Dr Abdulaziz Mohammed

African Public Health Leaders Fellow, Global Health Programme


Dr Abdulaziz Mohammed is the Head of Disease Control and Prevention of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He holds MBBS and MPH-FE degrees.

He is a foundation fellow of the Africa CDC/African Union fellowship for leadership in public health in Africa and a fellow of the West African College of Physician (psychiatry).

He is a graduate of the Nigerian Field Epidemiology Program and a Commonwealth fellow.

Before joining Africa CDC, He was a Chief Consultant Psychiatrist in Nigeria and worked in integrating mental health into primary healthcare and psychosocial support for IDPs in Kaduna, Nigeria.

He has public health experience working in West and Central Africa including being the coordinator for Africa CDC’s first health system strengthening project. Dr Mohammed has over 40 publications in peer review journals like the Lancet, AJP, BMJ Global Health, BMC public health, and scientific reports.

Past experience

Present Head of Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC
2018 - present Examiner, West African College of Physicians
2016 - 2018 Medical Epidemiologist, Africa CDC
2009 - present Consultant Psychiatrist to Chief Consultant Psychiatrist, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Kaduna
2014 - 2016 Head of Research, Training and Statistics, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Kaduna
2012 - 2016 Head of Community Psychiatry, Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Kaduna