Dr Obiageli Fidelia Emelumadu: Was born in Nigeria to a middle-class Nigerian parenthood in the present Anambra State, South East Nigeria (5th out of the 7 children but the first girl-child in the family).
Had her early education in Onitsha, a very busy commercial city also in Anambra State of Nigeria. Her University education took her to the hilly cold countryside of Nsukka (Preliminary studies) in 1975/76, and thereafter to the Medical School of the same University of Nigeria located in the Coal City of Enugu where she obtained the MB BS degree in 1981. Thus she is a ‘City Lioness’.
Having qualified as a medical doctor, she underwent the mandatory rotatory twelve months internship in the sister institution – the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu to secure a full registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in 1982.
Thereafter she proceeded to the UK to join her family same year where she got admission into the School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of Liverpool to study for the programme leading to the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM &H) in 1983.
The family relocated to Nigeria in 1985 where she started a private practice having served the mandatory one-year of the National Youth Service Programme. Thereafter, she continued her studies by enrolling for the Residency Programme of the West African Postgraduate Medical College (WAPGMC) in Community Health at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra State in 1998 and successfully defended her Dissertation for the award of the postgraduate degree in the same discipline of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) in 2004.
Subsequently, she got employed as a lecturer 1 by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in the Faculty of Medicine in 2005 and was elevated to the rank of a Professor in the Department of Community Medicine in 2015. She is also a Honorary Consultant to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi and have served as the Head of the Department of Community Medicine, NAU/NAUTH (2010-2012), Member College Committee on CHS, NAU Primary School (till date), Deputy Director Committee on Counselling and Career Development, NAU Nnewi Campus (till date), Chairman NAUTH Research Society (till date) among others. Participated actively in the review of the current WACP Faculty Curriculum.
The core duties she engages in include giving lectures to the undergraduate medical students and the postgraduate students undergoing the M aster of Public Health Programme, Resident Doctors in-training, and also a team leader at the TB-DOTS clinic as well as the under-five clinic in the Teaching Hospital. She has supervised over a hundred MB BS Projects, and over twenty (20) Postgraduate Dissertations (MPH in Nigeria and beyond and Fellowship in Community Health) and published over seventy (70) academic papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer of manuscripts for many journals including the BMC.
Dr Emelumadu is actively involved in the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) where she is currently the Ex-officio member 1 for Anambra State Chapter, International Epidemiological Association (IEA), Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPISON as the Immediate Past Financial Secretary) and the current College and Chapter Faculty Secretary, West African College of Physicians.
Her areas of interest include (but not limited to): Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Health Policy and Management. She is also actively involved in Researches as Principal Investigator and co-Investigator respectively as the need arises.
- : Singing, Reading and Conducting Research on issues of Public Health Importance.