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Hajara Niima Kera

Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Hajara Niima Kera

Hajara Niima Kera, MBBS, MWACP
Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

I was born on the 21st December 1977. I graduated from the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria in the year 2004 with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree. While in my second year of medical school some of my school mates and I came together to set up the Youth Society for Prevention of Infectious diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS), a civil society organization that focuses on social issues affecting  health. I have been involved in outreaches to various communities and have hosted a number of talk shows concerning the health of women and children while I was the public relations officer of the Medical Women’s’ Association of Nigeria, Gombe state Chapter. I have been a facilitator for numerous trainings for health workers on maternal and child health issues.

 I worked with Save the Children UK during which I was involved in a campaign to raise awareness on the state of undernutrition in Nigeria together with the British Prime Minister’s wife, Mrs. Samantha Cameron. I am a recipient of the 2012 REAL award for frontline health worker by the frontline health workers coalition, Save the Children and White Ribbon Alliance. Currently, as a senior registrar in the department of community medicine Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, in addition to our academic activities I am involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students. I also sit on the board of the White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood in Nigeria.

I am a mother, maternal and child health advocate and aspiring expert.

I am fluent in English and Hausa.