Dr. Kechi Achebe
Deputy Director, Office for Health and HIV/AIDS, Africare
Dr. Kechi Achebe is the Deputy Director for the Office of Health & HIV/AIDS, Africare. Dr. Achebe has more than 15 years of experience in international development, research, and program implementation. In 2004, she joined Africare to help broaden its health & HIV/AIDS portfolio and develop a set of core activities in service delivery and infectious diseases under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Dr. Achebe also serves as the project Director and the principle investigator for Africare’s PEPFAR-funded comprehensive HIV/AIDS projects in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Africare, She served in various capacities with Pathfinder International, BASICS II and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Dr. Achebe earned an MD at the University of Benin in Nigeria, and received an MPH in International Health (with emphasis in Infectious and non-communicable diseases) from Boston University School of Public Health. A licensed medical practitioner, she was awarded a certificate in Finance and Management in International Health by Boston University, and she completed a research fellowship in Infectious disease epidemiology at the Boston Medical Center, in Massachusetts.