PRESIDENT / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Professor Henry C. Uro-Chukwu
Professor Uro-Chukwu attended Universities in Nigeria and United Kingdom and holds various degrees including MB;BS from University of Port Harcourt, MSc in Public Health from University of Westminster, London, an MSc in Clinical Nutrition from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, an MSc in Health Policy & Health System from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria and a PhD in Food Science & Technology. He has attended various short courses including short course on managerial skills for Project Leaders from Centre for International Child Health, University College London and short course on Lifestyle Medicine from Harvard University Medical School, Boston, USA. He belongs to several professional bodies and holds the fellowship of the Royal Society of Public Health, United Kingdom, and fellowship of the African Institute for Health Policy Health Systems.
He has a robust Public Service career spanning over two decades as Assistant Director, Department of Public Health, Ebonyi State Ministry of Health, Ebonyi State Program Coordinator / Chief Executive, State Grassroots Mobile Clinics, State Community Outreach Coordinator, Ebonyi State Mother & Child Care Initiative (MCCI), State Vice Chairman/ Public Health Physician, Ebonyi State Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, Director Training, Research & Mobilization, FMoH`s National Obstetrics Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, Nigeria. In 2020 he was promoted to the rank of an Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine & Nutritional Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University, Nigeria and Visiting Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Coal City University, Enugu, Nigeria. He was a WHO temporary Adviser on Knowledge Translation & Health Policy in 2017 and and has offered consultancy services to various international bodies including EngenderHealth USA on the Viamo Project in 2020.
He is the Founding President / Executive Director, Essential Health Network for Rural Dwellers, an organization he founded in 2009 to support and improve population health among the indigent and underserved, mobilize communities and resources for social change, strengthen health and improve sanitation and the environment through advocacies, sensitization, outreaches, training and capacity building through networks and synergies with local and International organizations.