquipAfrica Management team is a great team to be a part of as we all share the same passion and values.

She currently works as a medical doctor and holds a BSc in Clinical Sciences and holds an IHI certificate in Quality Improvement.
 
Ogaga started EquipAfrica because she is passionate about making a difference in healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ogaga loves a new challenge and sees it as an opportunity to learn and improve; being part of a relatively new and growing charity provides her with this. The energy of the team and its passion to realise its dream means every project, although challenging, is extremely rewarding.
Ogaga Sim-Ifere
As the Human Resources personnel, Ely advertises and recruits the best talent to keep the charity running. She is the point of call for anyone who wants to get in contact with EquipAfrica or collaborate with us as a charity. You don’t have to be a medic or from Africa to help.

Coming from Nigeria, Ely has witnessed the devastation that comes about from severe lack of resources and inexperienced medical assistants, which results in pointless deaths. We want to equip those who are severely lacking. By supporting EquipAfrica, you’ll no longer have to imagine how it feels to save a life because you’ll actually be doing it!
Elewechi Enwerem
Kanoyinsola Falayi
What really drew Kanoyin in with EquipAfrica was the promise of being able to make a difference to the lives of many people. Having spent the last 3 years in medical school she has come to realise the importance of even basic equipment like sterile gloves in patient care, and how easy it is to take these items for granted.

Previously as project manager within EquipAfrica, Kanoyin has been given the opportunity to work directly with NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa in fighting to make a difference. She is now the Marketing Manager. 

Although being part of EquipAfrica is hard work, it’s something she relishes. She could easily donate money to help the charity but for Kanoyin as a Nigerian, this feels more personal and she feels it is necessary to also donate her time. All the hard work we all put in will help save the lives of thousands of people, not just in this generation but future generations to come
Robyn’s background is in economics, the third sector and the financial industry. She is PA to the Sales Director and Underwriting Management team at Hiscox, and a freelance Careers and Personal Branding Consultant for young people through her service, Revamp. She also acts as Trustee (Treasurer) for The British Moroccan Generation Forum, which is a charitable organisation supporting British Moroccan individuals experiencing social exclusion.

Robyn’s interests outside of work are photography, entrepreneurship and martial arts. For the rest of her life, her interesting fact will probably be “I’m secretly a ninja; 10-years trained in karate and reached brown belt (one level below black)”.


Robyn joined as Treasurer for EquipAfrica in 2013, when the organisation first began as a society at Queen Mary University of London. She enjoys adding value from her own experience to the work of EquipAfrica, which supports communities most in need of our help. Over the next 5 years she looks forward to watching EquipAfrica grow to save more lives in local communities.  

Robyn Drew
Tolu Ojo Williams
Tolu believes the EquipAfrica team came together after becoming painfully aware of the shortcomings in healthcare in Africa and therefore wanted to see an improvement in what is considered the ‘basic standard’ of healthcare across Africa- the entirety of it. Being an African born and raised in Nigeria, Tolu’s interest and determination come from wanting to effect change in a place she very much identifies as home. She has held multiple roles in the organisation; starting off as the Web Developer then moved into Fundraising and Project Management. She is currently Project Manager and a General Trustee.

Still, in its early years of development, EquipAfrica faces many challenges but having had the opportunity to build a strong foundation, Tolu is excited about the future. Her vision is to see EquipAfrica transform the treatment of healthcare in the third sector by engaging with the people who make the real change on a day-to-day basis in a way that promotes ownership, fosters cooperation and enlightens.

Outside the charity, Tolu is a lawyer in training and aspiring businesswoman. In her spare time, she likes to bake delicate cakes with astonishing mediocrity.
If Daniella sees a need she always strives to meet it. As a medical student in London, she is constantly exposed to the numerous innovative medical techniques and equipments used in the healthcare system. Not only are these resources innovative, they are literally life changing.

Throughout her medical school training, Daniella had the opportunity to practice with simple tools and equipment and dispose of them, as appropriate. Therefore, she is astonished such simple equipment is not available in some of the largest hospitals in Africa. 

Daniella has been blessed to be part of the team who established EquipAfrica Charitable Trust. We endeavor to personally bridge the enormous gap in medical equipment and skill set needed between the western world and the developing world; more specifically Africa.

Tremendous efforts have been made so far from a simple urge to want to make a positive and tangible change. EquipAfrica aims to continue our efforts with our partnered hospitals across Africa and actively to equip, enlighten and empower across the continent.
Daniella Omowumi Ashaju
Cassandra Asare
Access to adequate healthcare​ should be a basic human right, unfortunately this is not the reality for thousands of individual within Sub-Saharan Africa due to either that lack of medical resources or cost associated with treatment.

As a medical student in the UK, medical equipment such as syringes, stereoscopes and defibrillators are readily available and it can be hard to imagine what we would do without them. Many doctors and nurses within Africa are forced to save lives with the bare minimum, which results in the unnecessary loss of lives which can sometimes reduce the morale of doctors.
EquipAfrica allows us to bridge the gap in the quality of healthcare patients receive within the Western world and Sub-Saharan Africa.

My role within the management team is to co-ordinate fundraisers and other events that will increase our exposure and highlight the issues Sub-Saharan Africa faces with its healthcare system.

EquipAfrica has reached several milestones already and is full of vibrant and innovative individuals that are passionate about making a real difference within Africa.

As the secretary of EquipAfrica Charitable Trust, Ori has been responsible for ensuring that the minutes of each meeting are typed and shared with all members.  She deals with email enquiries from the general public and ensures that correspondence is forwarded to the appropriate team member. Over the next few years, Ori would like to grow within her role even further, and take on a wider range of responsibilities such as organising meetings, following up on individual tasks, and overall ensuring a structured and smooth manner of operating for the whole team. In 2014, Ori was heavily involved in contacting, and liaising with the Charity Commission in order for the organisation​ to become formally registered.
Ori is currently studying a degree in Medicine, and within her course she desires to expand her knowledge and expertise of health inequalities across the world, by undertaking an intercalated degree in Global Public Health in the year 2017-18. This will enable her to identify the factors contributing to the disparity in the standard of healthcare in different countries, and therefore use this knowledge to benefit the work of the organisation, allowing EquipAfrica to make the best impact possible.
Oriyomi Adebowale
Juwon Layiwola
Juwon is an Associate within the Operations division of an Investment Bank. Outside of his day job, he has previously been a part of the organising team of TEDxSquareMile and TEDxLondon for the last few years and numerous other charities/social enterprises. He is currently part of TEDxEuston.

It's this experience which lead Juwon to EquipAfrica; he wanted to join a young vibrant charity in which he can utilise his corporate experience but for the betterment of Africa. As a proud Nigerian, the wellbeing of Africa is close to his heart. 

Juwon has previously been involved in the operational management of a Ugandan based charity and he hopes to add value to EquipAfrica, it's partners and most important; effect change in people's lives. His role in EquipAfrica is Website Manager. He is also temporarily acting as Events Assistant.