SWITZERLAND, JULY 02 – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu as the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The president’s aide on New Media, Ahmad Bashir announced it on Tuesday.
“President Buhari approves the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu as director general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The appointment is in line with the provisions of section 11(1)(3) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (Establishment) Act, 2018.” Bashir said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and Consultant Public Health Physician. Dr. Ihekweazu is the CEO of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control. He is also the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (www.epiafric.com), a health sector focused consulting group working to improve population health through expert research and data analytics, project design and evaluation, health communication, advocacy and training.
He previously held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK’s Health Protection Agency. He has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainzzly in response to major outbreaks. He is also the co-lead of Nigeria Health Watch (www.nigeriahealthwatch.com), an advocacy platform for health in Nigeria.