Ngozi Erondu, PhD, MPH, is trained as an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and works as a senior scholar with the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute. She also runs the social enterprise and public-private partnership, Project Zambezi, a novel tech-enabled logistics approach to improve access to essential medicines throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Erondu was an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she taught disease outbreak response and epidemiology.She often provides technical support to the US Centres for Disease Control, the World Health Organisation and governments across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia to strengthen capacities in controlling infectious diseases such as Ebola, meningitis, malaria, and polio. She sits on the boards of Imperial Health Charity and Castlepines Medical Foundation and is a Fellow at the John Hopkins University Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Programme.
Dr. Erondu currently co-chairs the O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health with Senior Fellow Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng.