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Dr. Aloy Chife

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Educated at the London School of Economics as a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office scholar, Dr Aloy Chife is the highest-ranking Nigerian-American to serve in an executive-level capacity at a Fortune 100 technology company in Silicon Valley, USA (Apple).

Dr Chife was responsible for the implementation of many successful systems currently operated by the Nigerian government including the Federal Road Safety Commission (National Drivers License), the Nigeria Immigration Service (e-Immigration project), the National Communications Commission (NCC) (telecomm users (Sim Card) registry) and the National Population Commission (NPopC) (National Births & Deaths Registry), etc. Much of the support for the implementation of these technology platforms have come from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) the private sector arm of the World Bank by way of investment and loan financing. Dr Chife has also exported software to countries beyond Africa (including Sri Lanka via a World Ba…

Chidera Eggerue

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Chidera Eggerue also known by her pen name, The Slumflower,  is a writer and fashion blogger. She is best known for her book, What a Time to Be Alone, and the online campaign #SaggyBoobsMatter.

She started a blog called The Slumflower to highlight fashion that is not covered within the mainstream. The name refers to the concept of a rose growing from concrete, and comes from the short film created by creative duo Street Etiquette. The blog features modern street style fashions that are affordable. She also writes on topics like friendship, dating, racism, and sexism.

In early 2018, she hosted a Newsbeat documentary that explored hair loss and her own experiences with traction alopecia. She cites Munroe Bergdorf, Renni Eddo Lodge and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as her biggest inspirations. She was the creative director for Innclusive, a home rental organization that caters to a multiracial audience.

In 2018, she was chosen for the BBC 100 Women list.

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Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

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Cheluchi is the founder and executive director of Centre for health ethics, law and development (CHELD), an organisation that provides a holistic approach to health law and policy developments in Nigeria.

She holds a doctorate degree in law, specialising in Health Law, Ethics, and Policy from Dalhousie University, Canada. She has a First Class degree in law from the University of Nigeria. Cheluchi has practised law in a top law firm in Nigeria, developed policy and regulation within government, conducted research in health law, ethics and policy, and helped draft health legislation and regulations, and consulted for different international development organisations.

Most recently, she has taught Health Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.  Cheluchi is involved in several health promotion activities, including serving on the board of Sharing in Health, an organisation that is established to provide medical literature freely online to medical students in …

Dr. Philip O. Ozuah

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New York-based Montefiore Medicine's board of trustees has recently appointed Dr. Philip O. Ozuah as the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, the parent organization of Montefiore Health System and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He has also held the positions of Professor and University Chairman of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), where he worked to deliver best-in-class clinical care with a commitment to healthcare access for the underserved. Under his leadership, U.S. News and World Report ranked Montefiore Health System’s specialties in the top 1% of the nation’s hospitals and CHAM as one of “America’s Best Children Hospitals.” Dr. Ozuah also has a strong commitment to medical education as well as deep academic medical research expertise, including as an NIH-funded investigator and as Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

In these roles, …