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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2010 - List of participants - GFMER members pages

Kurfi Abubakar Muhammed

USAID/Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector Project, Katsina, Nigeria

Kurfi Abubakar Muhammed

Kurfi Abubakar Muhammed, MD
Poliomyelitis Eradication Consultant, USAID/Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector Project, Katsina, Nigeria

I am a Nigerian medical practitioner. I graduated at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in 2005. I have since then worked in various public hospitals in Katsina state as medical officer diagnosing and treating communicable diseases. My present work is with community participation for action in the social sector project (COMPASS) a USAID funded project as polio eradication consultant whose responsibility is to provide technical and programmatic assistance to local governments towards ensuring high immunization coverage and reducing non compliances and zero doses. I am also engaged in training of traditional birth attendants in safe practices in labour handling as well as recognition of danger signs in pregnancy, and in community mobilization and sensitization through partnership defined quality and community action cycle (CAC).

I am also doing my master in public health at the department of community medicine of the same university. I was part of a delegation for the 5th Annual African course on vaccinology, where issues relating to malaria vaccine and other advances in infectious disease management and research were discussed, including ethical isssues in research in Africa. Im also involved in the struggle for the emancipation and enforcement of the right of the Nigerian child and the African woman in general through our non governmental organization (Children’s Right’s Network) that is affliated to the Children’s Right’s Information Network UK and Children’s World Sweden, as techinical advisor training and monitoring, my core responsibility is to provide in depth technical advice to parents on family planning and child spacing as well as coordinate activities of the organization in areas of child right, and rehabilitation of street children.

I see the African health system as facing serious collapse of manpower and institutional frameworks and whose solution lies in focused organizational capacity building and manpower development. With my experience in both clinical and community practice I see myself as the right tool for contributing to the overall development of the health sector in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

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