Aminu Magashi Garba is born on the 17th October 1973. He is a graduate of University of Maiduguri, Nigeria in 2001 with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and obtained Diploma and Masters Degree in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006/7. He has wide and vast experience in working with development projects in Nigeria for over 18 years .
He is a British Chevening Scholar in 2006/7 and part of the national team that worked with National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria as Thematic Consultant (Policy, Advocacy, Legislation and Human Rights) for the development of HIV/AIDS 2010-2015 National Strategic Framework and Plan. During his undergraduate course, he was actively involved in student unionism and rose to become Vice President of Nigerian Medical Students Association (NIMSA) in 1997/8. He is the Coordinator of Africa Health Budget Network.
In his private time he writes a twin weekly health column in a Nigerian Newspaper ‘Daily Trust’ that answers readers’ questions on health as well as writes a weekly health column that engages policy makers, politicians, civil society and development partners with evidence and information aimed at catalyzing positive actions in the health sector from October 2002 to date (12 years). It is the experience of this work that provided the impetus and stimulus to establish this online newspaper.
He is widely travel and married with 2 children