Dr. Uche Ralph-Opara is a medical doctor and global health expert with over 18 years of extensive experience in leading and implementing health and development projects across Africa. Her expertise spans across a diverse range of fields including infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB), reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), 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 OVC project, Uche 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 non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Previously, Uche 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. Currently, 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