Dr Muhammad Saddiq, MB.BS, MPH, PhDProfile photo of Muhammad Saddiq

Course Director MSc International Health Management and Leadership and Senior University Teacher in Health Systems and Management

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Office:  Room 2037, 2nd Floor

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0809
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 0749

email:  m.i.saddiq@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0001-7645-8569


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.  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 deployment of new and effective technologies in addressing high burden, high impact conditions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Teaching Interests

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

Current Projects

  • 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.

Key Publications

Saddiq M I.  (2014) Conceptualising People-centred Health Systems: The experience of 'real' health systems in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Cape Town South Africa, September - October 2014.  (Poster)

Saddiq M I.  (2014) Conceptualising Health Systems:  The experience of 'real' health systems in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria at the 11th International Conference on Urban Health, Manchester, United Kingdom, 4th March - 7th March 2014.  (Oral)

Saddiq M I.  (2013) 'Important considerations in conceptualising real health systems from the perspective of people living in an urban informal settlement in northern Nigeria' at The Global Politics of National Health Systems Conference, Tuesday 17th September 2013, at ICOSS (Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences), University of Sheffield, UK. (Oral)

Saddiq M I.  (2011) Building new theories and understandings of how health systems operate for the poor: a case study of Rigasa, Northern Nigeria, Power and Empowerment Conference, June 2011, ICOSS, University of Sheffield.  (Oral)  

Sada Danmusa, Murtala Mai, Muhammad Saddiq, Fatima Mamman-Daura, Salisu Ishaku (2011): Health Leadership Development for the Northern Women - What are the Ways Forward; International Leadership Journal; May 2011.

Saddiq M I, Graciella S.  Mid-term Evaluation Report of Improving Reproductive Health in Nigeria (IRHIN) 2008.  Commissioned by Pathfinder International Headquarters, 9 Galen Street, Boston, USA.

Saddiq M I.  (2007)  Geographical Variation of Premature Mortality in English Local Authorities after Adjusting for Deprivation:  A GIS Approach Project submitted to University of Sheffield as part of the requirement for award of MPH degree.

Saddiq M I, (2005) Malaria Contol Plan for Highland and Sahel Strata of Nigeria at International Course on Malaria and Planning its Control, WHO/FMOH Ethiopia (Oral).