Meet Dr Faisal Shuaib, New Boss for NPHCDA

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

Dr. Faisal Shuaib’s appointment as the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A medical doctor and public health specialist, Shuaib is currently a Senior Program Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, USA.

At the BMGF, Dr. Shuaib is responsible for developing and implementing strategies on polio outbreak response activities in Africa. Prior to joining the foundation, Dr. Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s successful response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as the Incident Manager of the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre in 2014.

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Dr. Shuaib worked as a research associate at the University of Alabama

He was also a member of the six-man panel established to assess the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the global Ebola outbreak in 2014 and provided technical advice to the Federal Ministry of Health and NPHCDA in areas of immunization and polio eradication activities between 2012 and 2015.

Dr. Shuaib had in the past also worked as a research associate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.

One thought on “Meet Dr Faisal Shuaib, New Boss for NPHCDA”

  1. Assalamu alaikum sir,ihope you are well and fine? and also your fmly too, sir indeed Your assistance for employment at (nphcda)I am indigine of yobe state potiskum local govt. I read Bsc ed (hons)health education in the university of Maiduguri,and I was from poor family and I don’t know anybody that is why I need your assistance sir.may Allah protect you and help you in your live.



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