Vivianne Ihekweazu

Managing Director

Vivianne Ihekweazu is the Managing Director of Nigeria Health and leads the strategic direction of the organisation and is responsible for designing and implementing health communication and advocacy strategies.

Vivianne has over 20 years' experience as a communication professional and played a leading role in the COVID-19 crisis & emergency risk communications team, supporting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. She has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria) and is an African Public Health Leaders Fellow at the Centre for Universal Health at Chatham House.


Dr. Kemisola Agbaoye

Director of Programmes

Kemisola oversees all program activities and leads implementation of the Global Advocacy and Prevent Epidemics projects. With a keen interest in health policy, advocacy and communications, she has worked across health security, health financing and health systems strengthening focus areas, and ardently advocates for issues in these areas. She has ongoing research interests in the use of evidence to influence health policy and regularly contributes to the Nigeria Health Watch editorial on this.


Chibuike Alagboso

Senior Programme Manager

Chibuike has nearly a decade of experience in health communication and public health advocacy. He is passionate about leveraging strategic communication and storytelling to advocate for impactful public health policies. His experience spans social enterprise sector and has received various awards and fellowships including Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, LEDE fellowship, and Journalist-in-residence fellowship. He writes, facilitates training, and mentors journalists on solutions journalism within and outside Nigeria and currently leading the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative as Senior Programme Manager. Chibuike has a bachelor's in medical laboratory science.


Beti Baiye

Editor

Beti is a storyteller, writer and editor with extensive expertise in health communications, creative, evidence-based writing and research. Beti's work has been published in the anthology, 'The Different Shades of a Feminine Mind', Bellanaija, Daily Trust Newspaper, the Guardian Newspaper and of course, Nigeria Health Watch. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, UK.

Beti Baiye is the Editor at Nigeria Health Watch where she oversees the publishing of thought leadership and solutions-oriented stories that provide Nigerians with the information they need to influence health policy, make informed decisions about their health and advocate for an improved health system.


Bunmi Oyebanji

Programme Manager

Bunmi Oyebanji Obot has 9+ years of experience leading and supporting results-driven advocacy and policy programmes, campaigns and projects in public health, development, agriculture, and telecommunications sectors. She has a proven track record of leveraging strategic communications, multi stakeholder partnerships, and project management skills to lead advocacy campaigns, influence teams and partners to create measurable impact and achieve results against target key performance indicators. Bunmi has a BSc. Economics and Development Studies from Covenant University, and an MBA from Coventry University, United Kingdom.


Aloysius Ugwu

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Aloysius is a global health leader with over seven years' experience in all aspects of local, state, and federal public health advocacy and policy reviews. He is experienced in developing programming and its application in social and economic analysis, gender mainstreaming, achievement of global agendas, and sustainable human development especially for women, children, and other vulnerable groups. In a few years, Aloysius has accumulated knowledge and skills through sustained advocacy efforts, partnerships, evidence generation and work in community mobilization. He has worked under the DFID, Gates Foundation and USAID funded projects and understands their dynamics in programming and reporting processes.


Michael Atima

Programme Delivery Coordinator

Michael holds a master's degree in Global Health Delivery with a specialization in Health Management from the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. A Global Health Specialist experienced in health communications, evidence-based advocacy, project management, research, good stakeholder management, evidence-based campaign design, and monitoring & evaluation. He has core expertise in SEO and Google Analytics, social media strategy, digital marketing, web content development, blogging, project management, production of audio/visual contents and data visualization. Additionally, he is passionate about health financing, maternal and new-born health, and health equity.


Damilola Ilori

Human Resource Manager

Damilola Ilori is an internationally certified HR professional with more than 8 years of experience across diverse sectors and industries such as consulting, Retail, Healthcare and NGO to name a few.

She is a certified member of the Human Resource Certification Institute and CIPM Nigeria.


Thelma Chioma Thomas-Abeku

Communications Coordinator

Thelma Chioma Thomas-Abeku is a public health advocate, who is passionate about access to quality and equitable healthcare delivery for all through Universal Health Coverage.

As health thought leader, she has authored and co-authored opinion pieces to strengthen advocacy on several health issues including Maternal and New-born and Child Health (MNCH), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, (WASH), and Gender Equality.

Thelma is experienced in the development programme and has worked extensively in different communities across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.


Samuel Gada

Graphic Design/Visual Editor

Samuel is a creative and inquisitive individual who is always seeking to learn and grow. By profession, he is a digital illusionist, using his skills to craft unique and captivating designs. Photography is also a passion of his, and he brings his artistic eye to everything he does. Samuel is known for his attention to detail and his deep understanding of human behaviour, which allows him to create designs that speak to a wide range of audiences.


Ikemefuna Igwe

Production Manager

A digital production professional with years of experience in cinematography, content creation, script writing, infographics design, video/photo editing. Also proficient in public health research, health communication and social media management.


Oguntola Ibukun

Programme Coordinator

Oguntola Ibukun is Programme Coordinator at Nigeria Health Watch. He is a research, public health, as well as communications professional. He has core expertise in initiating and managing projects; health communications and creative, evidence-based writing, and research. Ibukun has over the past two years led a Global Health Advocacy Incubator funded project focused on increasing sustained epidemic preparedness funding in Nigeria. With the project, the team initiated and amplified the conversations online around epidemic preparedness in Nigeria."


Peter Ameh

Finance and Administrative Manager

Peter Ameh is a financial professional with seven years of practical experience providing first-rate financial and operational management services within the humanitarian and development sector.

Prior to his employment at Nigeria Health Watch, Peter had worked with Mary Dinah Foundation as Finance and Operations Manager on project financed by United State Agency for International Development (USAID). He has also worked as Project Accountant, Administration Officer, and Finance Assistant with various International/Local NGOs including Centre for International Corporation in Health and Development, FHI360/Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, Action Against Hunger, Neem Foundation, and the Society for Family Health on projects funded by donors such as USAID, GF, BMGF, UKAID, DFID, WB, and GAC.


Patience Adejo

Programme Coordinator

A public health and communication expert with over 5 years of experience in project management, coordination, and implementation with a keen interest in health promotion and Communication.


Kenneth Ibe

Social Media Coordinator

Kenneth is the Nigeria Health Watch's Social Media Analyst. He is a social media expert who can seamlessly integrate various social media platforms to work together. He specializes in developing organizations' online presence using social media platforms. In the last two years, he has demonstrated the ability to do this effectively.


Onyinye Oranezi

Programme Executive

Onyinye Oranezi is a researcher and a health enthusiast. She is an emerging public health journalist interested in health systems strengthening, health policy development, health promotion and education, health communications and advocacy, and thought leadership. She currently works at Nigeria Health Watch as a Programme Executive.


Hadiza Mohammed

Communication Assistant

Hadiza work proactively to produce and coordinate written, visual and digital content for the range of Nigeria Health Watch social media platforms, Pitch story ideas to the Nigeria Health Watch editor, and write articles focused on Nigeria Health Watch’s advocacy issues, Support in writing and disseminating press releases, briefings and editorials to the local media to increase Nigeria Health Watch’s visibility. Hadiza joined Nigeria Health Watch in October 2020 from KAFTAN TV, a media organization where she serves as a writer, newscaster, and reporter.

Hadiza holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Kaduna state university Kaduna and she aspires to obtain a master’s degree in public health.


Thomas Habila

Finance/Administrative Assistant

Thomas is a motivated finance and administrative professional with 4+years’ experience of ledger processes, petty cash management and tax administration. He holds a National Certificate in Education (NCE) in Economics/Geography and is currently building his career on risk, operations, and financial management.

Thomas possesses excellent computer skills, especially MS Office products with the ability to work with little or no supervision. He is articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff, and is familiar with donor-funded programs and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.


Stephanie Choji

Office Assistant

Stephanie works as an Office Assistant at Nigeria Health Watch. She schedules and manages meetings, manages team calendars, and collates and distributes incoming mails. She has vast experience in supporting organisation's administration work. She works to contribute to the efficient day-to-day administrative duties of an organisation. Stephanie has an Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from Ecolyte Technical Academy, Abuja.