Otibho Obianwu

Program Officer

Otibho joined IWHC as a program officer on the grantmaking and international partnerships team in September 2019. Prior to joining IWHC she worked at the Population Council—Nigeria where she served as a principal investigator and the Nigeria focal point on a multi-country research program on female genital mutilation/cutting. She previously led an evidence-based learning and advocacy project aimed at improving the response of government and civil society to the sexual and reproductive health and rights-related vulnerabilities of adolescents and young people.

She volunteered as part of the founding leadership at the Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative, a feminist nonprofit organization focused on advancing the rights, health, and well-being of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women in Nigeria. Additionally, she is currently a member of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Mama Cash’s LBQ Women’s Funding Project Advisory Committee, and FRIDA the Young Feminist Fund’s Change Team. She is a co-recipient of the International Center for Research on Women’s 2019 Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.

Otibho holds an MD from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.