Francisca Okafor

Francisca Okafor

Francisca Okafor is a registered nurse and midwife in Nigeria. She currently serves as the director of nursing (chief nursing officer) in the nursing division of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, where she advises the government on nursing issues and creates and oversees nursing policies and programs across Nigeria’s 58 federal tertiary hospitals. She also represents the Ministry of Health on the Board of Nursing and Midwifery Council. She also serves as a liaison with national nursing associations, coordinating with nursing directors at a sub-national level. In addition, Francisca collaborates with international organizations such as the World Health Organization, USAID, and UNICEF. Francisca earned a Master of Public Health in Health Services Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Calabar.