Ramatu Abdulkadir

Ramatu, finds happiness in making medicines available at the health clinics. In the last 19 years since qualifying as a pharmacist in Nigeria, she has been fulfilling her passion for supporting people to access medicines whenever they are needed.

Since 2005, Ramatu had worked as a Senior Pharmacist, and then as the head of Pharmacy Department at the only Specialized Ear, Nose and Throat treatment Centre in West Africa– the National Ear Care Centre, Kaduna.

As head of department, Ramatu was responsible for ensuring ENT medicines were available on the hospital shelves for care and treatment of patients at any time they visit the Centre. She also invests actively in the development of new generation of passionate supply chain management practitioners by offering 4 hours per week lectures on Public Health Supply Chain management to undergraduates and postgraduates at Kaduna State University.

Ramatu obtained a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and an MSc. degree in Pharmacology from Usmanu Danfodio University in Sokoto. She is an accredited preceptor, supervisor and a fellow with the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacist in Public Health. She is a Member of Nigerian Health Research Ethics Committee. She has written and published scientific articles in several peer review research journals and is now conducting her PhD. research work in field of Logistic and Supply Chain Management at Liverpool John Moores University in United Kingdom, with focus on Integration of Public Health Supply Chains for better performance.

Ramatu is a Mother of Two, when she is not working to put life-saving medicines on Hospitals shelves as the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Health Supplies Management Agency, or researching and developing innovative local solutions for public health supply chains, you will find her at Al-Isfar Academy providing affordable high quality Nursery and Primary education to Children from the Sub-Urban Communities in Rigasa new extension, Kaduna.