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May Nwachi O. Okoro

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria

May Nwachi O. Okoro

May Nwachi O. Okoro, Msc, HIV/AIDS PSHS
Technical Officer HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Treatment, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi), Abuja, Nigeria

I was born on the 12th of February 1963 and I obtained certificate in Gender based violence with case study from India (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA, 2015 as part of Global response to gender based abuse/violence against Women/Children). I also have a certificate in Leadership and Management in Health from University of Washington (UWASH) USA in 2015. I equally have certificate in Human Health food and Nutrition from Alison.com Ireland, UK. In addition, I hold MSC in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Sexual Health Strategy, from University of Nicaragua, USA, in 2010. A Postgraduate Diploma in the same field 2009. Other relevant certificates to my credit include advanced diploma in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention from College of Venereal Disease Prevention London, UK, 2007. I worked in so many Health Agencies during my studies in United Kingdom (e.g. Terrance Higgins Trust, Castle Health, Hallmark HealthCare, Southern Cross and Planned Personnel Domiciliary Division London UK). In addition, I hold certificate in Family Planning from Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 2000. I am a Nigerian registered Nurse/Midwife and a member of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives. I worked in various capacities as a Nursing officer with Specialist Hospitals and University Teaching Hospitals, e.g. former Queen Elizabeth Specialist Hospital, Umuahia in Abia State Nigeria, (now Federal Medical Center, Umuahia) and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria. I rose to Principal Nursing officer before proceeding to United Kingdom, for further studies and training. I worked in the family planning unit, Anti-Natal/Post Natal clinics, ABUTH Kaduna. I gave health talks on Sexual and Reproductive health issues, to faith based organizations, Women groups during my services with Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital Zaria, Kaduna State. I equally promoted health talks on HIV/AIDS prevention and adherence counseling on ART/ HIV/TB co-infected clients. I am currently working with AHNi as a Technical Officer HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Treatment – CDC- Funded Sustaining Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Response through Partnership (SCHARP Plus) Project. I am a member of United Kingdom Public Health Association (UKPHA).

Technical Officer PMTCT SCHARP+ Project (AHNi): I participated in quarterly program review meeting/application of CDC Sites Improvement Monitoring system between March 27th- 7th April 2017 comprising AHNI staffs from both headquarter/Ogun States Office.