Dr. U.S Unigwe

Uche Unigwe is a consultant physician and head of the Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine units
of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu and Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA). He is also the coordinator of the virology centre of the
Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, a centre for the Laboratory confirmation and management of
highly contagious diseases like Lassa, COVID 19 and coordinator of the Isolation and treatment centre
for COVID 19 in UNTH
He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians with additional qualifications in Public Health
(MPH) from the University of Nigeria and a master’s degree in Tropical Medicine (MTropMed) from
the Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine (NUITM).
As consultant physician in the institutions mentioned above, he oversees clinical care of patients,
lecturing, training and supervision of resident doctors and medical students, research
activities, advisory/administrative roles to the institution as it relates to infectious diseases.
Additionally, he is involved in clinical management, surveillance and enlightenment on
emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in these institutions and in the states of Enugu
and Ebonyi where the institutions are domiciled. He trains medical and health workers on
Infection prevention and control measures and principles especially of these high
consequent infectious diseases. He is a member of the Lassa fever national committee
He has been a consultant to the UK Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) in Enugu
state and the UNICEF A field office (comprising 10 states). As executive coordinator of the civil
society organisation (CREASUP) he obtained grants/ funding to conduct several healths -related
community – based programs for both international organisations. In PATHS, he was involved in
coordinating and facilitating the formation of facility health committees (FHCs) geared
towards improving health services at the primary health centres as well as supportive
supervision towards the implementation of the district health system and other health policies in
Enugu state. He facilitated several workshops on malaria, reproductive health and childcare concepts
in several states within the south-east and south- south zones of Nigeria on behalf of UNICEF.
He is a visiting researcher to Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine (NUITM), and has
facilitated the collaboration between NUITM and institutions in Nigeria on Lassa fever and Neglected
tropical diseases. He has several peer review publications and currently involved in some on-going
researches as principal investigator or Co-Principal investigator
He has presented in several national and international conferences. He is currently the secretary-
general of the Nigerian infectious Disease Society (NIDS)