Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is Consultant Medical Epidemiologist, currently on secondment at the Centre for Tuberculosis of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases from the Health Protection Agency in the UK. Prior to the secondment he was the lead Regional Epidemiologist for the South East Region in England. In addition to his primary role, Dr Ihekweazu has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation (WHO) taking him to Geneva, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Turkey and Nigeria, mostly in response to major infectious disease outbreaks. He is a graduate of the College of Medicine of the University of Nigeria, with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf and Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Community Health (DTM&CH) from the University of Heidelberg, both in Germany. He started his public health career as an epidemiologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany and subsequently as a Public Health Analyst with the National Health Service, London, UK. He then got awarded a Fellowship for the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and subsequently completed a Public Health Residency with the UK Faculty of Public Health. He is widely published in peer review journals on the epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases. Chikwe blogs at www.nigeriahealthwatch.com and you can follow him on twitter @nighealthwatch


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