Dr. Florence Funmilola Folami is the Founder and the President of Cross of Christ Hospital and the co-founder of the Cross of Christ Orphanage Home in Akute, Ogun State. She was formally the coordinator of the Nursing Program at the Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, Lagos. She was also formally an associate professor at Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, USA and a Lactation Consultant for St. Mary Hospital, Decatur, Illinois, USA.
Florence has worked in the maternal-child health field since 1987. She began her career as an IBCLC in 2008. She is the founder and the coordinator of the Breastfeeding Support Group, Decatur, Illinois and was formerly the President of Board of Directors of Family Advocacy of Champaign, Illinois.
Her years of continuous contribution to the nursing profession are marked by not only her scholarship but by her visible leadership roles.
Dr. Folami continues to be a premier leader and an accomplished administrator in the field of nursing. Her accomplishments and commitment to public service and nursing go unmatched by any other. She has received several grants, awards and certifications. Among these are Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant, International Course in Traditional Chinese Medicine Award, Global Impact Corps Fellow Award, Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) - Global Certification for Lactation Consultants.
She is a keynote speaker at various conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. Her contributions to research in nursing profession have been recognized widely. She has published over 20 articles in both National and International journals.
Folami F, Ademuyiwa Y, Olowe A (2019). Maternal Constraints Influencing Rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) among Mothers Attending Health Care Institutions in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
Folami F, Ademuyiwa Y, Olowe A (2018) The effectiveness of nursing intervention on breastfeeding-related problems among nursing mothers in selected primary health clinics in Lagos, Nigeria. Arch Nurs Pract Care 4(1): 014-019.
Folami,⁎, A. Olowea, Joshua Olugbade Factors affecting the use of nursing process in Lagos University TeachingHospital, Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences Volume 10, 2019, Pages 26-30
Ademuyiwa, I. Mobolaji-Olajide, O., & Folami, F (2018). Communication technology in continuing professional development: As a tool for evidence based nursing practice. LAUTECH Journal of Nursing, 2 (1), 17-23.
Okueso, G., Folami, F., Musah, K., Sowunmi, C., Kio, J., Owopetu, A. (2018). Effect of Nursing. Intervention on the Utilization of Antenatal Care Services: Evidence from Ogun State, Nigeria. Texila International Journal of Nursing. 4 (1). DOI: 10.21522 ISSN: 2520-3126
Folami, F & Adeoye, B. (2018). The Influence of Proliferation of Technology on Social Interactions among Undergraduate Students at Selected Universities in Nigeria. The International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE) 14(4)
Folami, F, Ademuyiwa, I. & Ajibola, A.O. (2018). Assessment of knowledge and perception of senior secondary school students towards nursing as a career choice for men in selected local government of Lagos state, Nigeria. International Journal of Nursing. ISSN: 2520-3126, DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015
Folami F., Olubiyi, S.K., & Adebanjo A.T. (2018). Effect of nursing intervention on knowledge of malaria prevention among mothers of under-five children in Selected Primary Health Care, Mushin Local Government, Lagos. International Journal of Public Health. ISSN: 2520-3134, DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013
Folami, F., & Onanuga, K. A. (2018). Perception of spirituality, spiritual care, and barriers to the provision of spiritual care among undergraduate nurses in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Clinical Sciences, 15(1), 8-9.
Folami, F. (2018). Maternal Factors Affecting Rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding among Mothers Attending Selected Health Care Institutions in Ogun State, Nigeria. Texilla International Journal of Public Health. ISSN: 2520-3134, DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.
Folami, F., Ademuyiwa, I., & Olubiyi, S.K. (2017). Health care transformation and the promise of mobile health (mHealth). Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 68 pages.
Folami, F. (2017). Gender Inequality and Role-strained among Male Nursing Students in Selected Nursing Institution, Lagos, Nigeria. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 5(6), 214- 219.
Folami, F. & Ademuyiwa, I. (2017). Strategies to reduce barriers in reporting herbal use to the health-care provider among women of childbearing age in two communities in Ogun state, Nigeria. Journal of Clinical Sciences, 14(1), 25-28.
Folami, F. (2015). Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Web Based Education of a Low Income Prenatal Clinic Population in the Midwestern Hospital in Illinois, Usa In Innovative Applications Of Educational Technology Tools In Teaching And Learning by Blessing F. Adeoye.
Folami, F. (2014). Efficiency of Technology in Creating Social Networks for Mobilizing and Improving the Health of a Community. In Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning (pp. 88-95). IGI Global.
Folami, F. (2014). M-health technology as a transforming force for population health. In Effects of information capitalism and globalization on teaching and learning (pp. 256-262). IGI Global.
Folami, F (2013). The Value of Social Networking on Breastfeeding Intervention among Women Attending Selected Breastfeeding Support Group in South East Illinois. Breasting is Nesting: Community Effort Towards Improving Breastfeeding Support. Decatur, IL. May 6, 2013. Peer Reviewed Manuscript. Published in the conference proceedings.
Folami F. (2013). Centering Care. The Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) at Yale University, New Haven Connecticut. Peer Reviewed April 13, 2013
Folami, F., & Adeoye, B. F. (2012). Assessing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Educational Needs of Nursing Students at Millikin University. African Higher Education Review, 5, 26-39.
Folami, F & Hiltzer, A (2011). Two Cultures, Two Languages, Two Health systems, One Bond. Nursing immersion reflections between Millikin University and China Medical Universtty. Millikin University Research Bulletin. No. 19, 38 pages, Decatur, Illinois
Folami, F (2010). The impact of two educational methods on evidence-based safe patient handling guidelines on knowledge and reduction of musculoskeletal injuries among nurses. International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 9, 2010. Published in the conference proceedings.
Folami, F. (2010). Comparison of Two Educational Methods on Nurses' Adoption of Safe Patient Handling Techniques. ProQuest LLC. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Adeoye, B. F., Folami, F., & Houston, D. M. (2010). Adoption and Utilization of Information Communication Technologies among Families in Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE), 2(7), 2302-2308.
Folami, F. (2010). Comparison of two educational methods on nurses' adoption of safe patient handling techniques. Journal of Union for African Population Studies (UAPS). ISSN 0850-5780
Folami, F., & Couch, J. S. (2008). Perception of Taiwanese and American Nurses on Exchange Program. Health Progress Journal, 89(1), 65.
Folami, F. F. (2003). Factors Influencing the Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding Among African American Women (Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).