Muhammad A. Saddiq, RN, BSc.
Phone: +2348178722452, +1(202)766-0334
Muhammad is the founder and CEO of Rural Health Mission Nigeria; an organization that focuses on eliminating barriers to quality healthcare access in hard-to-reach and underserved communities in Nigeria. His organization supports maternal and child health services in remote communities and develops advocacy platforms to influence policy that strengthens primary healthcare systems. He also serves as Deputy Chief of Infection Control at Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, where he focuses on surveillance and prevention of hospital-acquired infections to improve patient safety outcomes in the facility. He is a fellow of the Atlantic fellowship for Health Equity at George Washington University, USA. In 2019, Muhammad initiated and successfully launched the seminal Nigeria Health Leadership Conference which is now an annual event that provides advocates, policymakers, researchers, and clinicians the opportunity to share ideas on public policy challenges and opportunities in the Nigerian health system. He is a global fellow of the African Institute of Development Professionals and active alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), through which he earned a certificate in Civic Leadership from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He remains engaged in cross-collaborative projects at Drexel University with the College of Nursing and Health Professions Board of Global Healthcare Engagement. He earned his higher national diploma from Taraba State College of Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Community Health at Modibbo Adama University, Yola. In 2019 he received a Professional Certificate in Global Health Leadership and Project Management from Washington University, USA. His professional focus is to develop strategies to promote patient safety and strengthen public health policy to improve access to quality healthcare in low-resource settings.