Murphy Onuabuchi Akpu
Kogi State Ministry of Health, Lokoja, Nigeria
Murphy Onuabuchi Akpu, MD, MPhil HIV/AIDS
ProACT Project Kogi Field Office c/o The State HIV/AIDS Programme Coordinator, HIV/AIDS Control Unit, Kogi State Ministry of Health, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria
A mid-level Public Health physician with more than 8 years experience with international donor-supported infectious disease and reproductive health programmes.
Significant experience (as a clinician and a health programme manager) supporting CSOs, communities and government at state and local levels in developing sustainable programmes for the improvement of health outcomes using participatory approaches.
Demonstrated competence working with health teams for the scale-up and integration of HIV/AIDS, TB-DOTS and Reproductive Health services.
Experienced in planning-for-results and building systems to measure and communicate them to influence government, partners and the donor appreciation of health challenges.
Demonstrated capacity to coach and mentor project, CSO and government staff on leadership and management for improved health outcomes.
Experience leading multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams and managing staff performance through the performance planning, review and development processes in MSH. I have developed work plans and tracked implementation to ensure sustained progress on project objectives and targets.
Facilitated the set-up of the Kogi State Ministry of Health Technical Working Groups on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS and TB/HIV Collaboration.