Dr Basiru Gai
Basiru graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the International University of Africa. He then worked as a medical doctor at the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health for a period of one year. He then returned to the Gambia where he headed one of the medical wards in the country’s only teaching hospitals.
His key roles included the day-to-day clinical management of people living with HIV/AIDS and clinical management of patients admitted to the ward he was heading. He also helped in the personal development and capacity building of many of his junior staff.
He later joined Africmed Clinical Services where he rose from being one of the Medical Officers, to the Principal Medical Officer, and later became the clinic’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Over the decade, Basiru has successfully managed patients with complex medical conditions. He is very personate about health inequalities. He attained a Master of Science in Public Health from Birmingham City University, where he is currently a PhD researcher. His area of interest is on health promotion for black people.