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CPI June, 2024 = 31.93% Y/Y | GDP Growth 2023 = 5.7%....Level of GDP Rebased 56.4% in 2018 | Population (2021 Mid-Term Census) = 7,548,702 (Male = 3,727,747 (49%) Female = 3,820,955 (50.6%) | PPI 2022 - Q2 =20.33% Y/Y | PHC Projection 2022 (Medium Variant) = 8,494,260 | Population (National - 2015 Census) = 7,092,113

Dr. Ike Ogbuanu

Dr. Ikechukwu (Ike) Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, PhD  is the current Site Director for the Sierra Leone CHAMPS site. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in Global Health at the Hubert Department of Global Health. Prior to his current role, he served as medical epidemiologist with the CDC for ten years, the last five years detailed to the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva. Dr. Ogbuanu has more than 20 years of progressive experience in clinical medicine, academic research, global public health, vaccinology, leadership and management. His greatest passion is in applying public health science and strategies to reduce disease morbidity and mortality in low and middle countries (LMICs).

Dr. Ogbuanu completed his medical education in Nigeria in 1998 and practiced clinical medicine for six years prior to his post-graduate public health training in the United States. He completed an MPH and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina (USC). He started his Public Health career in 2009 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at the CDC. In addition to over 45 peer-reviewed publications in HIV/AIDS, vaccine-preventable diseases and genetic epidemiology, Dr. Ogbuanu has substantial clinical and programmatic experience in the control of tropical and infectious diseases at the global, national, subnational and health facility levels. He has helped to advance implementation research design and policy at the global level through quantitative and qualitative health research, program design and implementation, technical policy development, and international health diplomacy. While in Geneva, has led or participated in multiple global multi-lateral technical working groups and sub-teams, and has managed successful collaborations and direct technical support in Asia, Africa, Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the Americas.

Dr. Ogbuanu is a recipient of multiple academic and career awards, including the USC Gerry Sue Arnold Alumni Award (2019); the CDC Excellence in Public Health Service (Diane Caves Public Health Service) Award, (2014); CDC Excellence in Frontline Public Health Service Award (2012 & 2015); CDC Award for Excellence in Public Health Protection (2010); USC Doctoral Achievement Award (2009); USC Outstanding Epidemiology Student (2008-2009 session); Michael D. Jarrett Scholarship Award in Recognition of Leadership Potential in Public Health Administration (2005-2006); World Bank Scholar (2004-2006); Best Graduating Student in Medicine (1998); Best Graduating Student in Pharmacology And Therapeutics (1996), among others.