Nigeria CDC, Nigeria
Dr Chinwe Lucia Ochu has over 23 years’ experience as a clinician. She has a M.B.,B.S from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria and a MPH from University of Liverpool, UK. She currently works with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a deputy director leading research, training and knowledge management. NCDC is Nigeria’s National Public Health Institute with the mandate to protect the health of Nigerians through prevention, early detection and control of infectious diseases of public health importance. She represents NCDC at the National Lassa Fever Research Consortium, National Health Research Committee and National Health Research Technical Working Group. She is involved in the development of a National Research for Health Agenda for Nigeria with identification of health research priorities. She is also involved in the development of Nigeria’s National Plan for Integrated Zoonotic Disease Surveillance and Research in Animals as well as in the development of National Ebola Virus Disease Contingency Plan for Nigeria. She represents NCDC in the Ebola Steering Committee of the Infectious Disease Data Observatory (IDDO) whose aim is to improve the research capacity of countries affected by Ebola. She has represented Nigeria in international discussions that border on the advancement of accelerator 5 of SDG3 (R&D, Innovation and Access). She was part of the health product development, implementation and funding partners deliberation on tackling bottlenecks that impede access to health innovation.