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Hon. Commissioner

PROFILE OF DR. ADAEZE CHIDINMA  OREH

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Dr. Adaeze Chidinma Oreh  Honourable Commissioner for Health, Rivers State.

Adaeze Chidinma Oreh (born 19 July 1979) is a Nigerian Consultant Family physician, Public health specialist and Universal health care advocate who is currently Consultant Physician at the Department of Hospital Services in Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and head of Department of Planning, Research and Statistics at National Blood Service Commission.

She attended the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree in 2003. After completing her medical degree, she commenced her internship at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital of the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt.

She proceeded to get a degree in International Health Management at the Imperial College Business School of the Imperial College London after the completion of her National Youth Service with the National Youth Service Corps.

There, she majored in Global Health Systems, Healthcare Strategy, Healthcare Financing, Organizational Management, Health Informatics and Innovation.

Dr. Adaeze Oreh also holds a master’s degree in Public health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Member of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in Family Medicine and is certified in Leadership and Management in addition to Safety and Quality in Healthcare from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Washington and University of Bath.

She is a 2019 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow and 2023 Kofi Annan Fellow for Global Health Leadership and also sits on the Governing Council of Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Nigeria’s first private university of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Adaeze was inaugurated 23rd June, 2023 as a member of Rivers State Executive Council by His Excellency,

Sir Siminialayi Fubara, the  Governor of Rivers State.

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