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Haroun Omeiza Isah

Health Specialist (Strengthening Health System)

Educations

Institute for Capacity Development, Pretoria, South Africa Certificate in Advanced Program Management: 2013
Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria/University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA Certificate in Statistical Methods in Epidemiology: 2012
West African College of Physicians, West African Postgraduate Medical College Fellow, West African College of Physicians (Community Health): 2007
National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria Part 1 (Public Health), National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria: 2003
University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Master of Public Health: 1997

Prof. (Dr.)Haroun Omeiza Isah

(MBBS (Ilorin), MPH (Lagos), FWACP, FIMC,       CMC, Cert. Stat. Epidemiol, Cert. APM)

Position: Health Specialist (Strengthening Health System)

Prof. Isa is a Professor of public health & Consultant Physician, Community Medicine & Deputy Provost, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Bingham University. He is an experienced Public Health Physician, Academician, Medical Educationist, Researcher, Administrator, Certified Management Consultant with over a decade experience implementing PEPFAR/CDC, WHO/CDC and CAFOD/EU funded public health programs, and providing national-level project and program management strategic leadership, forming and leveraging vital partnerships with donors, government agencies, and CSOs in the implementation of impactful programs, assessment of community needs, developing and implementing responsive solutions to public health issues.

Strategic leadership over comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment program and pioneered Nigeria’s first organized in-country PMTCT implementation in PHC funded by US CDC with outcome the basis for the country’s policy development and HIV decentralization and private sector engagement policy in HIV/AIDS intervention.
Coordinated a national capacity building of PHC personnel towards the implementation of Nigeria’s decentralization of HIV/AIDS services.
Coordinated the strengthening of Catholic-owned PHC system in NC and NW Nigeria under CAFOD-EU funding mechanism.

He is a researcher, Prof. (Dr.) Haroun, is the Head of Department, Community Medicine and Primary Health Care in Bingham University, New Karu, Acting HOD, Community Medicine and Primary Health Care of Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos; was Acting Head of Department (2004-2007)   and the Acting Director of University Health Services: (1993 – 1996) of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Was a Consultant to TSHIP Project(USAID Supported project)(2007-2009). Dr isa Haroun was the Consultant to FHI360/AHNi(2019) for 12states in a USAID Funded project, a  Principal Consultant and Investigator for Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative, AHNI(2017), with high competency in strategic design and implementation of HIV project. The Director (HIV Technical Coordination) for the Friends for Global Health Initiative in Nigeria, FGHIN and the FGHiN Science Liaison to CDC-Nigeria. He was also Director of Prevention and Community Services under the PEPFAR/CDC project (2014-2015). He was the Associate Director (Community Medicine) and Divisional/Program Head (Maternal, Newborn and Child Health / PMTCT) for the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (2009-2014), the PHC Program Accompanier (North-Western and North-Central Nigeria) for  the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development-European Commission (CAFOD-EC) (2007-2009). He was also the Medical Advisor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), Sokoto State Branch. Finally, He is a member of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Nigerian Medical Association; Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria; Epidemiologic Management & Consulting – Epidemiology and Public Health Consultants; Health Service Research; Global Public Health; American Public Health Association, Quality Based Health Funding and, The Institute of Management Consultants

My other professional skills are in Health Systems Manpower Development and Management, Health Survey and Impact Assessment, Disease Outbreak Management and Surveillance, Statistical Analysis and IT Application to Health Information Management.

Membership of Professional Bodies

 Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
 Nigerian Medical Association
 Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria
 Africa Health Platform
 Epidemiologic Management & Consulting – Epidemiology and Public Health Consultants
 Health Service Research
 Global Public Health
 American Public Health Association
 Quality Based Health Funding
 Community of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
 ResearchGate Network
 Resource Person for MDInfo
 Linkedin Professional Network:www.linkedin.com/in/omeizaisah1961
 Academia-edu: https://independent.academia.edu/HarounIsah
 Institute of Management Consultants
 Epidemiological Society of Nigeria
 International Epidemiological Association

Social Service

National Chairman, National Association of Ebira Students University of Ilorin Alumni, 2016 – to Date
Vice President, UDUTH Branch of Association of Resident Doctors, 2006/2007
Interim Secretary: 2001 – 2002
Nigeria Network of NGOs for Population and Reproductive Health, Northwest Zone
Administration of interim secretariat, maintaining effective communication linkage with member
organization and documentation of proceedings – meeting and correspondence, and ensuring satisfactory
dissemination of information
Special Adviser, AIDS Control Club of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.
Professional and programmatic technical guide.

Books
1. Bible on Health: A Physician’s View, (1 st Ed) 2001
2. Globalization, Global Health and Public Health Practice, 2020

Scientific Publications
1. Isah HO, Isezuo SA, Ibrahim MTO, Aliyu MF. Patients’ Knowledge about Cardiovascular
Complications in Diabetes Mellitus – Annual General and Scientific Conference of The Nigerian
Hypertension Society, 2 nd – 4 th July 2006
2. Ibrahim MTO, Ahmed Y, Oyetunji JA, Isah HO. Burden of Pregnancy Complicated by High Blood
Pressure in a Teaching Hospital in North-Western Nigeria: A Preliminary Report – Annual General and
Scientific Conference of The Nigerian Hypertension Society, 2 nd – 4 th July 2006
3. HO Isah, P. Dakum, G. Mendy, Z. Kpamor, C. Akolo, M. Aina, D. Onotu, O. Nwanyanwu. Improving
PMTCT uptake in North-Central Nigeria through a model community participation approach:
preliminary findings. Abstract No. A-452-0187-07811. AIDS 2012, Washington DC, USA
4. Ekene Ogum, Christopher A Isah, Haroun O Isah, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Joshua N Okundaye,
HadizaGaladanci, Manhattan Charurat, Nadia Sam-Agudu. The MoMent Study: client and community level
barriers to PMTCT access and uptake in rural north-central Nigeria. Abstract P-32. Review in Antiviral
Therapy and Infectious Diseases 2014-3: 44 – 45. Journal of Abstract and Conference Reports from
International Workshop on Infectious Diseases and Antiviral Therapy. Abstract Book, 8 th International
Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-poor Settings, INTEREST,
5 – 9 May, 2014, Lusaka, Zambia
5. N. Sam-Agudu, L. Cornelius, J. Okundaye, O. Adeyemi, E. Ogum, H. Isah, F. Lufadeju, E. Adejuyigbe,
M. Charurat. The MoMent Study: acceptability of mentor mothers as a PMTCT intervention in rural
north-central Nigeria. Abstract p-35. Review in Antiviral Therapy and Infectious Diseases 2014-3: 44 – 45.
Journal of Abstract and Conference Reports from International Workshop on Infectious Diseases and
Antiviral Therapy. Abstract Book, 8 th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and
Prevention Research in Resource-poor Settings, INTEREST, 5 – 9 May, 2014, Lusaka, Zambia
6. N. Sam-Agudu, O. Adeyemi, F. Lufadeju, E. Adejuyigbe, C. Isah, E. Ogum, H. Swomen, F. Yunusa, G.
Adamu, J. Ajav-Nyior, H. Galadanci, H. Isah, I. Jolaoso, M. Charurat. Engaging mentor mothers in
PMTCT intervention program in rural North-Central Nigeria. Annals of Global Health. January –
February, 2015. Vol 81, Issue 1: 169-170.
7. HO Isah, MO Oche, KO Ibrahim, S. Gande-Isah. Anthropometric Profiles of Homozygous Sickle Cell
Children in North-Western Nigeria: Findings from UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital,
Sokoto, Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal Vol. 11 No. 2 April – June, 2008 (45 – 48).5

8. Isah HO, Jaja MA. A Comparative Analysis of Anthropometric Indices of Urban and Rural School
Children: Implication for the Rural Child. Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care 20(2)
December 2008: 62-67.
9. Isah HO. Prescription Pattern among Primary Care Providers in Catholic-Church-Owned Primary
Health Care Facilities in Northern Ecclesiastical Provinces of Abuja, Jos and Kaduna, Nigeria:
Preliminary Findings Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences 5 (2) 2008 564 – 571
10. Isah HO, Sabitu K, Ibrahim MTO. Profile of Institutional Infrastructure for Implementing Universal
Precautions in PHC Facilities in Sokoto State, Nigeria: Implication for Occupational Safety. Afr J. Cln.
Exper. Microbiol. 10 (3): 164 – 174
11. Isah HO, Oche MO. Accidental Exposure to Body Fluids among Rural Health Workers in North-
Western Nigeria State of Sokoto. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences. Vol. 7 No. 3 (2010)
12. Isah HO, Sabitu K, Ibrahim MTO. A Study of the Practice of Universal Precautions by Primary Health
Care Workers in Sokoto State, Nigeria. Journal of Community Health and PHC Vol.22 No.1/2
June/December 2010: 68 – 75
13. MO Oche, AS Umar, MO Adejoh, HO Isah, BA Ekele. Determinants of Utilization of Maternity
Services in Gidan Igwe, Sokoto, Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal, Vol. 13 No. 3, July – September, 2010:
128 – 134
14. Isah HO, Uko B. Health Status and Pregnancy Experience of Pregnant Women in Rural Country of
Gamashina of Kano State– Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences vol.8 No. 1 (2011)
15. Isah HO, Olorunsaiye C, Ebisike MC. Improving Rational Drug Prescription Practice: outcome of a
Training Intervention Program on Rational Drug Prescription among Care Providers in Catholic Church
PHC Facilities in Northern Nigeria– Sahel Medical Journal Vol. 14 No. 2, April – June, 2011: 85 – 93
16. HO Isah and P. Dakum. Institutional Profile of PHC Facilities in Nigeria and its Implication for
PMTCT Scale-up and Decentralization of HIV and AIDS Services: Nasarawa State as a Case Study. J
Pharm and Allied Scie 11 (1) (2014): 1979 – 1985
17. Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Joshua N Okundaye, Olusegun A Adeyemi, Haroun O
Isah, Owens M Wilwa, EbunAdejuyigbe, HadizaGaladanci, Abayomi J Afe, IbidunJolaoso, Ememxix.
Bassey, Manhattan Charurat: The Impact of Mentor Mother Programs on PMTCT Service Uptake and
Retention-in-Care at PHC Facilities in Nigeria: A Prospective Cohort Study (MoMent Nigeria). J Acquir
Immune DeficSyndr. Vol 67, Supplement 2, Nov 1, 2014: S132 – S138.
18. Abayomi Joseph Afe, Isah Haroun, Kemi Edet-Utan, Timothy Akinmurele. Effect of Test-and-Treat
Strategy on Antiretroviral Drugs Uptake in a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission in Southwest
Nigeria. Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2015: 476 – 479.6

19. E. Okpokoro, H. Swomen, F. Yunusa, N. Sam-Agudu, H. Isah, P. Dakum. ANC-PMTCT Integration at
Primary Healthcare Centers Improves Exposed Infant Service Quality in a High-Burden Nigerian State.
Abstract No. A-729-0324-02276, IAS 2015. http://www.ias2015-abstract.org/absmgm/printpreview.php?

20. HO Isah, P Dakum. Enhancing Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV
Implementation through Community Engagement: Evidence from North Central Nigeria. Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences 12 (1) (2015) 2238 – 2247
21. Haroun O Isah, Elizabeth O Isah, AjibolaMeraiyebu: Lung Function in HIV and non-Infected
Children: FEV1 as a Comparative Tool. The Medical Herald, Journal of Bingham University Medical
Students’ Association vol.5, 2017: 28 – 36

22. Haroun O Isah, Dooshima Y Nenchi, Samuel U Obia, Ojoma G Ameh, Alisa S Bassi. An Assessment of
School Health Services in Primary and Secondary Schools in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna
State, Nigeria. The Medical Herald, Journal of Bingham University Medical Students’ Association vol.5,
2017: 37 – 45

23. HO Isah, P. Dakum. Comparison of performance of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
(PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS Cascade between public and private health facilities in a community PMTCT
implementation in north-central Nigeria. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences 13 (2) 2016: 2373
– 2381
24. HO Isah, AP Bassi, G Chima. Substances in Use and Abused by the Adolescent Population of Senior
Secondary Schools in Jos South LGA, Plateau State, Nigeria Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied
Sciences 14 (3) 2017: 2570 – 2577
25. HO Isah, AP Bassi, G Chima. Cord care among mothers of Lewllem Community of Jos South LGA,
Plateau State, Nigeria. Afr J Pharm Res and Dev. Vol.10 No.1; 015-021 (2018)
26. HO Isah, O Musa, VA Evbuomwan, BE Attah, IA Ogu, AE David. Pregnancy Experience and
Outcome: A Comparison between HIV Positive and HIV Negative Pregnant Women. Afr J Pharm Res and
Dev. Vol.10 No.1; 037-042 (2018)
27. Ngozi Okoro , George Chima , Haroun Omeiza Isah. Beans and Acha Diabetic Diet and their Effect on
Diabetic Control amongst T2DM Patients in a Tertiary Centre, Jos North Central Nigeria. Nigerian Journal
of Family Practice. Vol 10 No 1, 2019: 1-10

28. Okafor K.C, Isa H. O, Bimba J S, Thliza S, Ibinola L, Nkwocha J. Assessment Of Awareness And
Knowledge Of Pentavalent Vaccine Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care In A Tertiary
Hospital In Jos North Local Government, Plateau State, Nigeria. British Journal of Medical & Health
Sciences (BJMHS) Vol. 1 Issue 1, July – 2019: 10-17

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29. K.C. Okafor, H. O. Isah, J. S. Bimba, S. Thilza, and Z. G. Parah. Attitude and Use of Pentavalent
Vaccine among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in Plateau State Specialist Hospital, Jos,
Nigeria. EJMED, European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2019: 1 – 7
30. HO Isah, S Thliza, T Achema. Characteristics of a community as determinants of its people’s health
experiential sharing of outcomes of a community diagnosis in Kaura LGA of Kaduna. Accepted on 20 th
February 2019 as manuscript [ref BJM/2019/104] for publication by Bingham Journal of Medicine
31. Isah HO, Akumka SS, Yahaya RM, Ilevbare MO, Agada SO. Post-partum contraceptive utilization
among mothers attending post-natal care in Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State,
Nigeria. Afr. J Pharm Res Dev; Volume 11(1) 2019: 058-065.
32. HO Isah, T. Achema, CZ Olorunsaiye . Maternal Health Profile in a Rural Community of North-
Western Nigeria: Descriptive Outcome of a Community Diagnosis. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied
Sciences 16 (5) (2019) 3177 – 3187
33. Isah HO, Adewoye AA., Akosu RH, Bawa G, Yerima ID. Experience of Sharps Injuries among Health
Care Workers in a Tertiary Health Facility in North-Central Nigeria. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied
Sciences 16 (5) (2019) 3155 – 3166
34. HO Isah, G. Chima, CZ Olorunsaiye. Contraceptive utilization profile and influencing factors among
women accessing health care services in a tertiary health facility in Jos, North Cental Nigeria. Nig J Fam
Pract. Vol. 10 No. 3 (2019): 34 – 41
35. Bassi AP, Ramyil MSC, Isah H, Auta K, Ayodele MJ, Bulus FK, Dalyop FK, Egbe OS, Habila L.
Awareness and Practices of Women of Reproductive Age regarding the Use of Chlorhexidine for Newborn
Cord Care in a Selected Community in Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria. J
Epidemiological Society of Nigeria Vol. 3No. 1 June, 2020: 53-61
36. Sunday Asuke, Haroun Omeiza Isah, Adenike Oluwayemisi Jimoh, Timothy Achema. Predictors of
tuberculosis knowledge among mothers of under-fives, seen at Bingham University Teaching Hospital,
Jos Nigeria. J Infect Dev Ctries 2022; 16(4):691-697. doi:10.3855/jidc.13845

Paper/Literary Presentations at Workshops and Conferences

i. Current Concept in Management on Malaria. Seminar Paper at the Department of Health Services
Clinical Meeting, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, 26 th February 1997.
ii. Consequences of HIV/AIDS among Nigerian Undergraduates. Seminar Paper at the Annual General
Meeting of AIDS Control Club of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, , 24 th May, 1997.
iii. Health Consequences of Drug Abuse. Paper Presented at the Rotaract Club of Usmanu Danfodiyo
University, Sokoto, 13 th September 1997.

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iv. Practical Application of Female Menstrual Cycle in Fertility Regulation-The Use of Fertility
Regulation Calendar. Paper Presented at a Workshop for Volunteers in Sokoto State organized by the
Sokoto State Branch of Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 25 th November, 1997.
v. Management of Primary Health Care – A Case Study of Sokoto State. Paper Presented at a Workshop
organized by Sokoto State Local Government Service Commission in collaboration With Sokoto State
Ministry of Health, 31 st March – 2 nd April 1998.
vi. Current Reproductive Health Status. Paper Presented at the Sokoto State PPFN Sensitization Seminar
for Media Practitioners in Sokoto State, 26 th September 1998.
vii. Sexual and Reproductive Health. Paper Presented at the Sokoto State PPFN Sensitization Seminar for
Media Practitioners in Sokoto State, 26 th September 1998.
viii. Update on AIDS. Seminar Paper at the Annual General Meeting of AIDS Control Club of Usmanu
Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, 10 th October 1998.
ix. Management and Control of HIV Infections and AIDS. Guest Lecture at the Sokoto State Police
Command, Sokoto, 26 th October 1998.
x. Emergency Medical Care Services and Ambulance Services. Centre For Research and Management
Services, Jos, 10 th – 11 th November, 1999.
xi. Globalization – Issues and Implications or Public Health. A Postgraduate Seminar Paper at the
Department of Community Medicine Postgraduate Seminar, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching
Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria, on the 9 th May 2006.
xii. Primary Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies: Roles and Implementation. A Postgraduate
Seminar Paper at the Department of Community Medicine Postgraduate Seminar, Usmanu Danfodiyo
University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria, on the26th June 2006.
xiii. Patients’ Knowledge about Cardiovascular Complications in DM. A Paper Presented at The Nigerian
Hypertension Society 13 th Annual General and Scientific Conference held in Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria,
2 nd – 4 th July 2006
xiv. Intrapartum High Blood Pressure in a Teaching Hospital in North-Western Nigeria: a preliminary
report. A Paper Presented at The Nigerian Hypertension Society 13 th Annual General and Scientific
Conference held in Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria, 2 nd – 4 th July 2006.
xv. Addressing Challenges of Implementing PMTCT Services in Resource-constraint Environment:
Strategies and Prospects for Successful Outcome. Paper presented at a One Day Benue State AIDS Control
Agency with Implementing Partners and PMTCT Site Co-ordinators, 20 th October 2009.
xvi. Association between Antenatal Care and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nigeria. Presented at the 2011
Conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington DC, USA

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xvii. Improving PMTCT Uptake in North-Central Nigeria through a model community participation
approach: preliminary findings. Presented at the AIDS 2012 Conference, Washington DC, USA
xviii. What strategies are feasible at the grass-root to improve PMTCT? Lessons from the ACTION in
Community program. Presented at the 7 th International AIDS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment
and Prevention (ISA 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 th June – 3 rd July 2013
xix. Determinants of PMTCT service uptake in Northern Nigeria: The family unit as a focal point.
Presented at the 17 th ICASA Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 7 th – 13 th December 2013
xx. Taking HIV Control to the Communities: Strategies, Benefits and Challenges: Presented at the FCT
Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria 1 st Continuous Medical Education Program, Abuja, 19 th
June 2013.
xxi. Scaling up of early infant diagnosis in Nigeria: Challenges and Solutions. Presented at the Global
Fund Program Orientation organized by IHVN 23 rd – 28 th February, 2014 in Abuja
xxii. Towards a better understanding of Sexual and Reproductive Health/HIV service integration in
Nigeria. Presented at the Global Fund Program Orientation organized by IHVN 23 rd – 28 th February, 2014 in
Abuja
xxiii. Effective supportive supervision and mentoring of health facilities for improved service delivery.
Presented at the retreat for IHVN’s Clinical Associates, Regional and State Managers on 8 th – 9 th April, 2014,
Abuja.
xxiv. The MoMent Study: client and community level barriers to PMTCT access and uptake in rural
north-central Nigeria. Presented at the 8 th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and
Prevention Research in Resource-poor Setting held in Lusaka, Zambia, 5 th – 9 th May 2014.
xxv. The MoMent Study: acceptability of mentor mothers as a PMTCT intervention in rural north-
central Nigeria. Presented at the 8 th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention
Research in Resource-poor ing held in Lusaka, Zambia, 5 th – 9 th May 2014.
xxvi. ANC-PMTCT Integration at Primary Healthcare Centers Improves Exposed Infant Service
Quality in a High-Burden Nigerian State. Presented at the 8 th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis,
Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), Vancouver, Canada, 19 th – 22 nd July 2015
xxvii. Globalization: Shaping Global Health, Defining Public Health Agenda and Practice. Being
Lecture Series No. 4 of College of Medicine and Health Sciences Bingham University delivered on 24 th April
2019 at BHUTH Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
xxviii. Qualitative Research & Methods, Review of FGD and KII, Research Ethics and Data
Collection. USAID-funded AHNi Training of Field Coordinators and Field Data Collectors for Nigeria
Youth Assessment, Bauchi, Nigeria, 9-10 September, 2019