Mercy Anthony/ Health Program officer
Mercy Anthony Airimionkhale is a public health professional with over 6 years of experience in the public health sector supporting interventions for HIV (PMTCT, Key populations), Malaria, TB, Immunization, Family Planning, and in Maternal, Child Health, and Nutrition.
She has knowledge and experience implementing high-quality health programs focusing especially on Primary Health Care, building the capacity of health workers, and contributing to health systems strengthening.
While working on the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project, a project coordinated by the National Product Supply Chain Management Programme of the Federal Ministry of Health, she supported the establishment of the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit and conducted advocacies to state governments to create budget lines and fund the LMCU in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom State to facilitate uninterrupted access to public health commodities.
She’s passionate about meeting the health needs of vulnerable members of society and works to support various MNCHW implementations to accelerate child health services for Vitamin A supplementation, deworming, and nutritional assessment for children.
Her experiences over the years have built her capacity in project management, providing supportive supervision, supply chain and inventory management, qualitative and quantitative research, advocacy, and managing donor-funded programs across the health sector.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and a master’s in Public Health from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
She currently works at ACIOE as the Program Officer for Family Planning, Maternal, and Child Health.