Vivianne Ihekweazu

African Public Health Leaders Fellow, Global Health Programme

Vivianne Ihekweazu


Vivianne Ihekweazu is the Managing Director of Nigeria Health Watch, a health communication and advocacy organization based in Nigeria. She is responsible for working with development partners to structure health communications strategies to bolster health advocacy in Nigeria. This includes being the Programme Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Policy & Advocacy project.

Vivianne has over 15 years’ experience as a health communications professional, having worked at some of the world’s leading communications and research agencies. Vivianne was a mentor on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and other enterprise development programmes, providing women entrepreneurs with business and management training.

She received an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria) and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM).

Past experience

2020 - Managing Director – Nigeria Health Watch
2018 - 2019 Director of Programmes – Nigeria Health Watch
2017 - 2018 Head of Strategy & Business Development – Nigeria Health Watch
2015 - 2016 Corporate Communication Manager – Landmark Africa
2011 - 2012 Freelance Writer
2018 - 2021 Msc. Global Health Policy - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2015 MBA Business Administration and Management - GIBS Business School (University of Pretoria)
2009 MA Development Economics – University of Sussex