Dr Muhammad Saddiq
MB.BS, MPH, PhD
School of Health and Related Research
Course Director MSc International Health Management and Leadership
Senior University Teacher in Health Systems and Management
+44 114 222 0809
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School of Health and Related Research
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I joined ScHARR in March 2013 as a University Teacher in Health Systems and Management.
I graduated with MB, BS in 2002 from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Nigeria and worked for just over 2 years as a clinician in four different hospitals in Nigeria before starting my career in public health in 2004. I have completed the WHO international course on malaria control at Adama in Ethiopia and MPH with distinction from ScHARR here at University of Sheffield in 2007.
I have worked in different roles and organisations including the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, Pathfinder International and World Health Organisation.
- Research interests
My research interests are in the areas health policy and systems where I draw on my doctoral research and extensive experience working in this area in Nigeria and West Africa providing technical assistance to government officials at all levels in implementing strategies to strengthen health systems and deliver disease prevention and control programs.
- THET/Health Partnership Scheme - Knowledge Exchange & Sustainability Grants - Nigeria Patient Safety Conference 2017. October 2016.
- THET/Health Partnership Scheme - Volunteer bursary. February 2016.
- THET/Health Partnership Scheme - Strengthening systems necessary for improving patients' safety and quality of health care in tertiary hospitals in northern Nigeria. August 2016.
This person does not have any publications available.
- Living Pharmaceutical Lives. Routledge.
- Reducing the unknowns: a systematic review & meta-analysis of the effectiveness of trans-oral surgical techniques in identifying head and neck primary cancer in carcinoma unknown primary. Oral Oncology, 126.
- Antibiotic prescribing habits among primary healthcare workers in Northern Nigeria: a concern for patient safety in the era of global antimicrobial resistance. PAMJ - One Health, 5.
- Quality of Life after Oncoplastic Breast-Conserving Surgery: A systematic review. British Journal of Surgery. View this article in WRRO
- Negotiating access to the Nigerian healthcare system: the experiences of HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Culture, Health & Sexuality. View this article in WRRO
- Health Policy in Nepal: An Assessment of Clinical Guidelines in Relation to the Burden of Disease. Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 3(1), 24-35. View this article in WRRO
- Health Leadership Development for the Northern Women - What are the Ways Forward. International Leadership Journal.
Conference proceedings papers
- Exploring facilitators and barriers associated with adhering to ART among HIV positive men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Nigeria: a qualitative study. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Vol. 14(8) (pp e31-e32). Leuven, Belgium, 23 July 2018 - 26 July 2018.
- Domestic politics in global health: Nigerian public sector strikes and inter-professional tensions in the time of Ebola. 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations
- Conceptualising People-centred Health Systems: The experience of 'real' health systems in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria. Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
- Conceptualising Health Systems: The experience of 'real' health systems in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria. 11th International Conference on Urban Health, Manchester, United Kingdom
- Important considerations in conceptualising real health systems from the perspective of people living in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria. The Global Politics of National Health Systems Conference
- Research group
- Abisola Balogun - HIV Poisitive Nigerian Men who have sex with Men: Access, Utilisation and Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment.Arrow
- Sanusi Abubakar - Can participatory health literacy interventions improve maternal health in Northern Nigeria?
- Chishimba Mulambia - Health policy and politics of health management; Health reforms and decentralization in Zambia.
- Teaching activities
I am the Course Director for the MSc International Health Management and Leadership (MSc IHML). I teach on various modules within ScHARR's suite of MPH courses both the face-to-face and the distance learning programme as well as on the MSc IHML.
These include HAR697/6049 Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems and HAR682/699 Leading and Managing Healthcare Systems.
I am also a visiting Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh where I teach Health systems and services on their MPH course.
- Professional activities
I have worked with national, regional and local governments in design, implementation and evaluation of malaria control and health systems strengthening programs. I have been involved in complex negotiations with different private sector suppliers of health commodities, addressing cost barriers to access for consumers as well as addressing prescriber behaviour in Nigeria, Ghana and Mali.
I have also worked with an international NGO in the deployment of new and effective technologies in addressing high burden, high impact conditions in sub-Saharan Africa.