Senior Technical Adviser at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Dr Emilia Iwu, has been appointed Assistant Dean for the Rutgers School of Nursing’s Center for Global Health in New Jersey, USA.
Dr Iwu, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing as well as a doctorate degree in Nursing from the Rutgers School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in School Health Services from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.
She is a Carnegie Foundation Fellow and completed a two-year, National Institutes of Health-funded Ruth L. Kirschstein Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Iwu is also a fellow of the West African College of Nursing (FWACN) among other honors and awards. She is president of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America.
In Nigeria, Dr Iwu currently coordinates the Ensuring Quality Access and Learning for Mothers and Newborns in Conflict-Affected Contexts (EQUAL) project as Principal Investigator.
The EQUAL project is a partnership to improve maternal and newborn health in conflict-affected countries through the creation of a multi-country research consortium. The project is identifying and filling evidence gaps to improve policies, programming and outcomes for mothers and newborns.