Dr. Clement Emenike Anyiwo was a Professor of medical microbiology and immunology in three Nigerian Universities (Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka), University of Malawi, and also University of Tokyo, at the Institute of Medical Sciences as Visiting Professor, between 1999-2000 under the auspices of Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He was also appointed Professor at the Universities of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
His research interests are in infectious diseases, and are focused around HIV infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), nosocomial and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) He holds an MD from Odessa Medical University, Ukraine; M.Sc. in medical microbiology, from the world-renowned University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, postgraduate certifications in Immunology from Kings College, London, university of Vienna, Austria and eight Fellowships which include The Senior Medical Fellowship of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Fellowship of West African College of Physicians, Fellowship of Medical College of Pathologists of Nigeria, Fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Robert White Fellowship in Immunology (Awarded by the British Society for Immunology) and the coveted Fellowship of the International College of Surgeons in Pathology.
Prof. Anyiwo is a seasoned, versatile and broadly trained physician and internationally recognized medical research scientist with more than 40 years’ experience in clinical medicine and medical microbiology. He is a former Commonwealth/World Health Organization consultant on HIV/AIDS for West Africa (Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone) and Resource Staff for Commonwealth Workshop on Community-based approach to HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and Uganda. Prior to this assignment, he served as a member of the National Expert Advisory Committee on AIDS in his native country, Nigeria from 1986-1988. It was this committee that laid the foundation for HIV/AIDS policy in Nigeria. Prof. Anyiwo was appointed and assigned from 2003 to 2005 as United Nations Specialist on HIV/AIDS to Zanzibar (Tanzania) perhaps in recognition of his involvement and contributions in HIV/AIDS research. As a former President of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS)-an affiliate of the International Union of Immunological Societies-(1994-1997) Prof. Anyiwo was able to advance research in HIV/AIDS in member-countries, including Egypt where he was invited as Guest Speaker at the First Arab International Conference on AIDS and Sexual Diseases in 1988. The licensing of antiretroviral drugs by the Nigerian government was based on the multi-Centre research coordinated by GlaxoWellcome Pharmaceutical Company, of which he was one of the principal investigators. He was The Keynote Guest Speaker at the International Conference (Nigerian Sector) of the International College of Surgeons in 1995. There he delivered the Fourth Eruchalu Memorial Lecture Titled Transplantation in Medicine: Matters Arising. In 1997 he was also invited by the Nigerian Medical Association as a Guest Speaker for a lecture he titled Emerging and Re-emerging infectious diseases: The doctor's challenge.
Prof. Anyiwo served as Dean and Provost/CEO of Nnamdi Azikiwe University College of Health Sciences in Nigeria (1992-1998). During his tenure as Provost he secured The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria accreditation for the medical school and graduated its first 12 doctors in 1995 fondly dubbed "The Twelve Disciples". Thereafter some 200 more doctors graduated during his tenure and most of them now work in many parts of the world including Europe and the United States. Prof. Anyiwo is the Founder-Patron of the Medical Research Society of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, Nigeria.
Dr. Anyiwo belongs to many professional associations including Austrian Medical Society of which he is a Life Member, Immunology Association of Papua New Guinea of which he is the Founder and Life Patron, International AIDS Society, British Society of Immunology, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Member Scientific Advisory Board, Fund for International AIDS Research and Education based in the United States.
Dr. Anyiwo has widely travelled on appointments, assignments (Guest Speaker, Workshop Organizer or Community-based physician), international Visiting Awards and conferences to many countries of Africa, Europe, North America, The Caribbean, Asia and Oceania. An erudite scholar, eminent teacher, prolific author and an incurable researcher Prof. Anyiwo has many scholarly publications to his credit including books and monographs circulating as WHO literature.
It is therefore a little wonder that Prof. Clement Anyiwo was listed in 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century,(First edition, 2002) by American Biographical Institute, Inc. and International Biographical Centre of the United Kingdom for “outstanding and exceptional personal achievements to society and profession".
Prof. Anyiwo was also honored by his kinsmen "In grateful recognition of your outstanding and dedicated service to the people of Arochukwu in Dallas Metroplex" and also for "your dedicated service as Chairman of the Advisory Council of Atani Welfare Union of USA (2007-2011) " During the celebration of his 10th Coronation Anniversary in December 2016, the Eze Ogo Atani-HRH Eze ( Amb) Charles Kanu Okoro honoured him with The Award of Excellence in Education for his contributions towards the development of Atani Community. The next honour was by the Anglican Communion when in 2017 the present Archbishop of the Diocese of the Niger, His Grace the Most Reverend Godwin Okpala invested him into the knighthood of the Order of St. Christopher.
Prof. Anyiwo is a practicing Christian, a Bible Scholar and son of an Anglican Clergyman. He is the co-founder, President/CEO of Jerry and Joe Foundation- a non-profit charitable organization in honour of two heroes of faith (Late Venerable Jeremiah Anyiwo and Late Sir Joseph Nwokolo) dedicated to helping the less privileged in society-orphans, widows and persons afflicted with infectious diseases. He lives in Irving, Texas where he served as Member, City of Irving Health Advisory Board. Currently he is appointed an Ambassador of Goodwill by the Governor of the State of Tennessee. He is married with three children who have degrees in Psychology (aspiring to be a Clergyman) Law, Sociology and Doctorate in Pharmacy.
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