Professor Geoffrey Chukwubuike Onyemelukwe has been Consultant Physician and Professor of Medicine and Immunology, at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Currently, he is the chairman of the Ebola Expert Committee of the West African College of Physicians.
He had served as the Head of the Immunology Unit from 1984-2012, and the Head of Medicine Department of the Ahmadu Bello University from 1992-1999 and acting dean/deputy dean of faculty of medicine 1987/88
He served as national chairman of Federal Government Committee for Evaluation of HIV-AIDS in 2000 leading to the setting of HIV-Response structures of NACA, SACA, LACA, at National, state and local government levels respectively.
He served as member of National Expert Committee on Non-Communicable diseases under the Chairmanship of Prof. O.O Akinkugbe and became Chairman of the committee from 2001-2007.
He is a serving member of National Certification Committee on Polio Eradication Initiative since 2005, and currently the Vice Chairman of National Committee on Adverse Events following Immunization as well as member of National Committee on Malaria Vaccine and the Committee of National Health Care Development Agency for setting of Vaccine manufacturing in Nigeria.
He served as National President, Diabetes Association of Nigeria 1988-1994; and National President of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria in 1999/2000. He co-drafted the infectious disease curriculum of National Postgraduate College.
He studied in University of Ibadan, Ibadan where he obtained B.Sc in Medical sciences with first class degree in 1967 and MBBS in 1973. In 1974 Professor Onyemelukwe did his National Youth Service Corps at Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria and undertook residency training leading to award of fellowships.
He served as a Visiting Consultant and Professor to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
In 1980 he was a Research Fellow at the Immunology Department, University of Liverpool after completing the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene course in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1979.
His fellowships include Fellowship of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Nigerian Medical College of Physicians (FMCP), the West African College of Physicians (FWACP), International College of Angiology (FICA), the British Society for Immunology (Robert White Fellowship), and the Corporate Affairs Institute of Nigeria (FCAI), Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria. He has been given many awards including the Nigerian National Award- Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) conferred by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000.
He received the National Merit Award of his alma-mata Government College, Umuahia Old Boys Association in 1998, and the New York Academy of Sciences award of membership in 1999.
He was honored as a 20th Century Achiever by International Biographical Centre in 1998 Cambridge. He is mentioned in WHO’s WHO in Nigeria and World’s WHO’s WHO (Marquis).
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