Buhari Appoints Dr. Shuaib As New NPHCDA Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 11, approved the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA.

The appointment was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is currently a Senior Programme Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationat Seattle, USA.

At the BMGF, Shuaib is said to be responsible for developing and implementing strategies on polio outbreak response activities in Africa.

Prior to joining the foundation, Shuaib coordinated Nigeria’s successful response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease as the Incident Manager of the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre in 2014.

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

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

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