Hannatu Janada DimasNigeria

Hannatu Janada Dimas


Dr. Hannatu Janada Dimas is a physician, public health specialist, field epidemiologist and the pioneer head of the public health department of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). She is currently a Medical Officer/Epidemiologist – Chief Superintendent of Corps in the Crisis Management Directorate of the Corps. Her position has not deterred her from volunteering to participate in humanitarian activities whenever and wherever she gets a chance to do so.

Dr. Dimas has a Medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Maiduguri. She also has a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control, after passing through a two-year in-service field-based training Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP).

Dr. Dimas is a researcher with focus on communicable diseases, she has special interests in the Malaria research, immunization, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and risk communication. As a law enforcement officer, she has a bias for gender-based issues as well as substance misuse.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Science, the Chartered Institute of Risk Management of Nigeria and a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (Nigeria Chapter). She has participated in and facilitated numerous national public health missions, including immunization campaigns, outbreak investigations, and other epidemiological researches amongst others over the past seven years. She has served on various national committees with respect to Disaster Management and Emergency response. Dr. Dimas is a skilled facilitator and a mentor to several grassroots public health officials and epidemiology trainees nationwide. She has facilitated/led basic epidemiology trainings for grassroots disease surveillance officers and other public health officials in Nigeria.

She has presented papers at various national and international scientific conferences.

She is married and has 4 lovely children.

She likes to play badminton, travel and spend time with children.


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