Usie, Charles Emmamuzou is serving as the Country Director for Christian Aid UK, Nigeria country programme, Charles leads a team of over 390 experts delivering life changing interventions for poor and marginalised Nigerians. Responsible for Christian Aid’s operations in Nigeria in the areas of: Democracy and good governance; Health and Human Development; Humanitarian and Resilient Livelihoods; and Gender and Inclusion.
He was a National Specialist for Action Aid International, supporting the roll out of the REFLECT and STAR community empowerment approaches to tackle HIV in Nigeria. Prior to this role in Action Aid which began in January 2005, Charles was a team leader heading the child survival and youth empowerment for Care for Children Project- an Initiative of the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) Jos, Catholic Archdiocese of Jos.
Charles has supported several National and State led processes as a consultant/specialist during his years of professional development, such as; UNICEF, Capacity for Universal Basic Education in Plateau State; Action Aid; MSH OVC project and the Adolescent school project in Kaduna and Plateau States for the National Popular Theatre Alliance (NPTA).
Dr. Ibironke Dada is a public health and management specialist with sixteen years’ experience in health system strengthening, quality management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and private sector engagement. Dr. Dada holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Masters in Public Health and Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She is currently the Director of Quality, PharmAccess Foundation overseeing quality improvement initiatives in several states in Nigeria. PharmAccess Foundation, Joint Commission International (JCI) and the Council of Health Service Accreditation Southern Africa (COHSASA) created the internationally recognised SafeCare Standards for resource restricted settings in 2011. She is the Lead Facilitator – Healthcare Quality, Health Management Program, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is the Technical Director Family Planning & Reproductive Health at the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project in Nigeria where she provides overall technical leadership and quality assurance of project activities.
The objective of the SHOPS Plus FP activity in Nigeria is to improve access to quality family planning services in priority Nigerian states through increasing the capacity of health providers and enhancing the quality of counselling and services in target states.
Dr. Aminu served as the Service Quality Improvement and Reproductive Health Advisor, Director of Service Delivery and Associate Deputy National Program Manager on the DFID funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) project which focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes in Nigeria.
Dr. Amina Aminu is a physician and a public health professional with extensive experience in designing and managing Health Systems Strengthening and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs.
He was lead contributor to the Medicines’ Security Concept that focuses on improving sustainable access to safe, high quality and affordable healthcare, through local production of medical commodities. He was pioneer Head of the Health Policy Research and Development (HPRD) Unit at the Nigerian National Assembly, where he worked to develop an Evidence-based approach to Legislation and Policy formulation in Nigeria.
Dr Obi Adigwe has headed and served on numerous Committees and Expert Working Groups at both national and international levels, including the D-8, United Nations, World Health Organisation, The African Union and ECOWAS.
Her industry experience in healthcare management dates to 2007, working with several organizations until March 2011 when she founded Novo Health Africa (HMO). Her desire to be part of the new Nigeria where healthcare is efficient, effective and of high-quality standards for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status remain the fire behind her passion to serve through the Novo Health Africa vision.
She is a member of the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria, the Public Health Physician Association of Nigeria, an international member of the American Association for Physician Leadership and an alumnus of London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, the Lagos Business School and the Harvard School of Public Health.
He had worked in Shell earlier in his career and held very sensitive positions like Project Manager for the Bonny Terminal Major Tank Rehabilitation Project; and Corporate Pipelines Asset Manager responsible for the company’s entire crude oil evacuation and export network in Nigeria among others.
He is the Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Presidential Committee on Infrastructure and PPPs, the co-founder of OLG Health Foundation and Autism Center, and the Founder and Advocacy Champion of the Defeat Autism in Nigeria (DAIN) advocacy initiative.
Previously, as head of the Nigerian Health Policy/Plans, Research/Statistics directorate, she provided technical coordination for the development of the National Health System and its key strategies such as the National Health Act. As the first Director of International Health, she managed the international Health thrust of Nigeria including driving the Health MDGs and SDGs efforts. She has served on several local and international boards including the Executive Board of the World Health Organization.