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Rilwan Adan

Dr. Rilwan is Chief Medical Officer at Baobab Circle. She is also Head of the Diabetes Center at Lions Eye Hospital. Dr Adan is passionate about Global Health, in particular NCDs.

Dr Rilwan’s area of special interest includes overweight and obese type 2 diabetes, metabolic (bariatric) surgery for type 2 diabetes, and sexual dysfunction in diabetes. She has been active in organizing community based outreach screening programs through Lions Club International.

A board member with Gencad international, a Kenyan Diaspora led British Registered Charity that supports pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya overcome extreme poverty.

Dr. Rilwan has a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Bachelors in Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Nairobi, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from The University of Warwick. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from Cardiff University. She is a member of Kenya Diabetes Study Group and Kenya Medical Association.