Moving from epidemic response to epidemic preparedness
DR IFEANYI NSOFOR
DIRECTOR, POLICY AND ADVOCATE
Dr. Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor is a graduate of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is a Senior New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity at George Washington University. Ifeanyi is the CEO of EpiAFRIC and Director, Policy and Advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch. Ifeanyi is the Director of #PreventEpidemicsNaija project implemented by Nigeria health Watch. Since 2018, the #PreventEpidemicsNaija project has been advocating for increased budgetary allocation for epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. Project is funded by Resolve to Save Lives through the Global Health Advocacy Incubator. As a Thought Leader in Global Health, Ifeanyi has written over 68 opinion pieces for NPRGoatsAndSoda, Al Jazeera, The Hill, Devex, BioMed Central’s Bugbitten Blog, Scientific American, Project Syndicate etc. His opinion pieces have a global reach - his piece titled, “Why an Ebola Vaccine is Not Enough” has appeared in 18 publications in 16 countries; been published in 8 languages; appeared in more than 4.3 million print copies; been seen over 36,000 times on Project Syndicate social media channels. All of Ifeanyi’s opinion pieces are available here. In March 2020, Ifeanyi spoke at “Exploring Media Ecosystems Conference” at the Samberg Center of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Title of his talk was “Forward this to 10 People: The epidemic of health misinformation in Nigeria”. In March 2020, Ifeanyi was recognized by Onalytica to be among Coronavirus Top 100 healthcare professionals globally.