Abdulsalami Nasidi, MD, Ph.D, is a physician with more than 32 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, virology, and the development of vaccines and biological products. As Chair/Executive Officer of the Reach Care Foundation, Nigeria, Pr Nasidi is interested in moving forward women’s health, cervical cancer in particular.
Former Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, he also headed the Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory in Yaba, Nigeria for 7 years. As Nigeria's Chief Epidemiologist in 1991, he helped develop disease surveillance and notification system. With the outbreak of H1N1, he played an active role in establishing a Nigerian laboratory in Abuja capable of diagnosing the influenza viruses, which then became the WHO reference laboratory for the country.