Benjamin Nwobi

Chief of Party

Benjamin Nwobi

Education

  • MS, Chemical Pathology, University of Ibadan
  • BS, Zoology, University of Ibadan

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Benjamin Nwobi has been directing national public-health programs targeting control and elimination of major tropical diseases for over four decades. His work on the ENVISION project at RTI has resulted in the reduction in the prevalence of malaria, onchocerciasis, tuberculosis, lymphatic filariasis, leprosy and HIV, as well as the outright elimination of neglected tropical diseases like Guinea worm and trachoma.

A retired deputy director of public health with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, Mr. Nwobi supported the Nigeria Guinea Worm Eradication Program and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and he was national coordinator, respectively, for the National NTD Program, the National TB/Leprosy Program, the National Eye Health Program and the National Trachoma Program.