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CLAUDIA C. OKEKE Ph.D., R.Ph. CEO

Dr. Claudia C. Okeke is the Chief executive officer of Aids for women, adolescent, and children international organization (AWACIO), an internationally based NGO dealing with the affairs and health issues of women, adolescents, and children.
In this role, she is involved in ensuring that the wellbeing and health needs of the female genders are met and addressed. She is interested in ensuring that women are properly educated and trained to access the things offered by the society and government.
Dr. Okeke is a frequently invited speaker at various scientific conferences both nationally and internationally covering the above subjects and related health topics.
Dr. Okeke graduated with Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA and is a Registered Pharmacist in the states of South Carolina and Maryland, USA. Dr. Okeke was a Clinical Assistant Professor at five Colleges of Pharmacy in US where she assisted in training Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates for practical internships. 
Dr. Okeke was also a member of ASTM packaging Committee, and PQRI Packaging work group. She also served in the FDA Subcommittee on Process Analytical Technology (PAT). She is a member of scientific organizations such as AAPS and AACP.  Dr. Okeke is married and has two children.

PASTOR SOLOMON AKUBOH - Technical Adviser
He is a devoted man of God that has passion for humanity. He is presently the pastor in-charge of care group in Family Worship Center (FWC) and has headed and managed media operation/studio in Family Ministries International. A journalist by profession, joined Nigerian Television Authority, Abuja, the largest television network in Africa from 1983 till 2009.

ARCHIE DUNCAN
A graduate of Electrical Engineering and was listed in “Who’s Who in America Colleges and Universities”.  He was employed by Westvaco Corporation for 30 years where he served in many capacities. He was co-owner of Duncan’s Boat Habour, a boat dealership and dry and wet boat storage facility in Charleston, SC. He was the Corporate President of HOBY of South Carolina, a leadership program for high school sophomores. As a Kiwanian he served as president of the Kiwanis Carolina District Foundation and was a trustee of the Kiwanis International Foundation. Mr. Duncan was past president of the Charleston chapter of SCORE, which provides free mentoring of small businesses, assisting of small business owners in startups, and improvements of existing businesses.

LARRY CALLAHAN
He obtained Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.  Previously employed at NIH and the United States Pharmacopiea (USP). He is involved in HIV, tuberculosis research and the development of analytical methods for biotechnology-derived products. Responsible for the management and development of chemical/biological databases for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Library of Medicine, National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration.

RITA MOMAH
She is a graduate of Medical Laboratory Science from University of Nigeria, Enugu and because of her passion for helping the challenged, she proceeded for her M.S. in Public Health from Louisiana State University Shreveport, LA. She is a Certified Medical Practical Executive and also worked as an administrative director at AFAM Comprehensive Healthcare Group, Brooklyn, NY.

LOYD V. ALLEN
He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 1966 and 1970, respectively and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. Dr. Allen is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, CEO of the Midwest Institute of Research and Technology, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Oklahoma HSC College of Pharmacy. He is a consultant to compounding pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry and currently develops and teaches pharmaceutics courses online at various universities throughout the US.


TOCHUKWU EMMANUEL OJIDE
Tochukwu Emmanuel Ojide is the Project Coordinator of AWACIO. Prior to joining the organization in 2011, Mr. Ojide worked for Avian Influenza Control Project (AICP) as a project contractor. In this position, he acquired knowledge in scientific analysis and interpretation of data. One of such included the analysis of the effects of bird flu in Nigeria.  Mr. Ojide graduated from Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nassarawa State, with a B.Sc degree in Economics. Since his graduation, Mr. Ojide has gained additional experience and training in professional courses such as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist; Vista Configuration (USA), Oracle Certified Analyst (OCA), Health Safety and Environment; Supervisory Level (HSE), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Structure Query Language (SQL). 

CHINWE OGBUJAH - WEB/ICT CONSULTANT

A young professional who is compassionate about humanity and seeks to use her skills in empowering people globally leveraging on ICT and other relevant tools. A graduate of Computer Science, she has a well rounded knowledge of ICT and Web trends, tools and applications. Currently she works in Abuja Nigeria as a web Developer/ICT Consultant, Interested in Cloud Computing, Information Security and Multimedia. Interest

VOLUNTEERS:


IJEOMA UZOEWULU
She obtained BA in Mass Communication and M.S. in Development Science from Bayero University Kano in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Worked as a teacher in difference schools both in Kano State and Abuja.

CALEB TUKULMA
She attended Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nassarawa State. She is a graduate in Accountancy and also worked as an account officer at Scitygate Real Estate Dev. Ltd.

EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP
Bead Making Training Session

On the 29th of May, 2012, AWACIO held a training conference for the widows in Bwari, Bwari Local Government Area, Abuja Nigeria. Over 100 widows gathered at the Bwari Women Center and were allowed to gain knowledge on certain skills. Trainers in the area of Bead making, Egg roll and Yam cake preparation were mobilized to teach the skills. The widows were also lectured on how to use their skills to multiply their talents, and improve their livelihood.
At the end of the training event, each widow was given a ......read more



One of the training sessions: the widows being trained in the skill of Bead Making 
READY TO HELP

You can help empower more women, feed more children and improve
lives:

With $5.00 (five dollars) you will empower a widow.
With $10.00 (ten dollars) you will help sustain a child in an orphanage.
With $15.00 (fifteen dollars) you will help keep a child in school in an orphanage.  

 
 
 
 
 
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