A Press Statement by the US NBPHE
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) has recognized Dr Lazarus Ude Eze as Certified in Public Health (CPH). With this accomplishment, Dr Eze demonstrates not only a mastery of the core sciences of public health, but also a strong commitment to staying on the cutting-edge of public health issues.
The publics served by Dr Eze can be assured that he has a fundamental breadth and depth of core public health knowledge and will continue his professional development through the NBPHE’s maintenance of certification process. Those seeking to verify a CPH credential may do so through the NBPHE’s online recertification system at http://www.nbphe.org/recert/employer.
“With this new CPH class, the entire field is elevated to new standards and the health of the public can continue to be enhanced,” said Dr. Richard Kurz, chair of NBPHE and dean of the University of North Texas Health Science Center School Of Public Health.
The CPH process raises the bar for public health workers by highlighting the need for a standard benchmark for students and graduates and a certified dedication to the field.”
“The process of acquiring this certification was quite challenging but I’m glad I achieved it. It helped me to get better grasp of the public health competences and I can’t wait to use it to improve health globally.” Dr Eze said of the process.
Dr Eze is currently employed at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of its Global Fund Malaria project in Nigeria. He supports prevention, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of malaria in more than 1500 communities across 5 states in Nigeria. Lazarus was awarded a graduate degree in public health from the University Of Kentucky, United States in May, 2013.
About the NBPHE
The NBPHE Certified in Public Health (CPH) program demonstrates that students and graduates from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health have mastered required core and cross-cutting competencies and addresses the need for greater recognition of public health as a health profession. To date, more than 2,500 individuals have registered for the exam. More information can be found at: www.nbphe.org.”