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Daniel Salihu
Health Specialist , UNICEF
Abuja, Nigeria
A health systems strengthening specialist with over 15 years experience in Health, HIV/AIDS, RMNCAH+N programmatic synergies, policy and politics in resource-limited settings. With expertise in strategic information systems, research, monitoring & evaluation;skilled in advocacy, communiciation & social mobilization at national and subnational levels for universal health coverage
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
A certified project management professional with over 12 years experience in health systems strengthening in low-resource settings. Am into Health, HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria, RMNCAH+N programmatic synergies, policy and politics for social impact at national and sub-national levels.
Also into strengthening service delivery, human resources for health, financing for health, medical products/technology, health information systems, advocacy & communication for social/community participation and ownership, infrastructural upgrades, and partnerships for sustainable health.

Managing of multi-million dollar grant portfolios for child health interventions:
? Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) - Funding for Reaching underserved and isolated communities in Kaduna & Katsina States of Northern Nigeria (Hard-To-Reach Project)
? EU MNCH - EU grant portfolio for Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) of childhood illnesses in Adamawa, Kebbi and Bauchi States of Northern Nigeria
? Global Affairs Canada (GAC) grant portfolio for Polio Eradication and Primary Health Care Strengthening in Jigawa, Niger, Taraba and Zamfara States of Northern Nigeria
? GAVI Grant Portfolio - for training of health care workers in 14 Pent Phase 1 states across Nigeria; training of HCWs on IMCI + REW + VMT (Immunization package)
? High Level Inauguration of National Child Health Technical Working Group (CHTWG) in December 2016
? Chairing the Advocacy Communication and Resource Mobilization (ACRM) subcommittee meeting of the National iCCM Task Force at Federal Ministry of Health - Family Health Department
? Providing support to the National iCCM Taskforce of the Federal Ministry of Health on Child Health Community Health interventions, quarterly meetings and technical support.

Providing support to NPHCDA for immunization outbreak response nationally.
A certified project management professional (PMP) and a PhD candidate with a background medical degree and a masters in Public Health. A fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) UK and a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH). I also have a diploma in computer science and pedagogy.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Fellow Royal Society of Public Health Uk (FRSPH)
Member American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
Member of Project Management Institute USA
others in CV

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships
  • Being headhunted – make me an

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Hausa, Pidgin English
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