Nigeria flag

Vivian Maduekeh

Nigeria · Class of 2016

Vivian is the Founder and Managing Principal of Food Health Systems Advisory Africa (FHS Africa), which works towards improving food safety systems. Trained as food scientist, she worked for a time in quality control seeking to ensure the food her community ate was safe, which was a critical, and often ignored issue in Africa. She quickly realized that there were few real protections in place for the public. She started an online resource in 2012 called the SafeFoodNigeria Initiative, which has now evolved into an advisory firm, FHS Africa. She also served as a project director at Young Bright Minds Africa (YBM Africa). Prior to this, Vivian served as a health promotion lead at Nigeria’s premier health insurance firm Hygeia HMO, where she advised corporate clients on disease prevention.  She now works with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food as a Climate and Health Consultant and the Nigerian government to tackle antimicrobial resistance by strengthening the one health approach and building technical capacity in the food chain. Vivian holds a Masters degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford, UK as an ExxonMobil scholar.