Bet-ini Christian is a Primary care physician and a Public Health expert with a Masters’ degree in Public Health from the Vrije Universiteit/KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, Netherlands. She also has a background in Human Anatomy (Bachelors), and Medicine/Surgery, both from the University of Calabar, Nigeria.
She currently works with the Hospitals Management Board in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria where she serves as facility focal lead for public health programmes in collaboration with implementing partners. She has over ten years of experience in primary healthcare and community health practice as a physician, and a volunteer with the Medical Womens; Association of Nigeria (MWAN), a non- governmental, non-profit organization of female Medical Doctors and Dentists in Nigeria affiliated with the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA). The association’s core objective is to empower women and girls with the information required to achieve and maintain good health.
From her research and professional experience, she has nurtured the passion for health systems strengthening with interests in health systems policy, primary health workforce development and achieving equity in access to affordable quality healthcare among rural and vulnerable populations.