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Ebuka Anieto

Nigeria & University of Cape Town, 2020

Ebuka is a clinician-scientist and a social entrepreneur. He was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) and emerged as the best clinical student of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2017. Ebuka’s primary interest is the management of people living with HIV/AIDS. Thus, he is focused on synthesising evidence on rehabilitative interventions for the mitigation of the various co-morbidities associated with HIV infection and long-term use of highly active anti-retroviral therapy.

His overarching goal is to contribute to the actualisation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal section 3.3, which is geared towards ending the epidemic of HIV infection and other infectious diseases by 2030. Ebuka has 4 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several manuscripts undergoing primary review pertaining to HIV/AIDS management.

Ebuka is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Human Development, a non-profit organization whose interest is in assisting young Africans in developing multi-skill sets that will enable them to thrive despite being in resource-poor areas. The organization has empowered over 100 young Nigerians with digital skills including the use of SPSS and Microsoft Excel for data coding and analysis. Ebuka is driven by compassion and love for humanity and strongly believes that contributing to African youth empowerment is his calling.

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