Udochisom Anaba




Caroline Johnson

Placement Country: United States
Title: Maternal and Newborn Health Quantitative Researcher
Partner: Population Council
Health equity means having equal opportunities to access care irrespective of who we are.

Udochisom Anaba hails from Abia State, Nigeria. He is a strong advocate for equal access to healthcare for marginalized populations. Prior to joining GHC, Udochisom worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria on a grant for local Principal Investigators focusing on the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission in Africa. The Global Affairs Canada funded this grant through the World Health Organization. Through his work, Udochisom identified the reason for the low uptake of HIV Infant Diagnosis for HIV-Exposed Infants in Nigeria. From this work he was able to gain first-hand experience by visiting the laboratories and studying the logistics of sample transport and processing; he also contributed to the production of manuscripts addressing this issue. Udochisom has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of York. In his free time, Udochisom enjoys reading books on strategy, management, and leadership and playing table tennis.