Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Presentation: Strengthening the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and National Public Health Institutions

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and consultant in Public Health Medicine. He has held public health and leadership positions in several national public health institutes for more than 25 years, including the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency, and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute. He will start serving as Assistant Director-General at WHO leading the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin in November. His scientific research has been focused largely on intervention epidemiology.