Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu is an epidemiologist and Consultant Public Health Physician. Dr. Ihekweazu is the CEO of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control. He is also the Managing Partner of EpiAfric (www.epiafric.com), a health sector focused consulting group working to improve population health through expert research and data analytics, project design and evaluation, health communication, advocacy and training. He, previously, held leadership roles at the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the UK’s Health Protection Agency. He has undertaken several short term consultancies for the World Health Organisation, mainly in response to major outbreaks. He is also the co-lead of Nigeria Health Watch (www.nigeriahealthwatch.com), an advocacy platform for health in Nigeria.