Chikwe Ihekweazu

Senior Honorary Lecturer on Infectious Diseases, UCL

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Managing Partner of EpiAfric. He is an epidemiologist and consultant in public health medicine with 20 years’ experience working in public health roles. Until recently he co-led the Centre for Tuberculosis at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to this, he was a Consultant Medical Epidemiologist, working for the UK's Health Protection Agency, covering the South East region of England and at Germany’s Robert Koch working as a Public Health Analyst. Dr Ihekweazu has undertaken several short-term consultancies for the World Health Organisation (WHO), mainly in response to major outbreaks and the design of surveillance systems taking him to Geneva, Sudan, Liberia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Turkey and Nigeria. He is widely published in medical peer review journals and is on the board of the NGOs Public Health Foundation of Nigeria, Society for Family Health, Education as a Vaccine and on the Africa Policy Advisory Board of ONE.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Honorary Senior Lecturer on Infectious Diseases, , University College London

Education

  • 2007 
    UK Faculty of Public Health , Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • 2005 
    European Centre for Disease Control, Fellow of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training
  • 2001 
    Rubrecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany, Diploma in Community Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 2001 
    Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, Masters of Public Health
  • 1996 
    University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS)