Hajara Niima Kera
Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Hajara Niima Kera, MBBS, MWACP
Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
I was born on the 21st December 1977. I graduated from the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria in the year 2004 with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree. While in my second year of medical school some of my school mates and I came together to set up the Youth Society for Prevention of Infectious diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS), a civil society organization that focuses on social issues affecting health. I have been involved in outreaches to various communities and have hosted a number of talk shows concerning the health of women and children while I was the public relations officer of the Medical Women’s’ Association of Nigeria, Gombe state Chapter. I have been a facilitator for numerous trainings for health workers on maternal and child health issues.
I worked with Save the Children UK during which I was involved in a campaign to raise awareness on the state of undernutrition in Nigeria together with the British Prime Minister’s wife, Mrs. Samantha Cameron. I am a recipient of the 2012 REAL award for frontline health worker by the frontline health workers coalition, Save the Children and White Ribbon Alliance. Currently, as a senior registrar in the department of community medicine Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, in addition to our academic activities I am involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students. I also sit on the board of the White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood in Nigeria.
I am a mother, maternal and child health advocate and aspiring expert.
I am fluent in English and Hausa.