Danjuma Adda, Nigeria
Executive Director, CFID Taraba and Chagro-Care Trust
Danjumais a Nigerian prince and accomplished Public health expert on a mission to raise awareness about Hepatitis, patient safety mental health among vulnerable populations in Nigeria, and Africa burdened with high cost of health care and catastrophic poverty.
Danjuma is a former Executive Board Member, World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) for African Region from 2014-2016; He is the current National Coordinator of Civil Society Network on Viral Hepatitis in Nigeria. Danjuma is an Aspen New Voices 2020 Fellow, of the ASPEN Institute, US. A member of several global networking groups and an accomplished Public Speaker.
He is a native of Taraba state, and married with four kids. He works primarily in a government health facility in Taraba state, Nigeria, but uses his spare time to run his charity organization. He has a background in microbiology, and an MPH, with over 15 years-experience in public health and advocacy.
Danjuma is a Hepatitis B patient and advocate.
He was infected with Hep B while in clinical rotations and then lost his own mother to the disease several years later. Even though Hepatitis kills more people per year than HIV/AIDS, it receives just a fraction of the global health funding. Danjuma is a leading voice for Hepatitis patients in Nigeria and uses his platform to advocate for the most vulnerable populations across Africa. He wants to change the narrative about Hepatitis and raise awareness about the deadliness of the disease.