Garba Abdu

Health | Nigeria

2016 New Voices Fellow


Garba Abdu has decades of experience working on public health in Nigeria. He is currently the director of Vaccines and Government Relations at Clinton Health Access Initiative Nigeria, leading the country to a future without Polio. In his role at CHAI, he is spearheading the broader vaccine drive, and the effort to establish a “polio legacy” for the Nigerian healthcare system. He was also lead in a Nigerian policy shift from oral polio vaccine to inactivated polio by 2016. He has succeeded in convincing the Nigerian government to introduce new vaccines with high potential impact including Penta vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine, and inactivated polio vaccine.