Danjuma Adda

Health | Nigeria

2020 New Voices Fellow


Danjuma is a Nigerian prince and accomplished public health expert on a mission to raise awareness about Viral Hepatitis and increase access to care. Danjuma is a Hepatitis B patient, advocate and a voice for poor populations. He was infected with Hep B while in clinical rotations and then lost his own mother to the disease several years later. Danjuma in 2021 to date, assumed the role of President, World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), UK, the first African to occupy that role in the 15 years history of the organization. The WHA is an international charity organization registered in Switzerland with an operational office in London, with over 340 member organizations in over 100 countries. His local charity in Nigeria also works in the area of viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, patient safety and antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in Nigeria. Danjuma is a Senior Fellow with Aspen Institute, US; Technical Advisor/Member of the World Health Organizations (WHO) Strategic and Advisory Group on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs (STAG-HHS); Member AMR Advisory Group of the AMR Patient Alliance; and member of several global networking groups and an accomplished Public Speaker. Member, Community Advisory Panel (CAP) of the Medicines Patent Pool MPP. Danjuma is a native of Taraba state, and married with five kids. He has a background in microbiology/Virology, and an MPH, with over 15 years-experience in public health and advocacy.