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Aminu Magashi Magashi

Aminu Magashi Magashi

Aminu Magashi Garba is theRegional Coordinator NORTH andEvidence Advisor and lead for E4A in Nigeria. He is responsible for leading the implementation of E4A in Northern Nigeria, facilitating evidence generation in maternal and newborn health and packaging it to engage stakeholders via evidence based advocacy and accountability that will lead to quality of care and saving the lives of mothers and babies. He is also the focal point in monitoring and evaluation.

Aminu hasover 15 years of engaging in development work in Nigeria. He has led successful MNCH Projects in the area of generating evidence through research and secondary analysis and using such findings to engage in demand creation in communities and advocating to government officials towards improved MNCH services. He was the principal investigator via a project ‘Targeted State High Impact Project’ with funding from USAID in Bauchi and Sokoto in Nigeria.

He is an active Daily Trust Newspaper weekly columnist on health issues in Nigeria and recently celebrated his 10 years on the work. He was among the national team that worked with National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria as Thematic Consultant (Policy, Advocacy, Legislation and Human Rights) for the development of HIV/AIDS 2010-2015 National Strategic Framework and Plan.

Aminu is a graduate of University of Maiduguri, Nigeria with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and obtained Diploma and Masters Degree in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also obtained a PGD in Research Methodology from Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research in collaboration with World Health Organization titled ‘From Research to Practice; Sexual and Reproductive Health’

 

Good bye ‘MDGs’ and welcome ‘SDGs’

The last 15 years have being unprecedented all over the world with one clarion call ‘implement Millenniums Development Goals (MDGs) and achieve all its targets by 2015. 15 years is over and we are now in 2015 to say good bye to MDGs and welcome the new bride ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

World Summit charts new era of sustainable development

“We have a big, bold agenda before us – now we must work to make it real in people’s lives everywhere,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ahead of the gaveling of a new agenda for sustainable development.

Tracking Financial Commitments for Women and Children

We might be operating in our own local environment, but certainly international decisions, whether we are aware of or consulted, affect how much resources come to us.

Why they succeed: lessons for Nigeria

Ten low and middle-income countries were celebrated for the significant progress in their efforts to save the lives of women and children during the recently concluded Partners Forum in Johannesburg. They were reported to have invested in high-impact health interventions as well as making significant progress across multiple health-enhancing sectors, including education, women’s political and economic participation, clean water and sanitation, poverty reduction and economic growth.

The launch of the Every Newborn Action Plan

The third WHO Partners Forum that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa; Monday 30 June – Tuesday 1 July 2014 which was a gathering of ‘Who is Who’ in the health sector has witnessed the launch of the

No woman, no adolescent, no child left behind

The title of my article today was the communique slogan for the recently concluded third Partners' Forum that took place in Johannesburg.It was arguably rated as one of the most influential political meeting on health in recent years.

Nigeria, Family Planning and unfufiled promises

Nigeria has made another, yet to be kept, financial promise to family planning. It is the same case with other promises like allocating 15% of national budget to develop the health system. If health is wealth and our health system is weak, how then can we be wealthy as a nation? Find out why the government must fulfil commitments made.

How transparent is Nigeria’s health budget and plan?

When I asked many civil societies and media ‘how many of you know about national health account and how it can be use for expenditure tracking and advocacy’? Over 90% of them responded with ‘NO’.

Exit of Dr Ali Muhammad Pate; Pros and Cons

With great concern for the situation of the Nigerian health system, and the sudden exit of a visionary State health minister, it is important to look into possible setbacks the initiatives under him may suffer, and the implications on our struggling health sector.