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Ibrahim Banaru Abubakar

Nigerian Medical Association, Gombe State Branch

Ibrahim Banaru Abubakar

Ibrahim Banaru Abubakar, MBBS, MHE
Assistant Secretary, Nigerian Medical Association Gombe State Branch
Société coopérative médicale de Beaulieu scholarship

Ibrahim is a clinician and aspiring family medicine specialist who is passionate about universal health coverage and healthcare beyond the traditional four walls of a clinic.

Ibrahim is a recipient of the prestigious African Union Commission scholarship; studying Master of Health Science in Reproductive Health at Pan African University Life and Earth Sciences Institute-University of Ibadan with thematic interests in Maternal/Child Health, Health Policy and Health Promotion. He hopes that one day in tropical Africa, women will be able to cash their deserving cheque of human right to go safely through the risky journey of pregnancy and childbirth.

Prior to his master’s program, Ibrahim served as medical officer in-charge of a comprehensive healthcare centre owned by the Ministry of Health Gombe state Nigeria, which serves a large rural community. With passion for social change, Ibrahim takes up social and developmental causes through community organization and civic engagements; he serves as Assistant Secretary of Nigerian Medical Association, Gombe state branch. He is an associate fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative; a platform for credible, accomplished and uniquely patriotic Nigerians to develop and express values-based leadership skills with the aim of assuming a transformative role in the continuous development of Nigeria.

Ibrahim obtained his first degree in medicine and surgery from University of Maiduguri in 2013. Having identified a strong link between rational management of limited resources and achieving universal health coverage, he went further to study Master in Health Economics at Bayero University Kano in 2016.

Ibrahim's core career goals focuses on advancing his capacity in family medicine practice as the rising hope of patient-centered care and utilizing research modeled towards improving health systems in low resource settings to achieve universal health coverage.