Morolake Odetoyinbo


M.S., Mental Health Counseling
St. Lawrence University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), New York State

B.A., Dramatic Arts
Obafemi Awolowo University

African American HIV University, Black AIDS Institute

Morolake Odetoyinbo

Morolake Odetoyinbo is the founder of Positive Action for Treatment Access and Mary’s Home for Adolescent Girls, Nigeria. She is an activist, advocate, researcher, writer, trainer, public speaker, radio and TV producer. She has worked on HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ, sexual and reproductive health and women’s rights. She currently works full time as a mental health counselor in Potsdam, NY and teaches an undergraduate course on global advocacy for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Rolake (pronounced raw-lah-ke) has served in various capacities nationally and internationally including at the Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization (WHO) HIV department, International treatment preparedness coalition, Pan African treatment action movement, Campaign to end pediatric AIDS in Africa, UNAIDS global task force on women, girls, gender equality and HIV and the United Nations General Assembly special session on HIV/AIDS.

She was a member of the drafting committee on the Nigerian policy on research on human subjects, the 2007 Nigerian adult antiretroviral treatment guideline writing team, Nigerian antiretroviral implementation committee and a plenary speaker at the XVII International AIDS Conference (Mexico 2008). Rolake has received multiple awards for her work and was honored during the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, when she was named one of the top 100 people delivering for women and girls globally

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