Chimezie Anueyiagu has five years experience in the public health sector. While working as a health education/risk communication officer with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), He led the development of risk communications strategies/plans, messages; engagement of key stakeholders and communities; and supporting research around social and behavioural change communication. He played a key role in Nigeria’s COVID-19 response by coordinating public communications throughout the pandemic. He has played a similar role for Lassa fever response, working across the 36 States in Nigeria. Chimezie holds a degree in Education Economics and is a member of the West Africa Social Science Epidemic Response Network (WASSERN). He is also a fellow of the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, and a member of the Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development (IHSD). Chimezie has attended Public Health conferences and professional courses across Africa and Europe.
Host Organization: American Red Cross
Role at Host Organization: At American Red Cross, Chimezie will be serving as the Knowledge Management & Learning Fellow. Chimezie will be sitting with the Quality, Data and Learning team at ISD/ARC Headquarters and will be responsible for supporting the Knowledge Management and Learning efforts of the department. He will help facilitate access to, utilization of, and learning from existing data, evidence, and knowledge generated from past operations both within the American Red Cross and with the RCRC Movement Partners