Haruna I. Adamu, PhD, MPH, MBBS
Technical Officer/Tuberculosis Specialist/National Professional Officer, World Health Organization, Nigeria
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Adamu is a public health physician, an epidemiologist and a global health specialist with a 25-year track record of successful leadership in public health practice at both national and international levels. Dr. Adamu has spent 18 years of his career with the World Health Organization (WHO) serving in various capacities at sub-national, national, regional and international levels, where he has led critical projects, including the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Disease Surveillance, and Disease Prevention and Control. In his roles at WHO, Dr. Adamu has collaborated and worked on public health programs in over 10 countries in Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Currently, Dr Adamu serves as a technical adviser on Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control to Ministries of Health (MOH) in 6 States of North-Eastern Nigeria with a combined population of 25 million people. In this capacity, Dr. Adamu has also acquired vast experience in health emergencies, and especially those related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps or in host communities.
Dr. Adamu earned his PhD – Public Health: Epidemiology from Walden University in the U.S.A.; Master of Public Health (MPH) from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom; sponsored the British Chevening Scholarship – a competitive, prestigious fellowship scholarship awarded to distinguished professionals; and Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His research interests include tuberculosis prevention and control in both adults and children, partnerships, neonatal tetanus epidemiology, HIV/AIDS prevention, control, treatment and health emergencies.
Dr. Adamu is an active member of several professional bodies, including American Public Health Association (APHA), Walden Alumni Association, Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH), British Chevening Scholars Alumni Association, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), Internal AIDS Society (IAS), Stop TB Partnership, National Geographic Society and Nigeria Medical Association.