Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Health of Nigeria, Specialist in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery


Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire is the Minister of Health of Nigeria, a Specialist in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. He attended Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich in Germany and Medical Residency in North Rhine.

He also holds a Diploma in Anaesthetics from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. Dr. Ehanire worked with University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City Nigeria, with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria as Divisional Surgeon at the Company Hospital in Warri, (Niger-Delta) Nigeria, and as a private Consultant Trauma Surgeon. He was appointed to President Buhari's cabinet as Nigeria's Minister of State for Health in 2015 and to the President's second cabinet in 2019 as Minister of Health.

He is passionate about advancing Universal Health Coverage and Emergency Medical Services.

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