Dr. Usman Saidu Adamu

Dr. Usman Saidu Adamu

Director, Community Health Services Department

Dr Usman Saidu Adamu is Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Director of the Community Health Services Department (CHS) and the Incident Manager of the National Polio Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), where he currently coordinates a team of experts from Government of Nigeria and development partners applying the global standard incident management system (IMS) working towards polio eradication and certification of Nigeria as a polio free country, which led to the official declaration of Nigeria as WPV free country and certification of Africa as a WPV free continent on the August the 25th 2020 by the ARCC

 Before his re-deployment as the incident Manager in June of 2016, he was the Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Director/CEO (ED/CEO) of the NPHCDA, in the office of the ED/CEO in March of 2016. He served as the Zonal Director of the NPHCDA in the Northeast Zonal where he coordinated the Agency’s activities from 2011 to 2016.

Dr Adamu holds a medical degree from the prestigious Plovdiv (I. P. Pavlov) Medical University at Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 1988, as well as master’s degree in public health from the Ahmadu Bello University in the year 2009. He has also attended Courses in Leadership in Health System Management from the University of Washington in the USA as well as applied Epidemiology in Global Health in the same University in 2017 and 2018 respectively

Dr Adamu’s career spans experiences in clinical practice as a medical officer in the services of Kano State Health Services Management Board and the Federal Housing Authority Medical Center in Lagos from 1991 to 1992, and from 1992 to the year 2000 respectively

 He has authored and co-authored many publications including most recently Availability of sample collection kits and data tools in Health Facilities, in the investigations of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in Nigeria.

 Dr Adamu holds many awards for outstanding service to humanity including the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Rotary International Foundation.