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This week, Elvira will speak with Ahmed Mohammed Sarki, the founder and Executive Director of Family and Youth Health Initiative (FAYOHI), and current Ph.D in Medicine student at the University of Warwick, UK.
Ahmed has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from Bayero University in Kano state, Nigeria and a M.Sc. Public Health from Oxford Brookes University, UK where he graduated with a distinction in 2010. He also has a diploma in Information System Management and certifications in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) awarded by Centers For Disease Control (CDC), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFNET)and E&F Management, and a certification in Project Management, awarded by Hands-on Institute of Information Technology.
His interests revolve around humanitarian services especially maternal and child health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and routine sanitary hygeine. He is also interested in being a part of any new innovation towards providing positive solutions to Public Health issues in low-and-middle-income countries.
Ahmed founded FAHOYI, a new non-profit, non-governmental organization located in Duste, Jigawa state, Nigeria in 2012. It is currently working to raise awareness on antenatal care among rural women, sensitization of youths through anti-tobacco smoking and drug abuse campaigns, behavior change communication, health protection and promotion in urban and hard to reach settlements, enhancing immunization uptake through public enlightenments, malaria treatment and prevention programs, campaigns for reducing preventable diseases and deaths in Northern Nigeria, treatment and prevention programs on neglected tropical diseases, raising awareness on the effects and management of cardiovascular diseases particularly hypertension and stroke etc.
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