Obinna Onwujekwe

Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiology in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria

Professor Obinna Onwujekwe qualified as a medical doctor from University of Nigeria and later obtained a MSc in Health Economics. He studied briefly at the Swiss Tropical Institute Basel for the Certificate in District Health Management and received a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He is currently a Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiolgy in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria. He has vast work and research experience in many parts of the world. He is one of the leading health economists health financing experts in Africa. He was a member of the National Healthcare Financing Policy Technical Group that produced the first Nigerian Healthcare Financing Policy; was the Lead facilitator of the Nigerian Presidential Summit on Universal Health Coverage; and is currently the Co-Chairman of the National Technical Working Group on Health Financing and Equity. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the African Health Economics and Policy Association. He is also a technical facilitator to the ongoing efforts to produce a new National Health Policy for Nigeria. He is a member of the UNAIDS Economics Reference Group, the president of the Nigerian Health Economics Association. He is currently the Chairman of the University of Nigeria Senate Research Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Enhancing the Global Visibility of the University of Nigeria. He has published more than 170 papers in many reputable international journals and is on the editorial board of five journals. He is the Editor of the African Journal of Health Economics.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Health Economics and Policy and Pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiolgy in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria