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Nkechi G. Onyeneho

Researcher, University of Nigeria

Nkechi Onyeneho has held tenure position at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria since 2005 and appointed Professor of Medical Sociology/Anthropology in 2017. She has lived and worked all her life in Africa where she is well acknowledged as a leading research expert on health systems, neglected tropical diseases and access of marginalized groups to health care. Nkechi is highly visible within the public health and child welfare community and the academia in Nigeria. Nkechi focuses on multidisciplinary team research with mixed research capability, that addresses issues of access to care among the less privileged. Nkechi has led more than 10 health assessment missions for various organizations including the WHO, UNDP, UNICEF to mention a few. Nkechi has published more than 40 comprehensive research articles in leading journals and has led many project evaluations especially on the less privileged and children with disabilities.

Education and Training
Nkechi received Ph.D. (2006) Medical Sociology/Anthropology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Other qualifications:
• Master of Science (MSc, 2003) in Women Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Employment History
University of Nigeria, Nsukka Lecturer (2005 to present)
Professor of Medical Sociology/Anthropology since 2017, outstanding contributor to the development of international collaboration and network with Universities in Malaysia, United States and Africa, receive and supervise Postgraduate Students in Sociology, Anthropology and Social work as well as Women Studies. As an academic, she has attracted research projects as well as partnerships WHO, UNICEF, and linkages between the University of Nigeria and other world Universities. Her research focus is on increasing access to Social services and health interventions at the community level.
Nkechi leads an interdisciplinary research team.


  • 2005–2020
    Professor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka