NTBLCP National Coordinator

Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike

Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike


Dr. Chukwuma ANYAIKE  graduated from the University of Nigeria Medical School 30 years ago. He has a master’s degree in Community Medicine and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in Public Health and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administrators of Nigeria. 

He has a special interest in the generation of research evidence for policy development, the provision of effective and efficient healthcare delivery systems, as well as control of infectious diseases. He is a manager of human resources. At different times, he successfully developed and managed several national programmes to maturity, including the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme, hepatitis and harm reduction programmes of the Government of Nigeria through creative partnerships and collaborations with international, national, and local partners.

Dr. Chukwuma ANYAIKE has authored and co-authored many research publications that have brought policy changes in the provision of strategies to reduce maternal and infant mortalities regarding HIV and Syphilis and for the elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria. Under his watch as the Director of HIV prevention and viral hepatitis. Nigeria witnessed a reduction in the national prevalence of HIV in Nigeria from 3.4% to 1.4%. He also spearheaded the development of policy documents for the control of viral hepatitis, which some countries in sub-Saharan Africa refer to in developing their national policies and guidelines for their control of viral hepatitis.

Under Dr. Anyaike’s leadership as the Director and National Coordinator (NTDs), Nigeria made significant progress in eliminating NTDs, including the interruption of Onchocerciasis in five states of the Federation. Also, the country achieved 100% geographic treatment coverage for eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis.

Overall, the strong leadership, technical expertise, and coordination of the NTBLCP have moved the country closer to reducing the burden of these diseases, improving treatment outcomes, and ultimately meeting the End TB milestones and targets. Under his watch, the programme has recorded the highest all-time TB case finding in the history of the NTBLCP. This achievement was engendered by the strategic expansion of TB diagnostic platforms, the creation of a conducive environment for programme implementation, injecting of vibrant officers into the central unit of the NTBLCP, the strengthening of the data management system/analysis and use, including the adoption of new tools and improved partner coordination and collaboration.