Dr. Okey Nwanyanwu, Ph.D.

Dr. Nwanyanwu joined CDC Nigeria as the Country Director in 2010. He brings to GHC his extensive international experience substantiated by his previous positions as CDC Country Director for Guyana and South Africa as well as former roles as USAID Country Chief of Health, Population and Nutrition in Mozambique and  Senior Advisor for Global HIV/AIDS in Guyana. He is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of public health, epidemiology, malaria control, and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. Dr. Okey Nwanyanwu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Texas, School of Public Health. His specialties include: public health issues and management, knowledge of West Africa/Nigeria, infectious disease assessment and management.  Dr. Nwanyanwu speaks four languages fluently and has over 100 scientific publications.