Professor Anthony O. Emeribe is a Fellow of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria with postgraduate degrees from the University of Ibadan and University of Calabar. He is currently the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), a Federal Government of Nigeria Agency charged with regulating medical laboratory services, medical laboratory science education, in-vitro diagnostics (test kits, reagents, chemicals and equipment), and accreditation of public and private medical laboratories as well as licensing of medical laboratory practitioners. Under his leadership, the MLSCN has successfully instituted standards, processes and guidelines for continual quality improvement and accreditation of public and private medical laboratories in Nigeria, which are geared toward improved health services and cutting down of capital flight due to medical tourism.
Furthermore, under Prof Emeribe’s leadership, MLSCN has been admitted into the membership of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) / International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the first agency in West and Central Africa to be so admitted.
Professor Emeribe was a Professor of Laboratory Haematology & Blood Transfusion Science at the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar and Honorary Consultant Haematologist with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. He served as Head of Haematology from 1996-2005 during which period there was exponential growth in the variety and turnover of laboratory investigations and transfusion services with enhanced mix and number of staff and excellent client/physician satisfaction resulting in the Department receiving the Best Commercialized Unit Award for several years running at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. He had attracted various grants for research on tropical diseases and had successfully supervised several postgraduate students and internees.