Dr. Segun Ajayi works in International Healthcare Management and Consulting. He is the CEO/Founder of Hospitals for Humanity (HFH), a nonprofit organization based in the United States and Nigeria. HFH aims to decrease health care barriers for people living in the least developed countries of the world by organizing medical missions, constructing modern hospitals, and introducing current medical technology. HFH strives to build lasting infrastructure for carrying out sustained improvement in the global healthcare delivery system.
Since founding HFH in 2006, Dr. Ajayi has worked with several international government officials to organize and implement 25 Medical Mission Initiatives, where volunteer medical professionals provide free medical services to people who do not have access to quality health care. To date, Dr. Ajayi and HFH have procured over $50 million worth of free medication, medical equipment, surgeries, and volunteer services, enabling the organization to treat over 200,000 patients from communities in the Philippines, Haiti, Senegal, and Nigeria.
The work done by Dr. Ajayi and HFH in Kogi State, Nigeria, exemplifies the impact of MMIs. In 2008, HFH treated nearly 10,000 patients in Kogi State. The MMI team found that the number of patients left untreated was too many to count, however, which encouraged HFH to return to the region several times. In 2009, HFH again served nearly 10,000 patients in Kogi State. By 2011, HFH has provided free medical service to more than 50,000 patients in Kogi State, numbers that impelled Dr. Ajayi and HFH to assist in building a state-of-the-art health care center, which was completed in early 2012.
Another powerful example of the value of HFH MMIs was the work done in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the January 12, 2010 catastrophic earthquake. Dr. Ajayi secured $30,000 in donations for a private jet to fly to Haiti and immediately mobilized a 59-member volunteer medical team including Orthopedic Surgeons; Family Medicine, OB-GYN, ER, Trauma, and Internal Medicine Physicians; Nurses; Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistants; and Medical Students to provide emergency medical services to the earthquake victims. HFH committed to providing free health care to the Haitian people for at least one year, implementing monthly MMIs throughout 2010.
Dr. Ajayi holds a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 2001 to 2003 he was a Business Team Leader at Abbott Labs, a global broad based health care company, where he was in charge of implementing and supporting several Abbott Labs products. He graduated from the American International School of Medicine.