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Alex Ezeh

Alex Ezeh

Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Center, African Population and Health Research Center

Alex joined APHRC in 1998 (then a program of the Population Council in Nairobi) as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2000, he was appointed APHRC’s Interim Director and charged with the responsibility of leading its transition into an autonomous institution.
Having successfully led this transition, he was appointed APHRC’s Executive Director in 2001, and has steered the institution to phenomenal growth to date. He is also the Director of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Alex holds a PhD in Demography (University of Pennsylvania, USA, 1993), Master of Arts degree in Demography from the same University (1991) and a Master of Science degree in Sociology (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria).

Prior to joining APHRC, Alex worked at ORC/Macro International where he provided technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental institutions in several African countries in the design and conduct of Demographic and Health Surveys. Alex has more than 25 years of experience working in the population and public health fields and has authored numerous scientific publications covering a broad range of fields including population and reproductive health, urban health, health metrics, and education. He also currently serves on the boards and committees of several international public health organizations including the World Health Organization, PATH, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health in South Africa, and the Wellcome Trust.

The impact of COVID-19 has been lower in Africa. We explore the reasons

Aug 22, 2021 01:29 am UTC| Health

Theres been an increase in COVID-19 deaths across Africa since mid-July 2021. But the impact of the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa remains markedly lower compared to the Americas, Europe and Asia. The reasons for this...

Global Geopolitics Series

How Trump's proposed US aid cuts will affect healthcare in Africa

Apr 10, 2017 13:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views

As part of his proposed first budget, US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US aid to levels not seen since the 1970s and 1990s. This could have a devastating effect on healthcare in Africa. Alex Ezeh spoke to...

Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two

Jan 08, 2017 03:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

We live in an urban century. Already more than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. The United Nations estimates that by 2030 five billion of the worlds population of eight billion will be urban. Most of the...

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Economy

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Food processing trade groups are saying theyre not ready for the implementation of animal welfare statutes in California and elsewhere on Jan.1, and are calling for an extension. Passed by voters in 2018, Californias...

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Politics

Capitol insurrection: Steve Bannon admits planning January 6 rally to 'kill Biden presidency'

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Mary Trump, NYT lawsuit by ex-POTUS Donald Trump 'curious', says former prosecutor

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Joe Biden: French ambassador to the US returns following call between POTUS and Emmanuel Macron

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Science

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

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S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kgs to stratosphere

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S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

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Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

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Technology

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‘Bayonetta 3’ is launching in 2022

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EU could soon require USB-C ports on all devices, but Apple can still avoid the change

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Twitter is developing an NFT authentication feature

Twitter has expanded the feature, now officially called Tips, allowing users to send monetary support in the form of tips to their favorite accounts. Aside from launching globally, it will now support payments in Bitcoin...
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