The Akwa Ibom State Ministry Of Health has appointed Dr. Ntiense Raphael Umoette as the State Epidemiologist with immediate effect.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, noted that the appointment is an internal reorganization to match skills and competence to role.

Until her appointment, Dr. Umoette was Deputy State Epidemiologist. She is a graduate of Medicine and Surgery and holds a Master of Public Health, Medical Epidemiology Practice.

She has also attended several World Health Organisation training programs.

Her awards and accolades include Presidential Award for Meritorious Service for Ebola Response – Monrovia, Liberia – 2015; Africa Union (AU) Award of Excellence for ASEOWA participation – Addis Abba, Ethiopia -2015; and Full MPH Scholarship Award to NFELTP -2014

Dr. Umoette is a member of several professional bodies including Nigeria Medical Association, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP)

She brings to bear a wealth of experience and expertise acquired in the course of her career and from the several training programs she has attended.

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