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Uche Ralph-Opara, MBBS, MBA

Chief Health Officer

Dr. Uche Ralph-Opara, MBBS, MBA, is a global health expert with more than 18 years of extensive experience in leading and implementing health and development projects across Africa. Her expertise spans a diverse range of fields, including infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis); reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health; orphans and vulnerable children; and nutrition programs. 

Joining Project HOPE in January 2021 as the Country Director for Nigeria and Senior Advisor for Systems Strengthening on a USAID-funded project for orphans and vulnerable children, Ralph-Opara has been pivotal in expanding the organization’s initiatives in Nigeria. Her efforts have led to the successful implementation of three additional donor-funded projects addressing HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and noncommunicable diseases. 

Previously, Ralph-Opara served as Project HOPE’s Deputy Regional Director for Africa, where she played a key role in leading technical and program development initiatives in West Africa, specifically in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. At this time, she holds the position of Chief Health Officer, bringing her wealth of experience and vision to guide and shape the organization’s health-focused endeavors. 

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