Olayide Akanni is the Executive Director of Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria. She has been actively involved in research and progress monitoring initiatives related to HIV/AIDS and TB in Nigeria having served as Country researcher under the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) ‘Missing the Target Report’ and the ‘Civil Society Perspectives on TB research’ supported by the Open Society Institute(OSI), New York as well as the Team lead for the Nigeria CCM Shadow Report and Scorecard Initiative supported by EANNASO and AIDS Accountability International (AAI).