Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu

Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

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Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Dr. Ihekweazu trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist, and has over 20 years’ experience working in senior public health and leadership positions in several national public health institutes, including the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the UK's Health Protection Agency and Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Dr. Ihekweazu has led several short-term engagements for WHO, mainly in response to major infectious disease outbreaks around the world including the WHOChina Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).