Abubakar runs the medical side of Taimaka’s malnutrition program. He manages our team of nutrition care specialists, oversees hospital partners, and ensures that our patients receive the best possible standard of care. Umar has an MBBS from the University of Maiduguri with a focus on obstetrics and child nutrition and served as the Senior Medical Officer at the Gombe State Infectious Disease Hospital in Zambuk, where he pioneered a project to address severe acute malnutrition by using local crops to produce complementary food for malnourished children.
Like HIV/AIDS, acute childhood malnutrition is deadly but treatable with the right approach. A President’s Emergency Plan for Acute Childhood Malnutrition could catalyze the fight against malnutrition and direct resources to greater impact.