Mr. Aminu Yakubu

2009 Trainee

Mr. Aminu Yakubu joins the John Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program from the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, where he works as the administrative officer to the National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC). Mr. Yakubu has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Birmingham, UK.

In his role as the administrative officer to the NHREC, Mr. Yakubu is responsible for registration of health research ethics committees (HRECs), reviewing protocols for nationally-representative studies, and providing guidance to researchers on the application of the National Code for Health Research Ethics, among a number of other major responsibilities. Mr. Yakubu hopes that by undergoing a formal bioethics training program, he will add both value and quality to his work for Nigeria’s apex body for human research participant protection – NHREC.

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