Lazarus Eze

Nigeria

Lazarus Eze is a public health physician, health policy advocate and youth development consultant. He studied Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and graduated with the Medical Student Prize. He had his graduate studies in public health and global health at the University of Kentucky where he graduated with distinctions and received awards for exceeding expectation of his degree program. He has more than 7 years’ cumulative experience in health advocacy; with clinical and programmatic experiences in prevention and management of communicable and non-communicable diseases. He presently works with the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), a prominent non-profit organization in Nigeria where he, among other things, leads the Global Fund support to the Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in 5 Nigerian states. In October 2013, he initiated the use of the hashtag #BeatMalaria to create awareness and share resources on Malaria prevention and management. He has also granted multiple interviews on social media, newspapers and radio where he advocated demonstration of stronger political commitment by government at all levels to eliminate malaria in Africa. In recognition of his selfless efforts in this regard, he was made a made a Brand Ambassador of Social Good Nigeria in October 2014. Laz, as fondly called by friends, has demonstrated strong passion for health. While he was a medical student, he founded a student club known as HIV/AIDS Prevention Promotion Youth (HAPPY) Club. Under his leadership, membership of the club grew from seven to seventy four within two years; several activities aimed at educating the students on HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health issues were carried out. The club has grown to become HAPPYNigeria – a youth-led NGO that inspires young Nigerians to advocate, initiate and implement health development activities in their communities. He also led 5 other student organizations including the Federation of African Medical Students Associations (FAMSA). Furthermore, he has delivered speeches at multiple conferences within and outside Nigeria, trained hundreds of young people as peer educators on HIV/AIDS, adolescent health and malaria, built capacity of community health workers on improved service delivery and led popular health advocacy campaigns using social media. He was recently acknowledged by the United Nations (UN) for his contributions to the making of the World Youth Reports on Migration 2013. His global health activities have attracted multiple awards to him including the recognition as Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO) Ambassador by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Laz is an alumnus of Young People We Care (YPWC) and Clinton Global Initiative University (2013). He is a co-host of #TalkHealth9ja – a weekly radio show that potentially reaches more than 2 million people with public health information. He leads a team of 54 youth advocating on WSRHR issues in Nigeria using hashtag #Choice4Life on social media.


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2015-11-05 01:08

He looks quite qualified for it. Let's give him the honour!

Ibeabuchi-Enyi Chinaza Theclla

2015-10-22 10:49

Dr Laz... is someone I want to be like in the next few years

Aliyu Jibril Guraguri

2015-10-08 07:32

Dr Laz, a symbol of seriousness and calm. This Man has been chasing Malaria from Nigeria especially amongst young poeple. His #tag #beatmalaria remains a must connect for young poeple seeking to remain malaria free. Laz remaains a correct social dose against malaria in Nigeria. Carry Go!

Chinomso Peters

2015-09-08 08:16

Dr. Laz is such am amazing and dedicated young man , working on reducing cases of malaria in Nigeria/ Africa. Most especially education pregnant mothers on how to prevent malaria to avoid complications. Respect

Ukaehi Ibeh

2015-09-01 03:44

Anytime I see a post from the twitter handle @donlaz4u on my timeline, the only thing that comes to mind is; aah! This malaria guy again. I never understood the passion Lazarus Eze had in seeing that malaria is beaten out of Nigeria, until I saw a photo of himself and his wife – demonstrating the use of insecticide treated net – on their wedding day!! Who does that on their wedding day? I asked my colleague, a female. And her reply was, "I can only tolerate this nonsense on my wedding day just to please my husband, that is, if that’s what he’s really passionate about ooh!” And instantly, I got it, this “malaria guy” is really passionate about his campaign against malaria, #BeatMalaria.

CHARLES ODIONYE

2015-08-30 20:48

Laz Ude Eze is a dynamic leader with the capacity to influence young people to impact their community positively. He has lead/founded several advocacy group on health matters. #BeatMalaria is one of them. All the Best.

Suleiman Yakubu

2015-08-30 09:16

Dr Laz is an exceptional Public Health exepert who has promoted the use of social media to create awareness about how to #BeatMalaria in Nigeria and the entire African continent. I wholeheartedly nominate him for this award.

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