OKOLI, Chijioke Ifeanyi

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Mr Okoli is a health economist and lecturer in the Department of Health Administration & Management, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He is also a part-time researcher with Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria and an associate Fellow of the Institute of Public Health University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He has Master of Public Health specializing in Health Economics from University of Cape South Africa; M.Sc (Economics) from University of Nigeria and B.Sc (Economics) from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. His research interests are on health financing with focus on universal health coverage, communicable and non-communicable disease control, maternal and child health. He has multi-country collaborative research experience with the Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems (CREHS) and Resilient & Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) Consortium funded by UKaid/DfID. He trains fieldworkers and supervises field project such as “Reducing Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Nigeria: A Needs Assessment Study in Enugu State” a pilot project of the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) in collaboration with Nigerian Academy of Science for the attainment of Millennium Development Goals. Currently, he is principal investigator on the research project- “Achieving Universal Financial Risk Protection: A Political and Economic Analysis in Enugu State, Nigeria” funded by the Nigeria Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). He has several publications in both local and international per reviewed journals. He is a member of the following professional associations- International Health Economics Association (iHEA), African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), Nigeria Health Economics Association (NiHEA) and an associate research fellow with African Heritage Institution formerly African Institute for Applied Economics Enugu – Nigeria. Also he is a member two research groups – Health Administration & Management Research Group, and Hypertension & Diabetes Research group. He has consultancy experience with development partners’ like- UNFPA, PATHS2, European Union/Support to Reforming Institutions Programme and World Bank Malaria Booster program. Above all, as lecturer he has teaching skills with good interpersonal relationship.