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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

McDonald's debuts Mariah Carey holiday merchandise line ahead of Mariah holiday menu launch

McDonalds keeps the surprises coming for the holidays, and this time, it unwrapped a new line of merchandise featuring Mariah Carey. The items are just one of the offerings to spread holiday cheer before the fast-food...

KFC testing new mambo dipping sauce in three US cities

KFC is currently testing a new dipping sauce called the Sweet Hot Capital City Mambo Sauce. The popular chicken restaurant has released the sauce in three cities in the United States for trial. Starting this week,...

Domino's, Papa John's lead way in boosting US pizza sales

US pizza sales were up 6 percent in 2020, to $27.5 billion, but much of that growth was concentrated among Dominos and Papa Johns, according to data from Technomic. Dominos is the best-selling pizza brand in the US with...

Marriott hopes to lure younger and wealthier travelers by launching NFT collection

Marriott International has partnered with three digital artists, TXREK, JVY, and Erick Nicolay, to launch a non-fungible token (NFT) collection in an effort to lure more young and wealthy travelers. The NFT collection...

Politics

Devin Nunes to retire from Congress to join Donald Trump's media company

The 2022 midterm elections are becoming one of the most important races for both political parties, especially as several seats are opening up in both the House and the Senate due to retirements. The latest member of...

Capitol insurrection: John Eastman says he does not want to comply with subpoenas

One of the key individuals that had a hand in twice-impeached former President Donald Trumps efforts to stay in power even after losing the election was John Eastman. The lawyer who drafted the infamous memo detailing how...

Capitol insurrection: Former chief of staff of Mike Pence cooperating with House Committee

The House Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has so far grilled dozens of key witnesses, including former Trump officials. The panel appears to be picking up more steam as the former chief of staff to former...

Donald Trump admits committing obstruction of justice in interview

More details of the possible crimes committed by twice-impeached former President Donald Trump are surfacing in recent months. In his latest interview on Fox News, the former president admitted to committing obstruction of...

Science

Suntory develops 100% plant-based PET bottle

The Suntory Group has created a prototype polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made from 100 percent plant-based materials as a crucial step toward eliminating all petroleum-based virgin plastic from its bottles and...

New study shows drinking coffee, tea may reduce risk of dementia, stroke

Coffee and tea drinkers had lower risks of dementia and stroke, according to a study published in Plos Medicine in November 2021. This study involved 365,682 participants aged 50 to 74 years from the UK...

Doosan Robotics launches collaborative robot cafe

Doosan Robotics Co. has produced an unmanned modular robot cafe, which refers to a robot that can work with a human. The unmanned modular robot cafe is 1.8 meters wide, 1.59 meters long, and 1.85 meters high. Doosan...

Nissan to roll out unmanned vehicle for traversing the moon's surface

Nissan Motor Co. rolled out on Dec.2 an unmanned rover prototype to operate on the moon using its electric cars all-wheel-control technology to let it operate under harsh conditions. The Japan Aerospace Exploration...

S. Korean researchers find use for apple peel and crab apple as natural pigment

South Koreas Apple Use Research Institute has developed a reddish natural pigment extraction and recycling method using wasted apple peel and crab apples. Apple peel contains the reddish natural pigments called...

Technology

Ubisoft launches NFT platform this week with free ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’ NFTs

Ubisoft has been one of the video game giants to confirm its commitment to exploring NFT integration to its popular IPs. That is becoming a reality this week as the company launches its blockchain-supported platform called...

Leak: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a notch and two front-facing cameras

The display notch may have been removed from many smartphones over the last two years, but it is certainly making a comeback in other devices. And it appears that an all-new Galaxy Tab S8 model is yet another product where...

WhatsApp adds default disappearing message timer for all new chats

Before Facebook became Meta, the social media empire faced widespread backlash over policy changes earlier this year that raised concerns on how it handles user data and online privacy on WhatsApp. But Meta appears to be...

Pixel Buds A-Series firmware update to increase bass range and improve device switching

Firmware updates for wireless earbuds are usually uneventful, but that is not the case with the upcoming firmware version 282 for Pixel Buds A-Series. It is confirmed to deliver important new features for better audio...

‘The Matrix Awakens’ goes live at The Game Awards on December 9

Epic Games confirmed the release of an upcoming demo of its Unreal Engine 5 called The Matrix Awakens. However, video game fans who have been waiting for a new game should manage their expectations because the demo does...
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