OKECHUKWU (OKEY) NWANYANWU, DrPH, MPH
SENIOR EXECUTIVE, AFRICA
Dr. Okechukwu Nwanyanwu is a world class Epidemiologist with over 35 years’ experience in public health, infectious diseases, executive management and organizational development. He has worked with governments on both national and international levels and has over 100 scientific publications. Dr. Nwanyanwu has focused on building sustainable health systems in several countries in Africa and the Caribbean. He currently lends his expertise to improving healthcare policies, market strategies, project implementation and infrastructure development. He has served as a Strategic and Medical Planner for hospitals and medical universities in Nigeria. He has acted as the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) Country Director in Nigeria, South Africa, the Chief of the Party for the CDC Global AIDS Program in Guyana, the USAID Chief of Health, Population and Nutrition in Mozambique, and the Technical Advisor, Government of Malawi Ministry of Health and USAID in Malawi. Dr. Nwanyanwu has served as the Senior Advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Epidemiologist Director for the CDC, an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the CDC. He has lectured and taught in several universities within the US including Texas A&M University. Dr. Nwanyanwu earned his Doctor of Public Healthy from the University of Texas – School of Public Health and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina. He is also a certified Center for Disease Control Epidemic Intelligence Officer.