Our Story

Global Health Africa was created by two global health professionals – Sophie Okolo and Ifeoma Ozodiegwu – in 2012. With a focus on Africa, these two global health enthusiasts spotlighted unexplored health issues such as autism, elderly abuse, dementia, and neglected tropical diseases on the blog. As their interests evolved, Sophie and Ifeoma have tackled health system topics  in opinion posts like “Community-Led Total Sanitation” and “The Role of Fathers in Maternal and Child Health“.

As a result of these topical blog posts, Global Health Africa has been featured by several organizations including Ventures Africa and Next Billion.

Global Health Africa will feature a broad range of research, news articles and opinion pieces on health issues in Africa written from a unique perspective.

Looking to the future, Global Health Africa will continue to inspire all people with an interest in global health to dialogue, proffer and activate solutions to health issues in Africa. In the end, we hope for a disease-free and progressive Africa. Email with any questions.

The Founders

Sophie Okolo holds a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education and has worked on different issues including Alzheimer’s disease, childhood cancer and health care policy. Sophie also holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and was involved in various biomedical research projects. Follow Sophie on Twitter here.

Ifeoma Ozodiegwu is a 2012 Frist Global Health Scholar. She worked at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO ) in Congo-Brazzaville. Ifeoma was instrumental in expanding the knowledge base on the Status of Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Follow Ifeoma on Twitter here.

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  2. Love your blog please keep up the good job:)

  3. This is a great blog: I liked the diversity of topics covered here and think there is scope for enhancing content so it is easy to refer to and relevant to needs of clinicians and health planners in middle and low-income settings.

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