PandemicTech awards Ifeanyi Nsofor an Innovation Fellowship
Nigerian physician and public health expert Ifeanyi Nsofor has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship to support his efforts to promote healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, including organizing the September 2021 Health Meets Tech Pan-African Hackathon in Abuja, Nigeria.
A public health physician from Nigeria, Dr. Nsofor is Director of Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch and leads the organisations’ advocacy interventions. He is a leading advocate for universal health coverage in Nigeria. He serves as CEO of EpiAFRIC, a public health consultancy based in Abuja. Ifeanyi received his medical degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University School of Medicine.
As a 2006 Ford Foundation International Fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Ifeanyi obtained a Masters in Community Health degree. He is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School’s Strategic Frameworks for Non-profit Organizations. He has led 17 research projects across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. He was Co-Lead of evaluation of African Union intervention for Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr. Nsofor is a 2018 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity. He has spoken at TEDxOguiRoad on “without health, we have nothing.”
Launched in February 2020, The PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship recognizes and supports leaders in global health security innovation. PandemicTech is proud to have sponsored and assisted in organizing the 2018 Health Meets Tech Infectious Disease Hackathon in Abuja alongside Dr. Nsofor, EpiAFRIC, and Nigeria Health Watch. The 2018 hackathon was an extraordinary success in promoting public health innovation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria, bringing together over 100 innovators with news reaching 1.6 million unique Twitter users through an astonishing 10.4 million timeline views over the course of the event. PandemicTech is extremely excited to be a Titan Sponsor for the 2021 Health Meets Tech Pan-African Hackathon; more information is available via: