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Adidja Amani

Head of Child and Newborn Health at Ministry of Public Health

Adidja Amani is an advocate for newborn and children's health with an extensive experience at both national and global levels.

Adidja Amani is a passionate advocate for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health. She is a Fulbright alumna, YALI fellow and public health physician. Adidja has more than ten years’ experience at policy level at the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon and at managerial level within the private sector, where she oversaw 23 countries in Africa. She is the author of the book, ‘The Health Workers Crises In Cameroon’, and has also authored several technical reports on public health issues. Adidja is heavily involved in community and volunteering work. As the president of several associations in Cameroon and abroad, she frequently headlines leadership and empowerment conferences. She is a member of several professional associations including the Global Health Workforce Alliance, the Cameroon Women Medical Council, and the consortium of women researchers. She is a reviewer of the WHO Bulletin in French and a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Fulbright and the Weston. She is currently a candidate for a Micro master in Data, Economics and Development at MIT,USA.