Benjamin Nwobi has been directing national public-health programs for over four decades. Together with many partners, his work has resulted in the respective reduction in the prevalence of malaria, onchocerciasis, tuberculosis, lymphatic filariasis, leprosy and HIV in Nigeria. A retired deputy director of public health with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, Mr. Nwobi supported the Nigeria Guinea Worm Eradication Program and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and he was National Coordinator, respectively, for the National NTD Program, the National TB/Leprosy Program, the National Eye Health Program and the National Trachoma Program.
In 2013, Mr. Nwobi joined RTI International, providing leadership on the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria. He currently serves as Chief of Party on USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program, a global flagship initiative to help endemic countries fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). He previously provided support for more than six years on USAID’s ENVISION project.