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Ifeanyi Nsofor



Ifeanyi Nsofor is 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. 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. Ifeanyi 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.”

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The PandemicTech Newsletter: Winter 2022

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What we’re working on: The Global Health Security Fund (GHS Fund). Announced on November 30th, 2021, in Geneva during the New horizons for investing in innovations for global health and resilient health systems event organized by UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange during the World Health Assembly. Watch it here.

What we’re excited about: The Youth Declaration for Biosecurity, a call to action launched during the Biological Weapons Convention in November 2021. PandemicTech Innovation Fellows Mayra Ameneiros and Fatima Aziz were two of seven co-authors. Watch here.

What we’re listening to: The PandemicTech Podcast, The Drop Out-Elizabeth Holmes on Trial Podcast, In Fact with Chelsea Clinton (Peter Hotez & Anti Vax mom).

What we’re watching: The new Global Health Security Fund launch trailer. Watch it here.

Featured article: 6th EpiAFRIC Health Meets Tech Hackathon: Navigating Healthcare Post-COVID-19 by Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, PandemicTech Innovation Fellow

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