Prof. UZOCHUKWU Benjamin S. Chudi

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BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Benjamin Uzochukwu qualified as a medical doctor in 1983 and obtained his Diploma in Public Administration in 1996 and Master of Public Health degree in 2000 as well as Certificate in Health Policy Analysis. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Consultant Community Medicine Physician at the University of Nigeria, Teaching Hospital Enugu. He is also a Professor of Public Health, Health Policy and Systems in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Administration & Management, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where he teaches Health Management and Health Policy and systems. He is also the assistant coordinator of the Health Policy Research Group. He has been working in public health for over 20 years. He is a foundation member of the Association of Schools of Public in Africa (ASPHA) and in the board of Health Systems Global. He is the 86th inaugural lecturer of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the pioneer Director of the Institute of Public health of same university.
He has done extensive work focusing on epidemiology of vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. He has been involved in the generation of knowledge on the effect of health sector reform on tropical diseases and reproductive health issues as well as health policy and health economics issues of malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in developing countries, focusing on the effect of Health sector reform processes on utilization of PHC services, impact of user fees on households and exemptions policies in Nigeria: community participation within the context of health sector reform; family planning issues, immunization, rational drug use and generation of new knowledge on how to strengthen health system policies and key interventions which preferentially benefit the poorest. Other areas include scaling-up of health intervention strategies including HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, IMCI and immunization. He has expertise in Health policy and systems analysis and getting research into policy and practice as well as impact evaluation of health programmes. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications in both international and national journals.
He is the Chief examiner to the West African Postgraduate Medical College of Physicians faculty of Community Health. He is an external examiner to various Nigerian medical schools including the University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki and Imo State University. He is also an external examiner to the Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
He is a Knight of Good Shepherd (KGS) of the Anglican Communion of the Diocese of Enugu, Nigeria and married with five children.