Health equity is access to quality care and the ability of individuals to attain their highest level of health regardless of socioeconomic status, citizenship, race, gender, and other demographic factors.
Oluwatobi (Tobi) Alliyu was born and partially raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania where she majored in anthropology and minored in health studies and Africana studies. At Haverford, her senior thesis focused on HIV/AIDS policy in Nigeria. Prior to GHC, Oluwatobi developed a health-based curriculum for Philadelphia high schools as an intern at Lankenau Hospital. She also assessed access to care for African and Caribbean immigrants in Philadelphia as a volunteer for the African Family Health Organization. Internationally, Oluwatobi has worked for local eye clinics in Ghana and has spent time in Nicaragua analyzing reproductive health and women’s rights. Most recently, she worked with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health where she conducted research on consumer protection for health products.