Fellowship: 2008 - 2010
Title: Prevention Advisor - Male Circumcision
Location: United States (View Map)
Scope of Work
Male circumcision (MC) is recognized as an important intervention to reduce the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men. PEPFAR now supports medical MC as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention program, especially in countries with high rates of heterosexual HIV infection and low rates of male circumcision. Initiation and scale up of MC programs are underway in several PEPFAR focus countries based on requests from host governments and in compliance with their national policies and guidelines. As PEPFAR makes broader efforts to initiate and scale up MC services in several countries, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, as part of the The Technical Leadership Division within the Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health (GH/OHA/TLR) works as a Prevention Advisor: Male Circumcision (Advisor) and will provide technical leadership, handle policy issues and work with the US State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), World Health Organization, country teams and programs in several PEPFAR countries.
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli will carry out a wide array of activities related to the implementation of male circumcision programs. These activities include monitoring partners for adherence to best technical practice in standards of surgical services, quality assurance and quality control, surgical complication management, and counseling and testing. He will also provide assistance to USAID missions and partners in the areas of commodities management, policy development, program monitoring and evaluation, and integrating MC activities with other prevention, care and treatment programs.
As an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and precedent-setting policy and program issues, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli will develop and recommend policies, strategies, and plans for the provision of safe male circumcision to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission.
Emmanuel Njeuhmeli is a Physician and Public Health Specialist with more than 10 years experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program design, implementation, coordination, monitoring & evaluation.
Emmanuel graduated from Medical School in Cameroon in 1998 and holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Prior to joining USAID, Emmanuel worked for Drew Cares International, an Affiliate of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences as Country Director for Nigeria.