Dr Ebere Okereke is a consultant public health physician, currently workingas a Consultant in Global Public Health at Public Health England (PHE), where she leads the development of the PHE programme for strengthening capabilities of low and middle income countries to comply with the International Health Regulations.
She recently worked as a Global Health strategist building partnerships between Public Health England, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kenya and the Kenyan Ministry of Health. She continues to support the Kenyan Ministry of Health as a member of their National Public Health Institute Advisory Committee. As a technical adviser for health, Ebere is working with the government of the Kisumu county in Kenya to develop a prevention-focused, sustainable health system as part of the Transform Kisumu initiative.
Ebere has many years' experience developing capacity and training health professionals and the public about public health programmes. She co-authored the e-learning module on Tuberculosis for the UK's Royal College of General Practitioners and contributed to the first multi-disciplinary zoonoses risk assessment, investigation and control course for veterinary, environmental and health protection professionals in England. She teaches primary care practitioners vaccine immunology and vaccine preventable diseases as part of the core immunisation training programme in Yorkshire, UK. Ebere is an honorary senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, Leeds University and an associate member of the Bradford University School of Health Studies Centre for Inclusion and Diversity. Ebere is the current President of the UK Health Protection Society, an independent professional body which represents over 200 health professionals working in health protection in the UK.