Dr. Teresa Bassey is a Nigerian and an international consultant in public health and aviation medicine.
She is a Consultant physician specialized in Occupational Medicine and Aviation Medicine- both subspecialties of Public Health. She graduated top of her class on the Dean’s Honours list with an MB; BS and distinctions in Surgery and Public Health from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos.
Teresa holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Health from Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and holds several certifications in Aviation Medicine from King’s College London and other certificate awarding organizations such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) of Europe, now the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
She participates actively in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the United Nations Agency in charge of Civil Aviation worldwide; involved in training and capacity building in aviation medicine.
In her capacity as the Lead Technical Advisor Africa for CAPSCA – a worldwide ICAO initiative, ICAO involved her in assistance visits to evaluate international airports on their pandemic preparedness planning for public health events (especially communicable diseases) in various countries in Africa, the Middle East and South America.
CAPSCA is ‘The Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation’.
Her areas of interest has included medical emergencies inflight and strategies and policies in place for persons with disabilities using civilian air transport and facilities available for them at airports.
Teresa as a member of the ICAO Medical Provisions Study Group, handled modifications and additions to ICAO medical standards as specified in the ICAO Annex 1.
She has very recently retired as the Director of Aeromedical Standards of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) the regulatory Authority for Civil Aviation in Nigeria.
Post retirement, she is on the Board of Springfield Medical Group where as a Consultant she handles international and local assignments in her areas of expertise.
She is also on the Board of Lani Foundation a nonprofit NGO where the focus is on capacity building for the care givers for people with disabilities as well upgrading the skills of persons with disabilities and those living in challenging circumstances.