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Sani Aliyu

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Sani Aliyu
Born Sani Aliyu
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater

Dr. Sani Aliyu is a Nigerian medical doctor and the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).[1]

Education[edit | edit source]

Aliyu qualified as a medical doctor with a MBBS degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1993.[1] He then proceeded to Queen Mary University of London where he bagged a Masters degree in Medical Microbiology in 2003 - awarded the Draper Company Prize for being the best graduating student. He also holds a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London.

Career[edit | edit source]

Aliyu qualified as a specialist in Microbiology and Infectious diseases at Addenbrooke's from 2001 – 2007.[2] He then worked as a consultant microbiologist in Birmingham.[2] His research is mainly concerned with molecular diagnostics, antibiotic stewardship and healthcare associated infections.

He was appointed by Muhammadu Buhari as the Director-General of NACA in July 2016.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dr Sani Aliyu's Biography". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dr Sani Aliyu". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  3. "Buhari appoints new heads of health agencies". Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 


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