Ngozi Erondu is a senior scholar with the O’Neill Institute. She also runs the social enterprise and public-private partnership, Project Zambezi, a novel tech-enabled logistics approach to improve access to essential medicines throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Erondu was an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she taught disease outbreak response and epidemiology.
Erondu is also an associate fellow at the Chatham House and was a senior public health advisor at Public Health England. She often provides technical support to the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), the Nigeria CDC, the U.S. CDC, the World Health Organization, and other governments across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Her support is aimed at strengthening institutional capacity to control infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, Ebola, meningitis, malaria, and poliomyelitis.
Erondu is a trustee at two U.K. Charities, Imperial Health Charity and Castlepines Medical Foundation, and is a fellow with the Aspen Institute and the Johns Hopkins University Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Programme.
Erondu is trained in infectious disease epidemiology, health system policy, and global health governance. She holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an MPH from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and a B.S. from DePaul University.