Dr. Emmanuel ltyongi lyorhyer Gemade

Chairman, Finance and General Purpose Committee of the Board
Brief info

Dr Emmanuel ltyongi lyorhyer Gemade, who holds a PhD, University of Ibadan and an MPH, University of Liverpool, has a very sound Academic background with over twenty-six scientific publications in renowned International Journals and has earned several scholastic honours/ distinctions/awards. He is a Consultant public health specialist, who had worked in the UNICEF Nigeria country office for over eighteen (18) years.

He was the Team Leader, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health cluster and a focal point for malaria control activities. He provided technical support to Government (National Malaria control programme, NMCP). He offered technical support for the First Africa Summit on Roll Back Malaria, 2000 and Global fund (GF) proposal development including private sector roll back malaria (RBM) partnership for Nigeria.

He was also the Project Manager, National Onchocerciasis control programme (NOCP) of the Federal Ministry of Health-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). He initiated the Nigeria National Mectizan distribution programme which was officially launched in 1991. He was a Member of the WHO Expert Committee on Parasitic Diseases (1993-2006).

He had been a senior lecturer and acting Head of Department of Chemical Pathology of the University of Calabar. He was a principal scientific officer of the Benue State Epidemiological unit. He is a life member and a fellow of the Nigeria Society for parasitology (NSP), He is also a member of Nigeria Society of Medical Microbiology (NSM); a member of Nigeria Science Teachers' Association (STAN); a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London (FRESL); a fellow of the Institute of Medical laboratory sciences of Nigeria.

He is presently the Chairman, Board of Directors, and Barn Microfinance Bank. Dr Gemade has been trained in Microfinance Practice by CBN-NDIC and obtained a Certificate of Proficiency as Certified Microfinance Practitioner.

He is the Chairman, Finance and General Purpose Committee of the Board of Lawyers Microfinance Bank Limited.