He is the civil societies’ representative of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group and a co-convener of the PMNCH Steering Committee on accountability drive, a founding member of the GFF Civil Societies Coordinating Group. In the past he has facilitated the emergence of many national and subnational accountability mechanisms in Nigeria focusing on SRMNCAH. He writes a newspaper health column with a Nigerian Newspaper ‘Daily Trust’ for over 14 years and the publisher of an online newspaper ‘Health Reporters – www.healthreporters.info’.
During his undergraduate course, he was actively involved in student unionism and rose to become Vice President of Nigerian Medical Students Association (NIMSA) in 1997/8. Dr Garba has an MBBS from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, MSc in Public Health and a diploma from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a 2006/7 British Chevening Scholar.