Professor is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria. Prof. Okeke was born and raised in Nigeria. A 1979 graduate of Medicine from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She had her training in Gastroenterology / Hepatology in the Jos University Teaching Hospital, completing a Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians in 1992. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. She currently heads the Gastroenteroloy / Hepatology unit of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos.
Professor Okeke is involved in national and international clinical research in collaboration with Imperial College, London, Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College London, Northwestern University Chicago amongst others. She is currently Principal investigator of the Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Africa (PROLIFICA) in Jos, an ongoing multi-country research project and also principal investigator of ‘The Presentation of HCC in Nigerian Patients’, an NIH sponsored study with the Northwestern University, Chicago.
She represents the African continent on the Rome Foundation executive committee for the global epidemiological study on irritable bowel syndrome. She was a member of the 20th WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and use of Essential Medicines.
She was recently appointed Royal College of Physicians International Advisor for Nigeria.
Professor Okeke is an active member of Nigerian Medical Association, the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) and the American Gastroenterology Association.
She has over 55 scientific publications in peer review journals.
Mrs Josephine Uzoaru is an experienced health and social care tutor and a professional trainer, assessor and entrepreneur. Her background in Accounting includes a Bachelors degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1986 and a certification as a Public Accountant from the Institute of Public Accountants in 2004. Her journey into Health and Social Care began in 2005 at the Seven Sisters Hospital Services where she worked as a Care Worker and then rose to become a Senior Care Worker, trained and supervised other team members. During her time as Team Leader at Care Central Ltd and as Deputy Manager at Ashbridge Lodge, Leytonstone, she provided services for adults and children living with learning disabilities.
She has several Health and Social Care diplomas and other awards/certifications from ACA Institute, SCOLA, JHP Academy and Marvel College.
In her capacity as a trainer, assessor and Internal Quality Assurer at ACA Institute from 2007 till date, She provides tutorials and assessment services in Health and Social Care, Competence based qualifications, among other services, for students.
Mrs Uzoaru has taught various aspects of Public health units at the London Millennium College from 2010 to 2012-Health Promotion, Principles of Practice, Communication, Health and Safety, The Role of Public Health in Health and Social Care, Managing Finance, etc.
She is currently a Director at Marvel College where she trains and assesses Diploma students and also functions as an Internal Moderator. She offers some voluntary services to children at a Nursery.
Mrs Uzoaru is an inspirational leader and a successful teacher who has a proven track record of empowering individuals to enable them fulfill their potentials while making positive contributions to society.
Princess Osita-Oleribe holds a BSc. in Biochemistry, a MSc. in International Health Policy and Management and an MBA in Non-Profit Management. Her post graduate diploma in Gender Studies from the University of Abuja is in view. She is a certified practitioner in project management (PRINCE 2), and a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Princess has in the past decade worked on many health development projects in Nigeria, coordinating its programs and activities. She has defined, developed and implemented community and facility based public health programs in Nigeria, co-authored a number of guidance documents and standard operating procedures; fast tracked facility and community based services for comprehensive care of clients and establish services that render palliative care for adults and children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS in more than sixteen States of Nigeria.
Dr. Olabisi Oladipo is a medical doctor with MBBS and MPH degrees from University of Maiduguri and University of Glasgow, respectively. She is a public health physician who has acquired clinical experience in managing HIV/AIDS and TB/HIV co-infected clients during her work in HIV programs of some private organizations, including EFMC. She served as Senior Clinical Associate for Continuum of Care at Excellence and Friends Management Care Centre, Abuja where she effectively coordinated and integrated all program activities regarding the care, support and treatment of HIV-infected adults and children in the FCT and Nasarawa state and ensuring regular monitoring and evaluation systems to guarantee quality service delivery.
She has received a number of trainings –M-PACT Training on HIV, TB, Malaria and Ebola (by the Royal College of Physicians/West African College of Physicians), Management of TB/HIV, PRINCE2 Project Management, Systems Strengthening and Organizational Sustainability (SSOS) and Continuous Quality Improvement. She has facilitated trainings in TB/HIV, Adherence Counseling and ART interventions to healthcare workers in secondary healthcare facilities as part of activities to scale up comprehensive ART services in the FCT and Nasarawa state on the CDC/IHVN-funded HIV/AIDS project. Dr Oladipo was able to foster and strengthen good working relationships with personnel at EFMC, EFMC-supported facilities, partners of EFMC and representatives of the Government of Nigeria.
While at EFMC, she co-authored some peer-reviewed journal publications and also participated in some research activities.
Dr Oladipo currently works at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria as Technical Officer for Clinical Services.
Mr. Kenneth Onyewuchi is a Project Manager, a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner with great wealth of experience in managing projects successfully. An Impactful trainer who had been involved in the training, mentoring and supervision of several professionals; including health personnel, government officials and several others from various works of life.
He is currently the State Program Manager of Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI), a non-governmental organization of individuals committed to the promotion of health and protection of the well-being of families in Africa and beyond. In this position, he is responsible for the effective management of all program resources including human and financial to meet strategic objectives set by both funders and the organization. He interfaces on behalf of CFHI with funders and relevant stakeholders to provide the needed collaboration for delivery of projects.
Before this current position, he was the Research/Special Assistant to the Executive Director of E&F Management Consult Ltd, a specialist Management consult that provides public health services, human resources/personnel services and system strengthening. In this position he demonstrated great prowess through the various research writings, articles and presentations he prepared for onward publication and delivery by the principal consultant. He as the research assistant played a critical role in the proposal writing team of the organization and had been actively involved in the proposals, EOIs, concept notes, submitted at different times by the organization. As program support staff his research documents, analysis, and the creativity and innovation he demonstrated had aided the principal consultant and management in effective decision making.
As a Training Assistant of the First Nigerian Professional Monitoring and Evaluation Short Course (NPMEC), he provided full training support during the period of the didactic course and all through the lifespan of the project. He carried out: mentoring and supervisory visit to several participants in the course, analysis of data from the course, thereby contributing to the eventual success of the program, which trained participants in effective and efficient Monitoring and Evaluation.
He is an astute reader with a penchant for research.