Management Sciences for Health Welcomes Chidozie Ezechukwu as Nigeria Country Representative

August 09, 2023

Management Sciences for Health Welcomes Chidozie Ezechukwu as Nigeria Country Representative

Arlington, VA–August 9, 2023–Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today announced the appointment of Chidozie Ezechukwu as its Country Representative for Nigeria, responsible for mobilizing key partnerships, cultivating stakeholder relationships, and coordinating MSH’s work in one of its largest operations.  

Prior to MSH, Mr. Ezechukwu served as Executive Secretary of Nigeria’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. There, he provided strategic and technical advice to the CCM and its chairman, the Minister of Health, on all issues related to Global Fund-supported public health programs; coordinated country funding request development; and oversight of all Global Fund grants to Nigeria for HIV, TB, malaria, resilient and sustainable health systems, and COVID-19. He also directed day-to-day operations of the CCM secretariat.

Mr. Ezechukwu has had a distinguished career in Nigeria’s public health sector, leading teams to implement grants, providing technical assistance on policies, partnerships, and resource mobilization, and designing health systems strengthening plans. You can read more about Mr. Ezechukwu’s background in his bio, available here. Through his connections and knowledge, he will foster new partnerships across Nigeria’s health sector, thereby helping MSH leverage its experience and expertise to make a lasting impact in the country. 

“We are thrilled that Dozie is bringing his tremendous depth of experience and leadership to MSH’s team in Nigeria,” said Dr. Aday E. Adetosoye, MSH’s Vice President for Global Health Program Delivery. “His passion, extensive experience, and dedication will help us drive innovation to continue to achieve better health outcomes for all Nigerians.” 

MSH works in collaboration with Nigeria’s national and state governments, local partner organizations, USAID, the Global Fund, and other donors to establish effective policies, address gaps in the supply chain for medicines and health commodities, and strengthen leadership and management within the health sector. 

MSH has worked in Nigeria since 1994 on projects focused on child health, reproductive health, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and more. MSH has a presence in Nigeria larger than in most any other country in which it works, with more than 250 staff members working directly with projects and in supporting roles in finance, HR, communications, and other organization-wide functions. 

More information about MSH in Nigeria is available here.