Dr Christine Ekechi
Dr Christine Ekechi, a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, is also a women’s health educator and advocate. Her interest is in the gender and racial disparities continually present within the health system today.
Dr Ekechi is the Co-Chair of the Race Equality Taskforce at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and also their spokesperson for racial equality. In addition, Dr Ekechi is the RCOG Clinical Champion for The Women’s Network. Dr Ekechi sits as a Member on the Maternity Working Group for the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Dr Ekechi sits on the board as a Trustee for gynaecology cancer charity, The Eve Appeal and is their Medical Ambassador. Dr Ekechi is equally focussed on maternity safety and serves as a member of the Multi-Professional Advisory Panel for Baby Lifeline – a UK charity focused on the supportive care of pregnant women and newborn babies.
Dr Ekechi holds a Masters in Reproductive Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her previous public health experience includes working with the UN, UNICEF, and national governments in the UK, Nigeria, Senegal, Malawi and Kenya. Using this extensive experience, Dr Ekechi is particularly interested in the social drivers that underpin inequity in individual health outcomes, health knowledge and education, and healthcare delivery.
Dr Ekechi is the lead for early pregnancy ultrasound training at the renowned early pregnancy unit at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital and regularly teaches and writes in this field.