Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria Board of Trustees

Professor Ngozi Nnam, is a Professor of community and Public Health Nutrition affiliated to the Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics,ngozi University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. She is the current President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Professor Ngozi Nnam is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Food and Home Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling). She also has a second Masters Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Human Nutrition. Professor Ngozi Nnam was the winner of 1994 Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Postgraduate Prize for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Agriculture. She lectured and served as Head of Department of Home Economics, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu from 1987-1996 before joining the services of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she rose to the rank of Professor. She has served as a visiting Professor to Universities within and outside Nigeria.Professor Ngozi Nnam consults for many agencies and organizations, serves as external assessor for staff and external examiner for students within and outside Nigeria. She reviews and serves in the editorial boards of many national and international journals. She has traveled across continents to present papers in many International Science Conferences and Workshops. Professor Ngozi Nnam has over 50 publications to her credit in reputable peer reviewed national and international journals. Her research interest is on Nutrition of women and children, addressing malnutrition through the use of locally available food crops, improving nutritional qualities of plant foods to increase utilization and production, food product development especially complementary foods and their evaluation, documentation, chemical and biological evaluation of locally available foods.Professor Ngozi Nnam serves in many local, national and international committees for the promotion of Nutritional Sciences and Education. She serves in the accreditation team for National University Commission (NUC) and National Commission for colleges of Education (NCCE). She is a member of Nutrition Society UK, Oxford Round Table, Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), African Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society of Nigeria and a Fellow Nutrition Society of Nigeria (FNSN).Professor Ngozi Nnam is happily married and blessed with children. She could be reached through her E-mail ngnnam@yahoo.com or mobile phone +234 8037573076

Dr. P. N. Momah2Dr (Mrs.) Philippa Nkiruka Momah is a Public Health Policy Advocate, with focus on women and children’s health and nutrition, and the improvement of access to Basic Occupational Health services for the Nigerian worker. She started her career in the Nigerian Public Service as a Medical Officer with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in 1982, and transferred her services in 1995 to the Federal Ministry of Health, as an Occupational Health Consultant. She was the Head of the Department of Family Health of the Ministry, from 2009 to 2011 and during the period, she brought a high level of team work to the coordination of departmental activities and working with partners and stakeholders. Dr Momah retired from the Nigerian Public Service with effect from 1st January 2012.  She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria, and a Board member of the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).

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