Dr Adaeze Oreh is a Family Physician with the Department of Hospital Services in the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria. She holds an MBBS degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Master of Science (MSc) degrees in International Health Management from Imperial College and Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in addition to certification in Leadership and Management from both Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health and University of Washington.
She has over 16 years’ experience in healthcare service delivery and health systems management across the private and public health sectors in Nigeria. Between 2009 and 2014, she was the programme manager in charge of Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nassarawa and Niger States for the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) a United States’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) project in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health. Her role was critical to national policy formulation, data analytics and management, operations supervision, quality assurance and emergency preparedness and response.
Dr Oreh is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Royal Society of Public Health and sits on the Governing Council of Nigeria’s first private university of Medical Sciences. She is a health systems contributor for several publications including Premium Times and The Guardian addressing health inequities and universal health coverage. Dr Adaeze Oreh was recently selected as one of 25 recipients of the Aspen New Voices Fellowship for 2019 by the Aspen Institute – an initiative that recognises change makers in global health and development sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. She currently serves as the Public Relations Officer of the Society of Family Physicians FCT Abuja and Keffi Zone and spoke at the 74th United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage Pavilion in New York.