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Ifeanyi M Nsofor

Senior Atlantic Fellow in Health Equity, George Washington University

Dr Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor is a graduate of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Medical School. He is a Senior New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University (in this capacity, he participates in the global interest groups, seminars and conferences that are run by the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity programme at George Washington University and the Atlantic Institute based in Oxford). In 2016, Ifeanyi was a DAAD Scholar for the Modern Teaching Methods short course at Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany. For the past 21 years post-graduation, Ifeanyi has worked with Nigeria’s National Programme on Immunization, Pathfinder International, Nutrition International, TY Danjuma Foundation, EpiAFRIC and Nigeria Health Watch. He consults for different health organisations.

Currently, Ifeanyi is the CEO of EpiAFRIC and Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch. For five years, Ifeanyi worked at the National Programme on Immunization, starting as the Personal Assistant to the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he worked closely with CEO in administration and technical guidance for immunization in Nigeria. Subsequently, after a year as the personal Assistant to the CEO, Ifeanyi became a Principal Monitoring, Evaluation and Surveillance Officer. In this role, he was involved in national teams that intervened in improving capacity of health workers in sub-national levels, vaccine cold chain, vaccine logistics. Ifeanyi understands vaccination in resource-poor and fragile settings. In the last 14 years, Ifeanyi has led several researches in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria. Ifeanyi was co-lead of the evaluation of performance of the African Union humanitarian support to contain the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ifeanyi is currently leading a research to document Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness plans prior to COVID-19, Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and lessons for future epidemic preparedness in Nigeria.

Since 2019, he has been on the faculty of the Health Management Programme of the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University. In March 2020, Ifeanyi was recognized by Onalytica to be among the coronavirus top 100 healthcare professionals globally.

Honours

Top 100 coronavirus healthcare professionals globally – Onalytica