Women and Children’s Hospital, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq, MBBS, MPH-FE, PgDM, PGcert
Deputy Director/Fertility Doctor, Women and Children’s Hospital, Kaduna State, Nigeria
I was born on the 29th of January 1977 and obtained a certificate in leadership skills and multi-cultural understanding as part of a World wildlife foundation (WWF) and United Nations sponsored program in Virginia U.S.A. I graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with a Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery (M.B.B.S) and obtained post-graduate certificates in clinical medicine from Harvard Medical School, U.S.A in 2006/2007. I also received clinical training and a post-graduate diploma in fertility medicine from a Lagos based fertility consortium in 2010. My masters Degree in clinical epidemiology is from the Centers for disease control Nigeria bases field epidemiology program. I have served as the Head of Kaduna state’s women health clinics in Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimage in 2007 and 2010. Currently I run a weekly fertility clinic and facilitate reproductive health talks and outreach programs for teenagers. I have given health talks on reproductive health as part of ‘’Women health series” on private Television stations and radio programs. In partnership with an indigenous language newspaper ‘’Aminiya” I have maintained a Phone-in clinic which discusses fertility issues with non-English speakers.
During the Field epidemiology program I was posted to:
- The Nigeria centers for disease control’s: Early warning alert and response network (EWARN) set up in response to humanitarian crises following devastating floods experienced in some parts of the country. We developed protocols, standard operating procedures and trained state based emergency response teams.
- Monitoring and evaluation unit of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy control program (NTBLCP) of the federal ministry of health. I assisted in revising National surveillance procedures for Tuberculosis and Leprosy, Midterm strategic plan for Tuberculosis and leprosy control and Protocols for management of Pediatric Tuberculosis.
- National stop transmission of polio program (NSTOP): Worked as a member of the Management support team for polio immunization in Kano state, Led teams to enumerate missed Nomadic settlements / immunize Under-five children in these communities and conducted missed children and refusal studies in various states. Activities were undertaken in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Abuja and Zamfara states in Northern Nigeria.
I speak six languages and am widely travelled.
- Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria
- National stop transmission of polio (N STOP) campaign in Northern Nigeria - Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq - GFMER picture of the week by Lynn Gertiser
- Enhancing sexual and reproductive health research in Northern Nigeria, Kaduna 2016 - Aishatu Abubakar Sadiq
- Enhancing sexual and reproductive health research in Northern Nigeria, Kaduna 2016 - Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq - GFMER picture of the week