AKUNYILI, Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem(Late)

Born July 14, 1954
in

Makurdi

Prof.

AKUNYILI,

Dora

Nkem

OFR, Ph.D; FWACP, FIMT,

Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Dr. J.C Akunyili,
State of Origin: Anambra
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

has six children

Profession pharmacist, public servant, administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Hospital Pharmacist, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, 1978-81; Graduate Asst. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1990; Consultant Pharmacologist, College of Medicine. UNN, 1992; Part-time Lecturer, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists, Lagos, 1992-95; Consultant Pharmocologist, 1996-2001; Zonal sec Petroleum ( Special) Trust Fund, co-ordinating Southern- Eastern States of Nigeria; dg. National Agency for Food And Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), since 2001; Appointed prof. since October 1, 2004.

Kingsway Prize for best Pharmacy Student, 1974-75; v-c. Postgraduate& Research Leadership Prize, 1985; Pfizer Travel Fellowship, 1994; Congress Award, Family Health International, USA, 1994; Congress Award, Pharmacological Society of Canada, 1994;

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; Anambra State Hospitals’ Management Board and Advisory Council for Women Commission; New York Academy of Sciences; Nigerian Society for Pharmacology; West African Society for Pharmacology; International Union of Pharmacology; International Pharmaceutical Federation; Supervisor/mem., Agriculture Caretaker Committee for Anaocha lga, Anambra State, 1994-96; f: University of London; West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists; Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, 2004; zonal sec. Petroleum (Special) Trust Project, South East

St. Patrick's Primary School, Isuofia, Anambra State, 1966; Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka, 1973; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1978& 1985; University of London
Tertiary
N/A

Order of the Federal Republic. 2002;

: Recognition as Heroine of Global Health, by TIME Magazine, 2005; International Grassroot Human Rights Campaigner Award, conferred on her at the British House of Commons Chamber, London, the first African so honoured, 2005;

Doctor of Science (D.Sc), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, Nigeria; Doctor of Law, University of Bristol, UK., 2006.

PDP Women Indomitable Spirit Award, October 2002; One of the 20 Most Outstanding CEOS in Corporate Nigeria, Vanguard Annual award for Managerial Excellence, 2002; Recognition as an Icon of Hope for Nigerians, 2002; Honourary Merit Award, 2002; Transparency International Integrity Award, 2003; EMRC Euro Market Award, 2003; Total Quality Leadership, 2003; African Civic Responsibility, 2004-05, by African Times, USA, 2004; Exemplary Nigerian Award for Transparency and Incorruptibility, 2003; New Direction Initiative, 2004; Nobel Prize for economic crime fighters, by Counterfeiting Intellegence Bureau, Britain, 2004; Agribusiness Award, 2005, from EMRC International Association, Belgium; Quintessence Award, from Sungai Corp. African Writers Inc., New Jersey, U.S.A; Women Recognition Award, from Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation Inc., U.S.A; Winner, International Grassroots Human Rights Campaigner Award, United Kingdom, 2005; Outstanding winner of the Year Award, by Silverbird Television, 2005; Winner, Trans Business Award by Belgian European Marketing Centre, 2006; Recognised by Time Magazine, New York, USA, as one of the Eighteen (18) Heroes of Our Time, 2006.

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June 7, 2014
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