Umar Hamza Gado is a medical professional and has over five years of experience delivering clinical and high impact community outreach services in northern Nigeria.
He holds an MBBS degree from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and is currently a Clinical Psychiatrist in-training. At the intersection of policy reforms, politics and development, Hamza is passionate about building the future of Nigeria’s health system and by extension Nigeria’s economy. Hamza has held leadership roles – most recently he was the General Secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Sokoto state. He is passionate about community service and currently volunteers for an NGO- ASIDO Foundation, that cater for people with mental health challenge.
Hamza loves to travel, play football and meet new people. He is skilled at advocacy, stakeholder engagement and conflict resolution. He sees the future of the Nigerian health system as one that will be anchored by robust policies and strong governance – where everyone will be able to seek quality health services without financial difficulty.