Chikwe  Ihekweazu

Chief Executive Officer/ National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Chief Executive Officer/National Coordinator of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. He is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine.

Before his appointment, Ihekweazu was the Managing Partner at EpiAfric, a health consultancy firm. He worked previously as Co-Director of the Centre for Tuberculosis at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a Medical Epidemiologist consultant with the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency, and at Germany’s Robert Koch Institute.

Ihekweazu has held several consultancy roles with the World Health Organisation, in response to major outbreaks and supporting the design of surveillance systems in Geneva, Sudan, Liberia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Turkey and Nigeria.

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