Dr (Mrs) Tochi Okwor

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Okwor received an MBBS degree from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Lagos, a Masters in Occupational Medicine from the University of Manchester and Postgraduate Fellowship in Public Health of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. She is currently serving as a Consultant Public and Occupational Health Physician at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla Enugu state where she consults at the staff clinic and trains resident doctors. Dr. Okwor was also the National training coordinator for the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre during the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria where she trained healthcare workers on infection prevention and control.
Her research efforts are focused in occupational respiratory diseases and infection prevention and control in healthcare two areas in which Dr. Okwor has published various scientific articles. She was part of the team that developed the AFENET Basic Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control Training Curriculum. Dr. Okwor is a member National Anti-Microbial Resistance Technical Working Group (Nigeria) that developed the National Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, member Case Management Working Group of the World Health Organization Global Task Force on Cholera Control and Member National Working Group developing guidelines for healthcare workers and authorities on public health response to acute watery diarrhoea in Nigeria.