Dr Ebere Okereke is a public health physician specialising in global health security and health system strengthening. She has won awards for her work promoting women and under-represented groups in public health leadership, recognised by the British Medical Association as a role model for women in academic medicine, and by the UK Government Science and Engineering Profession as an Inspirational leader in Science and Engineering.
Ebere is Senior Technical Adviser at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and honorary Senior Public Health Adviser to Africa CDC. Ebere is currently on a career break from Public Health England (now UK Health Security Agency), where she led the UK-aid funded IHR strengthening project, a technical assistance project aimed at sustainably strengthening public health systems. The project works in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zambia, Pakistan and Myanmar; and with Africa CDC and WHO.
Ebere is an experienced trainer, coach and mentor and was an honorary senior lecturer at the Leeds and Hull-York medical schools.
Ebere is a graduate of the University of Nigeria College of Medicine and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.