Pharm Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa
Executive Chairman
Bauchi State Primary Health Care Dev Agency 

Date & Place of Birth:                         11th April, 1969, Nigeria

Sex:                                                         Male

Nationality:                                           Nigerian

State:                                                     Bauchi

Mobile:                                                  +234(0)8033119156




Public Health Economist

More than twenty years’ experience in Public Health Administration with Organizations like Ministry for Foreign Affairs, FCTA and Bauchi State Government has enhanced my communication and team working skills. Masters in Pharmacy, Masters in Health Economics, leadership courses at Harvard, working with International NGOs and having pioneered the establishment of institutions as Drug Management Agency, Bauchi have improved my leadership and negotiation skills. As a Public Health Economist, programs and projects can be assessed based on their cost-effectiveness and overall benefit to the Health Care System.


Masters in Health Economics, Bayero University, Kano, May, 2017

  • Advanced Health Economics

  • Managerial Health Economics

  • Legal issues related to health

  • Applied Health Economics

  • Public Health Policy

  • Health Insurance

  • Pharmacoeconomics

  • Epidemiology and Clinical Trials

  • Health Care Financing

Performance Based Financing (PBF), Mombasa, Kenya, July, 2016

  • Innovative management of Health Care system

  • Economics models of Health Care Management

  • Decentralization of Authority in Health Care System

Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, March, 2015

  • Drive change and manage people more effectively

  • Proactively respond to the rapidly changing Health Care environment.

  • Short and long-term strategies to ensure organizations competitive edge and sustainable growth.

  • Management systems specific to Heath Care and skills in leadership and management development.

Supply Chain Capacity Development Training, Dubai, UAE, February, 2014

  • Supply Chain systems strengthening

  • Tools and techniques for embarking on supply chain capacity development and reforms

  • Detect early warning signs of systems failure and stock out.

Community Health Financing Master Class and Health Care Study of Rwanda, Kigali, April, 2012

  • Strengthening legal and regulatory framework for mutual Health Insurance

  • Improvement of Health Insurance funding mechanisms.

  • Establishment of a technical unit for day-to-day management and monitoring of Health Insurance Scheme.

  • Strengthening of State wide and zonal capacities in the areas of mutual benefit systems

Designing Legislative, Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Successful Public-Private Partnerships, Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Washington, DC, USA, March, 2010

  • Establishment of sustainable PPPs

  • Improve ability of States to manage critical institutions at minimal cost

  • Identification and capacity building of important stakeholders for successful PPPs

  • Negotiation of contractual agreements.  

MSc Medicinal Chemistry, ABU Zaria, 2006

  • Analysis of natural and synthetic products

  • Identification of fake products

  • Synthesis of new products

  • Research methods and presentation

Thesis: Comparison of the Effects of Cimetidine and Tramadol on the Disposition of Paracetamol in Healthy Human Vounteers

B. Pharmacy, ABU Zaria, 1990

Courses offered

  • Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biostatistics and Management, Biochemistry, Physiology

Final year project: Phytochemical analysis of leaves of G. Senegalensis

Courses and Conferences

  • Workshop on Innovation for Maternal and Child Health in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, April, 2015

  • Appreciation Course on Environmental Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement, NESREA, Abuja, October, 2010.

  • Workshop on understanding the Operations of NHIS programmes and role Health Care Providers in service delivery, Bauchi, June, 2010

  • Retreat on Leadership & Human Resource Management in Health in Technological Era, Yankari Game Reserve, June, 2009

  • International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, Abuja, December, 2005

  • Global Fund National ARV Training for Health Personnel in Nigeria, Lagos, March, 2005


Work Experience:

Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, 2014-Date

  • Maternal and Child Health services

  • Strengthening Routine Immunisation

  • Nutritional services

  • Vaccine availability and security

  • Neglected Tropical diseases

  • Framework and work plan for the establishment and management of a Basket Fund for Routine Immunisation in collaboration with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dangote Foundation and USAID.

Managing Director, Drugs and Medical consumables Management Agency, Bauchi, 2012-2014

  • Established Drugs and Medical consumables warehouse for the State

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Drug Revolving Fund at Hospital level

  • Drug and Medical consumables security

Senior Special Assistant to Bauchi State Governor on Health Insurance, 2007-2011

  • Framework and work plan for State Health Insurance

  • Formal sector Health Insurance

  • Community Health Insurance

  • MDG-NHIS Programme for Maternal and Child Health

  • Management of unutilized capitation at Health Facilities

  • Selection of Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

  • Monitor quality of care in collaboration with HMO

Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1995- 2012 (Concurrently)

Appointed Pharmacist I in 1995, rose through the ranks and retired as Assistant Director in 2012.

  • Counseling on drug usage

  • Desk Officer for Health Insurance

  • Security and security consciousness

  • Measures against drug abuse in communities

  • Measures against importation of fake and sub-standard medicaments

Federal Capital Development Authority, 1993-1995

  • Hospital Pharmacy

  • Counseling Patients on drug usage

  •  Counseling other health professionals on drugs

  • Ensure adequate stock of relevant drugs

NYSC, Government House Clinic, Ilorin, Kwara State,  1991-1992


  1. Chairman, Committee for the Disposal of drugs which are fast approaching their expiry date at Specialist Hospital, Bauchi and the Central Medical Store, 4th August, 2009.

  2. Member, State Planning Team, Bauchi State Strategic Health Development Plan, 24th August, 2009.

  3. Member, National Committee for the review of the accreditation of Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) and Health Care Facilities under NHIS, 25th March, 2011.

  4. Member, Committee to sensitize civil servants on implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Bauchi State, 18th July, 2012.

  5. Member, Committee on implementation of Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) in Bauchi State.

  6. Member, 2015 MDGs-CGS State Implementation Committee, Bauchi State.

Internship training, Specialist Hospital, Bauchi,  1990-1991

Membership of Professional Bodies

Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research

Hobbies:  Reading, Tennis


  1. Malam Aminu Gwani,

Bureau for Public Enterprises,

Maitama, Abuja

  1. Prof, Magaji Garba

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

ABU, Zaria.

  1. Dr Samaila K. Dahuwa

Providian Diagnostic Center,

Lamido Crescent, Kano.