Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu

Aloysius is a global health leader with over six years experience in all aspects of local, state, and federal public health advocacy and policy reviews. He is experienced in development programming and its application in social and economic analysis, gender mainstreaming, achievement of the global agendas, poverty reduction and sustainable human development especially for women, children, and youth. 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.

Thelma Chioma Abeku


Thelma Chioma Abeku is the Information and Research Manager at Nigeria Health Watch, a Consultancy and public health advocacy organisation based in Abuja Nigeria. Thelma is passionate about health advocacy and engagements that would boost quality healthcare access across all levels through Universal Health Coverage. Her desire is to see that all rural communities have increased access to basic health care and portal drinking water. With a background in Education and Communications, her core expertise is in public health communications, project management, evidence-based writing, research and evaluation and multimedia content creation.

Dara Ajala Damisa

Dara Ajala-Damisa is Programme Manager at Nigeria Health Watch, a health communications and advocacy non-profit organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria. She is a microbiologist, public health and as well as communications professional. Dara is a member of Nigeria Health Watch’s editorial team, a team that oversees the publishing of four articles weekly. Here she writes and edits several thought leadership and solutions-oriented stories to provide Nigerians the tools they need to make informed decisions about their health.

Chibuike Alagboso

Chibuike Alagboso is a Health Journalist at Nigeria Health Watch, a health communication and advocacy organization based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. His writing focuses on highlighting efforts that are tackling public health challenges in Nigeria. He also writes thought leadership articles that provide insights to health sector actors in Nigeria and supports the Nigeria side of the Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative as Program Manager.

Mohammed Maikudi

Mohammed Maikudi is a technologist, data scientist, and entrepreneur with experience from a career that has spanned from government to investment banking to tech. He is Specialized in designing and delivering innovative ICT solutions in the public sector, working collaboratively with government at national and subnational levels to understand, use, and regulate data and technology. Mohammed works at the intersection of civic and technological innovations. He leads the design of solutions to improve government accountability through technology and drives coordination among technology partners for complex governance projects. He develops insights for how to use technology and data to take on new opportunities, overcome challenges, and avoid pitfalls.

Dr. Chioma Nwakanma

Chioma Nwakanma is a Public health physician and healthcare content creator. She is a TEDx public speaker with years of experience in health communications and tech. She is an alumni of the YALI RLC West Africa, with certification in “Leadership and Management in Healthcare”, from the University of Washington. She is the SGS Geneva ambassador for UNDP, and a digital influencer for the International Centre for Journalism Knights Fellows. She is highly recognized for her outstanding contributions to healthcare promotion and digitalization via her NGO, SMILE WITH ME Foundation, and her Health blog “Medically speaking with Dr Zobo”. Amongst many, she is a 2021 recipient of the Royal African Awards, a 2020 Future Awards Africa Nominee for health and wellness, and listed 100 most inspiring and powerful women in Nigeria- by Leading Ladies Africa and Power woman Africa. Chioma is committed to influencing data driven health policies and innovation, especially around sexual & reproductive health and rights in Nigeria, via advocacy and research.

Vivianne Ihekweazu

Vivianne Ihekweazu is the Managing Director of Nigeria Health Watch, a health communication and advocacy organization based in Nigeria. She is responsible for working with development partners to structure health communications strategies to bolster health advocacy in Nigeria. This includes being the Programme Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Policy & Advocacy project. Vivianne has over 15 years’ experience as a health communications professional, having worked at some of the world’s leading communications and research agencies. Vivianne was a mentor on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and other enterprise development programmes, providing women entrepreneurs with business and management training. She received an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria) and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM).

Adam Talsma

Adam Talsma is a Strategic designer and innovation coach with experience in public and philanthropicsector strategy, grassroots media production, and multi-stakeholder collaboration. Adam is a practiced instructor, facilitator, researcher and multimedia storyteller. He Uses design and participatory methods to drive strategic interventions, facilitate stakeholder alignment, surface new opportunities, pilot and iterate initiatives, and communicate the purpose and impact of projects.

    Beti Baiye

    Beti Baiye is Project Manager and Editor at Nigeria Health Watch (a public health advocacy organisation based in Abuja). She is a public health and communications professional with core expertise in managing projects, health communications and creative, evidence-based writing and research. She has participated in several research consultancies and is a member of Nigeria Health Watch’s editorial team. Beti has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over five years and during this time her work has been published in the anthology, ‘The Different Shades of a Feminine Mind’ and on Bellanaija, an online lifestyle blog. She a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, UK.

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