Uzoma Nwankwo

Senior Medical Officer & Health Economist

Ministry of Health Nigeria


Dr Uzoma Nwankwo is a Senior Medical Officer and Health Economist at Ministry of Health, Nigeria, and is Head of the Coordinating Unit in the Department of Public Health. He has previously worked as a Medical Officer supporting case searches, rumor investigation, and pre and post-certification surveillance within the Nigeria guineaworm eradication Programme, He is immediate past Deputy National M&E Coordinator for NTDs and South-South Zonal Coordinator for Control and Elimination of NTDs in Nigeria. He trained at University of Port Harcourt Nigeria, the London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Uzoma is a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) for NTDs, member of the Technical Advisory Group for Leprosy (TAG-Leprosy), member of Nigeria’s Healthcare Financing, Equity & Investment (HCFE&I) Technical Working Group and chairs the STAG Global Working Group on NTD financing. He is a guest lecturer to the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Port Harcourt, and is interested in improving coverage of NTD interventions with innovative financing and Universal Health Coverage reforms. He has authored related articles and provides technical support to several African Countries.

2 FEB, 2018 10:00-12-00 hrs. PS2.5 Reducing the Gap: Addressing Neglected Disease; Neglected Populations