Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel was born in Mubi, Adamawa State. He is a renown public health specialist that has contributed greatly to the development and implementation of Primary Health Care System in Adamawa State and the country at large. These achievement and impact put in place by this noble leader shall be written in Gold as a history for improving quality of healthcare service delivery in our respective communities in Nigeria.
He joined Public Health as a TBL Control Officer with the State Ministry of Health Yola and later became the Medical Advisor of Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) from where he supported the Federal Ministry of Health, 13 Northern Nigerian States and The Gambia.
He also attended many courses in Management and Technical aspect of the work during the period. In 2007 he sets up a consultancy outfits, while working for Netherland Leprosy Relief in Jos Plateau State, through which he worked for many International Organizations, including World Bank, United Nations, United States Agency for International Development and many other UN Allied Agencies. He supported the capacity development of many State Governments, including Adamawa State.
This Energetic and pragmatic leader have carried out services:
With surgery department specialist hospital and have rendered several operations, Introduced TB and leprosy control using Seven Million Naira (7m), which led to assessment of CIDA grant for sixteen (16) states in Nigeria including Adamawa state. Consequently, twenty-one functional T.B laboratories providing free TB treatment is established and functional to date in twenty-one local Government areas of the state.Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel in line with his vision in 2005 actualized the state health plan for Netherlands leprosy relief.
In view of his quest for transparency, equity and justice for all, He ensured the full establishment and implementation of fiscal responsibility commission and bureau for Public Procurement.
Abdullahi Dauda Belel in 2011 was appointed as the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development agency, Dr. Abdullahi, in the strength of the Almighty established the agency from scratch to the best State primary Health care Development Agency (SPHCDA) in Nigeria. Today, the pragmatic leadership qualities exhibited by this noble leader has attracted several development partners to invest in Adamawa state. The collaboration with the Nigerian State Health Investment Project (NSHIP), European Union and UNICEF, just to mention but a few, has brought about;
- Transformation, upgrade of over 403 primary healthcare facilities.
- Improvement in the functionality of over 403 primary healthcare centers in the state.
- Through these interventions have created Job opportunities that have employed over three thousand youths.
- The quality and quantity of healthcare services made available in the state have reduced maternal, mortality and morbidity rate of young and old.
- Our primary Healthcare is now operating 24hour service in all twenty-one (21) Local Government of the state.
However, as God Permits, Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel Served the State Primary Health Care Development Agency from 2011- 2019 as the pioneer Executive Chairman and Board Chairman of the health institution. Dr. Abdullahi on the 10th January 2019 with respect to the policy and constitution governing the agency Handed over the leadership to the Most Senior Director of the Agency, Hauwa Musa currently the director community health services.
These unprecedented Patriotic leadership qualities exhibited and laudable achievements experienced in state by Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel has made Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency a role model and the best before its counter in quality healthcare service delivery in Nigeria.
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Long Live Adamawa State!!
Long Live Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel.!!!