Thursday, June 17, 2021

Governors’ forum appoints health coordinator


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has engaged Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab to oversee its programmes in the health sector.

In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the forum’s spokesman, Abulrazque Barkindo, the appointee will “function as an embedded consultant at the Forum’s health sector, where the NGF has recorded a series of successes.”

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“Abdulwahab has worked with both government and international organizations. He was Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health, a State Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager and subsequently the National Programme Manager of the 65-million pound DFID-funded PRRINN-MNCH programme.

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“He is a medical doctor and experienced Public Health/Health Systems expert with over 20 years’ experience in the health sector both within and outside the country,” said Mr Barkindo.

Until his appointment, Mr Abdulwahab was Deputy Country Director/Programme Director at Essential Medicines, with the Clinton Health Initiatives (CHAI) in Nigeria.

He is also a consultant on the Global Health Security Health Agenda to South Africa-based Health Information Systems project.

He has also worked with several other programmes funded by the WHO, UNICEF, USAID, DFID, NORAD, CIDA, NORAD, BMGF, Netherland Leprosy Relief, World Bank and Global Fund, among others.

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