Lucky Onofa Umukoro, M.Sc, FWACP

  • Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Lucky Onofa Umukoro (MB: BS, M.SC (Epidemiology), FWACP, MNIM) is Chief Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Clinical Services at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He acquired clinical and academic competence through his training at the West African College of Physicians, the Clinical Programme in Rehabilitation & Community Psychiatry at East London NHS Trust, and through postgraduate research at the Department of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr. Onofa works in the General Adult, Rehabilitation, Primary Care, and Community Psychiatry Unit of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He worked with Dr. Timothy Adebowale, the Ag. Provost/Medical Director of the hospital in the coordination, development, and roll-out of Aro Primary Care Mental Health Programme (APCMHP) for Ogun State, with a population of about 4 million. He is also actively involved in mental health teaching and training of medical students, resident doctors and other health professionals, and is a resource person to both the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians. Additionally, Dr. Onofa is an illustrator and presenter of research papers at several local and international conferences, having published in reputable peer-reviewed journals. He is Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Aro Hospital Chapter, and a member of the faculty for implementation of the WHO field trials for the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision in Nigeria.

As a GMH Scholar, Dr. Onofa was the Site Coordinator of the International ICD-11 Field Trials in Aro Hospital, one of the two study sites in Nigeria (Onofa et al, 2019). He also conducted a study titled: Impact of Training Health Workers on Depression Recognition and Treatment at the Primary Health Care Level in Ogun State, Nigeria. Dr. Onofa has also served as the Site Supervisor for the Columbia University Global Practica Program for Master’s Students in Public Health.

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