Dr Francis Ohanyido has a track record of significant leadership in global health management of two-decades, with experience spanning both Governmental and non-Governmental sectors. He has technical expertise on the subject matter of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health plus nutrition (MNCAH+N);.

He is President and Senior Fellow of the West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH) and chairs Health Workforce Committee of the Health Sector Reform Coalition (HSRC), the largest health-focused NGO coalition in Nigeria and is also a key member of the MNCH Core Technical Committee for Nigeria under FMOH. He has served as Vice-Chair of the White Ribbon Alliance, Nigeria. He is a strong advocate for sustainable development and a key convener of the UN SDGs Professional Support Group for Africa.

Dr. Ohanyido is a public health physician with a medical degree from Nigeria (MBBS), a postgraduate diploma in hospital & health administration, another postgraduate training in Public Health and Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the United Nations University’s 10th  e-Governance class and the Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health’s Health Outcomes Research programme. He is a 2006 CMDS Global Scholar, a Fellow of Academy of Public Health (FAPH), Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), UK and Member of the Science Advisory Board (USA) . He is currently a faculty of the “Supercourse” of Epidemiology at WHO Collaborating Center of the University of Pittsburgh and was part of the global team that worked to develop the Research Methods of the Library of Alexandria, Egypt. He is happily married with children.