Young Leaders Program working group: Cancer
Primary title/position: Research Administrator
Country of origin: Uganda
Country of residence: Uganda
Areas of expertise: Research, Statistics, Resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, Economics and Advocacy
Languages spoken: English
LinkedIn: Ezra Anecho
Ezra Ancheo is a Ugandan by nationality working with the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) as a research administrator/Grants Manager. He has worked with UCI for five years now with his key responsibilities and duties being: identifying funding opportunities, proposal writing, budgeting, project planning, project management, and evaluation. Ezra has managed to establish the grants office that he now head and so far has managed to attract close to $2 million worth of funding to the institution to conduct research in cancer patients, hence improving clinical treatment outcomes. He also is currently part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the “Establishment of the East Africa Centre of Excellency for Oncology Project,” which aims to improve treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the East Africa region. The project is a $33 million African Development Bank funded project.
Ezra also currently volunteers with the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation as a Resource Mobilization Officer/Youth Coordinator. The organization is an NGO that supports families of children with cancer. At the beginning of 2019, he won the ‘Step Up!’ AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme challenge winning $10,000 for the organization. This money helped to implement a project to spread the 3C programme to five more schools benefiting 6,000 students in the North Western part of Uganda. In March 2019, he was invited to give a talk at the Global NCDs Forum in Sharjah, UAE. This opportunity helped him share his experience of youth advocacy on NCDs with other young people from other parts of the world.