Dr. Ijeoma Omenugha is a medical doctor, a Chevening Scholar, and an active advocate for global health and health system strengthening. She strongly believes in equal and accessible healthcare for all, especially marginalized groups including women and girls in Nigeria. Her passion for improving the lives of these groups led her to found Heroes for Her, a network of young humanitarians leading change and impacting maternal and child health globally.
Through Heroes for Her, Dr. Omenugha has been able to contribute to community impact projects that have benefited young girls and women in Nigeria. These include Project Pad a Girl, which provides menstrual health education and support to girls in underserved communities, Ending FGM and GBV, which advocates for the end of female genital mutilation and gender-based violence, Breast and Cervical Cancer Support to women in underprivileged communities, and school projects related to sexual and reproductive health.
In addition to her work with Heroes for Her, Dr. Omenugha is also pursuing a Master of Science degree in Global Public Health and Policy at Queen Mary University of London. Her academic pursuits have allowed her to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to continue advocating for global health and health system strengthening.
Dr. Omenugha’s passion for helping others extends beyond her work in the medical field. She is also a loving wife, a content creator on Instagram (@thelady_doctor), and a mother of two. Her hobbies include playing with children and being creative.
Dr. Omenugha’s commitment to promoting global health and health system strengthening is an inspiration to many. She serves as a role model to young women and girls in Nigeria and around the world, demonstrating the impact that one person can have on their community and beyond. With her continued efforts, we can hope for a future where healthcare is accessible to all, regardless of their socio-economic status or location.