Nwanyibuife Obiako oversees the management and implementation of multiple U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Cooperative Agreement and World Bank programs in Sierra Leone, in alignment with CDC and the government of Sierra Leone’s health priorities and strategies.
Between 2015-2018, Nwanyibuife led several program teams at eHealth Africa in the successful execution of mHealth and data collection initiatives related to emergency preparedness & response and disease surveillance, including the Auto-Visual AFP Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) mobile app intervention for community-based surveillance of polio across West and Central Africa, in support of the global polio eradication initiative (GPEI). She co-authored a scientific research paper on AVADAR that was published in the BMC Public Health Journal in 2018.
Nwanyibuife is a Women’s Empowerment Speaker and mentor for teen girls and young women. She is on a mission to see more African women in management and leadership roles in the digital health field, and within the public and private sector as a whole. She is extremely passionate about developing support systems for African women to have access to the people and resources they need to grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives. In that vein, she hosts a LinkedIn professional development series on management & leadership, where she shares weekly management & leadership tips. She holds a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans. She is also a certified PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile Project Management Practitioner.