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Dr. George Eluwa | Gender and communication Theory| Best Researcher Award

Dr. George Eluwa , Diadem Consults Initiative ,Nigeria 

Dr. George Ikechi Eluwa is a distinguished social scientist and public health expert with over a decade of experience spearheading research endeavors in HIV prevention and care, particularly among key populations in Nigeria. Holding a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Benin and an MS in International Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University, he has demonstrated unwavering commitment and expertise in his field.

As the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Health Policy and Research at Diadem Consults Ltd., Dr. Eluwa provides astute leadership and strategic direction, driving the organization’s growth and impact. He has played pivotal roles in various capacities, including as Director of Research & Knowledge Management at Population Council and Director of Technical Services at Marie Stopes International, where he directed operations research initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes for marginalized communities.

Dr. Eluwa’s extensive portfolio includes serving as Principal Investigator on numerous high-profile projects, such as a $1.2 million USAID-funded endeavor assessing treatment models for key populations in Nigeria and a UNICEF-funded study evaluating the uptake of HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in Lagos State. His contributions extend beyond research, as he actively collaborates with government agencies to shape public health policies and programs.

With a publication record boasting over 18 journal articles and research reports covering topics from family planning to tuberculosis, Dr. Eluwa is widely recognized for his scholarly contributions to the field. He has also been instrumental in building research capacity, conducting training sessions, and providing technical support to enhance healthcare delivery across Nigeria.

Dr. Eluwa’s dedication to advancing health equity and his remarkable achievements in research and policy make him a respected figure in the global public health community. Through his leadership and unwavering commitment, he continues to make significant strides in improving health outcomes and advocating for the rights of marginalized populations in Nigeria and beyond.

Professional Profiles:

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Benin, 2003
  • Master of Science (MS) in International Health Policy and Management, Brandeis University, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, 2008

Personal Statement:

Dr. George Ikechi Eluwa is a distinguished social scientist and public health professional with over a decade of experience spearheading research initiatives focused on HIV prevention, care, and support among key populations in Nigeria. As the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Health Policy and Research at Diadem Consults Ltd., he provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to the organization. Dr. Eluwa’s expertise extends to collaborating with various stakeholders to inform public health programs and policies.

Throughout his career, Dr. Eluwa has led numerous impactful projects, including a $1.2 million USAID-funded initiative assessing treatment models for key populations (KPs) in Nigeria. His dedication to advancing healthcare is evident in his role as the Research Director at Population Council, where he provides technical oversight on health and development programs targeting sexual and gender-based violence and key populations. Additionally, Dr. Eluwa has made significant contributions to understanding HIV vulnerabilities among marginalized groups, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), and persons with disabilities.

With a commitment to data-driven decision-making, Dr. Eluwa has published extensively on topics ranging from family planning to HIV and tuberculosis. His work underscores the importance of evidence-based interventions in improving health outcomes and shaping policies. Dr. Eluwa’s leadership and contributions have earned him recognition as a respected authority in the field of public health research and policy development.

Positions and Employment:

  • Chief Executive Officer and Director Health Policy and Research, Diadem Consults Ltd.
  • Director, Research & Knowledge Management, Population Council, Abuja
  • Director, Technical Services, Marie Stopes International (MSION), Abuja, Nigeria
  • Deputy Director, Operations Research, Population Council, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Senior Operations Research Manager, Population Council, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Family Health International, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, World Health Organization, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Selected Project Specific Experience:

  • Principal Investigator for a $1.23 million USAID-funded project assessing treatment models for key populations in Nigeria.
  • Led evaluations and assessments on HIV interventions, post-partum IUD uptake, treatment outcomes, and HIV self-testing among MSM in Lagos State.
  • Provided technical support for research initiatives on HIV epidemiology among adolescents, HIV vulnerabilities of people with disabilities, and TB prevalence among newly diagnosed HIV clients.
  • Played a pivotal role in capacity-building initiatives and protocol development for HIV/AIDS response programs in Nigeria.
  • Actively engaged in monitoring and evaluation oversight for community health centers serving key populations.

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Dr. George Eluwa | Gender and communication Theory| Best Researcher Award

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