DR. MIKE EGBOH
“Mike Egboh is well known in the international development sector as a visionary leader, an activist, pioneer, advocate, educator, and innovator per excellence. He is a specialist in the healthcare development sector and currently a Principal Associate with Abts Associate Incorporated based in Bethesda, United States of America ”
Mike Egboh is well known in the international development sector as a visionary leader, an activist, pioneer, advocate, educator, and innovator per excellence. He is a specialist in the healthcare development sector and currently a Principal Associate with Abts Associate Incorporated based in Bethesda, United States of America and the National Programme Manager/Chief of Party of the UKaid (formerlyDfID) biggest funded health project in the world, the State Lead Program, Partnership for Transforming Health Systems, Phase II (PATHS2), with a focus on transforming Nigeria’s Health system through astounds in service delivery and strides in governance.
He is the Country Representative for Pathfinder International in Nigeria and Ghana as
well as the Senior Regional Development Associate for Sub Saharan Africa. He was responsible for building Pathfinder International Nigeria from zero funding in 1995 to
over $120 million in 2008.
He has spearheaded pioneering programmes in Family Planning, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health, HIV control, Health System Strengthening in Public/Private
private sectors and building capacity of Individuals and organizations in Nigeria and
Sub-Sahara Africa. He has outstanding credentials post Harvard Public health training
in International Health, Boston, MA.
He supported the institutional development and promoted NGO partners in Nigeria like Association for family and Reproductive Health (AFRH), Action Health International (AHI), Women’s Health and Action Committee (WHARC), Girls Power Initiatives, and has also provided support to similar programs in Ghana, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique and South Africa. As a result of his passion for women’s health and rights he was recognized and invited by the American Public Health Association to be the only male Speaker at the 2001 conference in Atlanta on “WHO IS SPEAKING for THE WOMEN”.
He provided strategic leadership in implementing the very well respected Ford Foundation International fellowship (IFP) programmes for persons without systematic
access to education. He was awarded (by the International Jury) the highly competitive global award by Organon of Netherlands for the Year 1991.
With astounding interpersonal skills, he has developed an extensive network with multiple donors, private foundations and governments at both local and international
arenas, such as USAID, DFID, CIDA, JICA, Packard, Ford, the MacArthur Foundations
and over 50 NGOs. He is widely consulted by development partners, government, CSOs’, organizations and peers and colleagues that fondly call him the “DEAN” or the
"DOYEN" of International development. He is a member of the American Public Health Association, the Global Health Council, African Peer Review Mechanism for NEPAD, Country Coordinating Mechanism for Global fund, the American Management Association, Committee on Repositioning of the FMOH as well as the Committee on Repositioning of National Orientation Agency (Federal Ministry of Information.
He presently also serves at the Head of Chemonics, USAIDs biggest health intervention fund on the continent of Africa, with a mandate to co – ordinate intervention of $1bn over the next 5 years in the health sector all over the continent.