Dr. Ugochi Ohajuruka is the CEO and Founder of Health Aid For All Initiative (HAFAI). She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Microbiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She further obtained a degree in Medicine and Surgery, (MBBS) and a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. She also took a course on International Women’s Health and Human rights at the Stanford University, USA and also studied Leadership and Management in Health at University of Washington USA.
Dr. Ugochi Ohajuruka was awarded the prestigious Alexander price for Women award by the Common Wealth Association of Science Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME) in the UK, the HERE FOR GOOD Awards for exceptional social impact work by the Laureate International Universities (the world’s largest public benefit corporation) and also a certification as an Ambassador of Women’s Health by Days for Girls International USA.
Her passion for Medical Philanthropy has taken her to more than 50 communities in the 17 Local Government Areas of Abia State, Nigeria, where she led a team of medical doctors, pharmacists, optometrists, dietitians and nurses to provide free medical services, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, malaria, anemia, intestinal parasites, chronic pain and sustainable menstrual hygiene education to women and girls. The medical outreach also provided beneficiaries with free breast cancer screening and awareness on early detection of breast cancer.
Dr. Ohajuruka also embarked on free eye examinations as well as the distribution of more than 10,000 free eye glasses to people in need. She has distributed over 15,500 free reusable menstrual hygiene kits and books to students in rural secondary schools in six states in Nigeria. She campaigns against Female Genital Mutilation in rural communities and is also involved with Family Planning Advocacy and Sensitization in Nigeria. She is a member of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Association of Public Health Practitioners in Nigeria (APHPN), Business and Professional Women (BPW) Christian Medical and Dental Association of Nigerian (CMDA), among many other professional organizations.
She has delivered papers at the United Nations Committee on the status of women (UNCSW) and has hosted parallel events at the UN. She has also given health lectures at various fora and was actively involved in Health Education during the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. She is happily married with four children.