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Henry Victor Doctor, a Research Officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. degree in demography from the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA. His thesis was entitled “Mortality in twentieth-century Malawi.” He took up a Postdoctoral Research fellowship (sponsored by the Mellon Foundation) based at the Navrongo Health Research Centre in the Upper East Region, Ghana. He has 13 years of experience as a population scientist and also worked at the Universities of Malawi and Western Cape (South Africa), Columbia University, and Statistics South Africa. From mid-2009 to mid-2013, he worked as a Resident Operations Research Advisor for a program to revitalize routine immunization and maternal, newborn, and child health in Northern Nigeria. Currently, he is coordinating UNODC’s research activities in the Country Office for Nigeria (Abuja). His research interests include mortality; fertility transitions; religion and demographic behavior; survey research design and implementation; demographic surveillance and longitudinal health research; and health systems operations research. He is also the Secretary General of the Union for African Population Studies.
Biography Updated on 25 August 2014