AH Young Scholar of the Month (August 2021)

Welcome to August!

Academic Hive’s Young scholar for the month of August 2021 is Abdullahi Aborode from Nigeria!

Abdullahi is an alumnus from the Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan. He has a Diploma in Addiction Medicine and Addiction care and Nursing from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He works with Healthy Africans Platform, Ibadan, Nigeria. In addition to his studentship, Abdullahi assumes the professional role of Director for research in SWISS Africa Research Hub.

Abdullahi’s research interests are in the areas of Chemical biology, Public Health and Infectious Disease. He is currently working on linking chemical mechanisms to solve the problem of infectious diseases and writing public health papers to improve action on SDGs 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). His research is expected to have positive impacts on the Africa community as it is focused on improving people lives and reducing rates of mortality. It will recommend policy and need pathways that can solve the problem facing SDGs 3 in the Africa community. 

As a health researcher, global health advocate, Harm Reduction Scholar and advocate (Germany), WHO antibiotics guardian and drug policy advocate, Abdullahi has published more than 30 academic papers. He serves as a reviewer for several top journals. He has received many academic awards such as Global Volunteer Award (United Nations), Winner, UNICEF Unlimited Generation challenge, 2019 and MIT Covid-19 challenge. In recognition of his impactful work, Abdullahi received an award of excellence by PAN Africa. He is among the Young Nigerian delegate to sign World Healthcare Summits in G20 letter to the UN. In April 2020, Abdullahi was invited as a delegate of Nigeria on WHO, UN and UNEP global issues in International Youth Summits in Ghana.

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He is a member of UN, UNEP, Amnesty International, UN MCGY, member of international Voice of the Youth and have volunteered for different reputable organizations with high impacts. He recently got accepted as a member of the Clinton Foundation in the USA and a member of some of the largest Africa NGOs- Slums to school, Areai and Street Priest. Abdullahi is among the 25 selected for Kanthari Leadership in India in 2019, to represent Nigeria. He is a member and chapter coordinator (Lagos State) of Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability (NELIS), as well as a State Coordinator for Global Youth Network.

To early-career scholars, Abdullahi has this advice:

“Research is not about whom you are trying to become, it is all about what you want the world to be. If you are not promoting and expanding knowledge through research, you are not doing research yet. Don’t compete and be jealous about what achievement others are making, be curious about what you want to impact, that will shape you to a better researcher, and with that, the world will appreciate you”.

When he is not researching, Abdullahi loves to play and watch football. He is a Manchester United fan. 

Follow Abdullahi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aborode-abdullahi-b21419195

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