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AHBN Coordinator Profile


Aminu Magashi Garba
Dr Aminu Magashi Garba is the founder and coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (, a regional group that uses budget advocacy to influence adequate health spending and improved transparency and accountability. He is a member of the Global Action Plan (GAP) Civil Society Advocacy Group and the immediate past civil society representative to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors Group (2017/18) Currently a member of the steering committee of the Global Civil Society Coordinating Group for the GFF. He is an alternate board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Global Co-convener the Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health (COPASAH) and in 2018 served on the WHO Civil Society Advisory Group for its Health Financing Campaign.

In Nigeria, he is a founding member of the National Advocates for Health, a policy and advocacy think-tank engaging in high level advocacy on health care financing reforms. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Advocacy Accelerator, a Kenyan Based regional advocacy initiative. In his voluntary capacity he is a newspaper weekly health columnist with a Nigerian Newspaper ‘Daily Trust’ for over 16 years and the publisher of an online newspaper ‘Health Reporters –’ that reports on Africa’s Health.

He holds an MBBS degree from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and MSc in Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006/7 and a British Chevening Scholar. During his undergraduate studies he was the Vice President of Nigerian Medical Students Association in 1997/98.