Management Team

Dr. Ahmed Sarki

Dr. Sarki holds a Ph.D. in Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), University of Warwick, UK; MSc Public Health (with Distinction) from Oxford Brookes University, UK; BSc Microbiology from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria; and Diploma in Information Systems Management (with Distinction) from APTECH Computer Education.

Dr. Sarki also holds a Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health from the University of Washington; Certificate in ‘Project Management’ from HiiT (Abuja Center); Certificate in ‘Monitoring and Evaluation’ from E&Management Consult, sponsored by the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (Nigeria office) through African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Dr. Sarki is currently a Senior Faculty at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Uganda. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and a postdoctoral research consultant for Population Council Kenya. Dr. Sarki was a research associate on a maternal health project in Northern Nigeria. Furthermore, Dr. Sarki was the Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa Research Network at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK. He was a volunteer at Society for Family Health (SFH) Nigeria during the large-scale public education of Affordable Medicines For Malaria (AMFm) project sponsored by Global Fund and Roll Back Malaria in the year 2011. Dr. Sarki has several years of experience in designing and implementing public health intervention projects in low resource settings.

Dr. Chidozie Nduka

Dr. Nduka holds a medical degree (MBBS) from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka, he practiced as a physician in the general areas of medicine and in primary healthcare in Northern and Southern Nigeria respectively. Beyond his experience in Nigeria, Dr. Nduka briefly worked in sub-urban Kenya to improve the lives of vulnerable groups through clinical medicine and research.

Dr. Nduka obtained an MPH (with distinction) and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK, and thereafter worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Effectiveness at the same University. Dr. Nduka has worked as a consultant on CDC/USAID funded projects with the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP)- a non-governmental organization with focus in HIV/AIDS programming in Nigeria.

Maryam Ahmad Abubakar

Maryam holds an LLB from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. She has over 6 years of experience working with prominent organisations across Nigeria which include Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria/Jameel Poverty Action Lab, World Health Organisation Kano Office, and Continental Research of Nigeria.

Maryam is an active memeber of several NGOs which include: KAYCAD, Creative Business Forum, Child Protection Initiative, Women Support Group, and Centre for Young Peoples Advancement and Community development.

Hajiya Kubra Abdulsalam

Hajiya Kubra holds a HND in Agric Home Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She is an experienced extension worker with more than 25 years’ worth of experience. She has also worked with WHO, UNICEF, DfiD on several health intervention projects. She also sits on the board of several NGOs.

Bashir Mohammed

Bashir holds an OND Architecture from Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, and a BSc Architecture from Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil. Bashir has more than seven years’ experience in general procurement.

Isah Musa Auyo

Isa holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management, B.A. Library and Information Science, and Diploma in Computer Science all from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. Isah has more than five years’ experience in MIS in the non-profit industry.

Our board members

Mr. Mohammed is the MD/CEO of Tradesys Nigeria Limited and Synergy Granite Limited. He is also a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.

Mr. Mohammed has been a major inspiration for his community as he single-handedly built the first health center which was later transferred to Jigawa State Government for management under the State’s Ministry of Health. He has also supported many youths and women in acquiring knowledge through scholarships. Alhaji Bashir is the current Chairman Board of Trustees of FAYOHI.
Prof. Hamed Adetunji is a Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. He is an experienced Public Health and infectious diseases epidemiologist, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health, UK. Prof. Adetunji has advised the boards of many NGOs on carrying out high impact projects/programs and is happy to bring his expertise to the board of FAYOHI.

Mr. Abdulrazaq Tayibu – Is the MD/CEO of Tradefrexx Int’l BDC Ltd and El- Tayib Nigeria Ltd. Mr. Abdulrazaq is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He has a passion for humanitarian activities. Mr. Abdulrazaq has been supporting many youths to pursue education through scholarships and continues to donate resources (both monetary and otherwise) to local NGOs that carry out projects/programmes that affect rural communities positively.

His desire to do more for humanity inspired him to serve on the Board of Trustees of FAYOHI.
Prof. Saverio Stranges - Is the Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, Ontario, Canada. He was the Scientific Director at the Department of Population Health, Luxembourg Institute of Health. Prior to his recent appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Warwick Medical School, Director of Clinical Academic Training in Public Health and Consultant Physician in Public Health Medicine University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, UK. Originally from Italy, Prof. Stranges research primarily focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In particular, he studies the effects of traditional and emerging risk factors as well the effects of non-pharmacological interventions in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Prof. Stranges has been involved in several epidemiologic projects and secondary data analyses in the area of chronic disease. Among the others: Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial, Western New York Health Study, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), USA; National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) and Whitehall II Study, UK; ORDET Study (EPIC) and Olivetti Heart Study, Italy. Over the years, Prof. Stranges has developed a substantial experience in the evaluation of observational and clinical trial data and statistical analysis of large datasets. Prof. Stranges is happy to serve as a Consultant to the board of FAYOHI given his expertise in Public Health and Cardiovascular Epidemiology.

Alhaji Umar Abubakar Sadiq is the MD/CEO of Umsalem BDC and Umsalem Energy Limited – all subsidiaries of Umsalem Nigeria Limited. He has championed and supported many projects that have impacted on the lives of people in rural areas of northern Nigeria-such as supporting youths to get quality education and providing hospital beds for community hospitals. His urge to support high impact projects led him to join the board of trustees of FAYOHI as a member.
Mrs. Chinelo Ijeoma Dan Nzelu is the Managing Director of Hezron Group Limited. She has also worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria and resigned as Principal Economist. Mrs. Nzelu then moved to Nigerian Insurance Deposit Corporation (NDIC) where she rose through the ranks to become a Director. During her time at NDIC, Mrs. Nzelu was seconded to the defunct National Bank of Nieria Ltd. as Executive Director. Mrs. Nzelu also heads Eng. Dan Mmadu Nzelu Educational Foundation- a foundation that has been offering tuition fees to under- privileged students since 2010. Presently, some beneficiaries of the foundation have graduated and are now working in banking and other industries in Nigeria. She also offers donations to motherless babies’ homes and widows. Mrs. Nzelu is happy to bring her experience to the board of FAYOHI.

Alhaji Shehu Ibrahim Demba is the MD/CEO of Macroshehu Ventures Limited. He has received awards from several bodies such as Universal Peace Federation for his philanthropic services in Nigeria. He has a strong desire in supporting FAYOHI to achieve their mission and vision hence serving as a member of the board of trustees.
Prof. Olalekan Uthman - Is a Professor of Research Synthesis at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. Olalekan Uthman MBBS, MPH & PhD research interests focus on evidence-based medicine and social determinants of population health. I have a strong interest in large-scale evidence (in particular randomized trials and meta-analyses) and analyses of large survey data sets. Ola has worked across a wide range of health technology assessments with a focus on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. He is an experienced Cochrane author and Cochrane Infectious Disease Group Editor. His research area aims to conduct high quality systematic reviews, and to investigate aspects of clinical trial and systematic review methodology. Ola is a member of the Adherence Trialists Collaboration.

He is proficient in mathematical modelling of infectious disease and focuses on the use of mathematical models to understand the epidemiology and control of infections of humans. He has published several papers on multilevel and geographical analyses to examine the role of geographic, community and societal contexts in explaining variations in health. My investigations encompass the macro-level determinants of population health (e.g. income inequality), to the meso-level (neighborhood contextual influences), down to the individual-level. He recently received the FAS Marie Curie International Postdoc Fellowship to pursue research on the social and contextual determinants of HIV/AIDS, with a special emphasis on cardiovascular risk factors among HIV infected individuals. Prof. Ola is happy to bring his expertise and local knowledge of Nigeria to FAYOHI.

Prof. Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala is the a Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Mathematics and Information sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is also the Head of Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis Research Unit, Department of Population health, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Strassen, Luxembourg.

Prior to his recent engagements, he was a Principal Research Fellow in Health Technology Assessment with a joint appointment between the University of Oxford (KEMRI-Oxford Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme) and the University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences, Population and Evidence Group. He also holds an honorary Associate Professor position at the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is responsible for capacity building in Tropical diseases mapping and conducting high research in Tropical diseases mapping in Africa for KEMRI-Oxford Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme. Originally from DR Congo, Prof. Kandala has worked at King's College London, University of Southampton, University of Montreal, Canada, University of Munich (LMU), Germany, and the University of Lagos, Nigeria. FAYOHI will benefit from the wealth of knowledge of Prof. Kandala particularly in the areas of Health Systems Strengthening.
Dr. Fatima S. Koki is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics Bayero University, Kano. She holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Physics from Bayero University. Dr. Fatima has been involved in several humanitarian services particularly towards women and youth development and she is happy to bring her wealth of knowledge and serve on the board of trustees of FAYOHI.

Alhaji Shehu Muhammad Madaki is a Director at Earth Logistics Limited; Director Finance and Administration at Albarka Air Plc. He was the Head of Department- Business Education at Jigawa State College of Education; Senior Supervisor Examination Department at Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria; Senior Accountant- Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja; Finance Officer at Kano State Investments and Properties; Accountant 1- Kano state Polytechnic Central Administration. He also holds the following professional qualifications: Associate member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants; Associate member National Accountants of Nigeria; Member Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Member Treasury Management & Financial Accountants; and Member Institute of Management Consultants. Alhaji Shehu has inspired and mentored youths in becoming good ambassadors- many of which have excelled in their various organisations. The board of trustees of FAYOHI will benefit from his abundant wealth of experience and knowledge.

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