Dr. Hyacinth Eme Ichoku is a health economist and national of Nigeria. He is a Roman Catholic priest and also teaches in the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. He is the current Director of Academic Planning, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has consulted for donor agencies like DFID, USAID, DAI, WHO, World Bank, European Union as well as being involved in many commissioned projects by AERC, PEP, CEEPA, TDR/WHO and IDRC etc. His research interests include equity and fairness in healthcare financing, healthcare valuation, poverty and income distribution, environmental policy and public finance.