Aliyu Aminu, MBBS

LMIC Fellow


Home Institution: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Fellowship Site: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Research Topic: Burden of Carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae with phenotypic and molecular characterization of resistant genes among HIV-positive patients on hemodialysis

Dr. Aminu will spend his fellowship year at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital n Kano under the mentorship of Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, MPH, DrPH and Baba Maiyaki, MBBS, MPH, FWACP. His research will focus on Burden of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae with phenotypic and molecular characterization of resistant genes among HIV-positive patients on hemodialysis in Kano, Nigeria. His research will focus on Burden of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae with phenotypic and molecular characterization of resistant genes among HIV-positive patients on hemodialysis in Kano, Nigeria. Dr. Aminu is currently an attending microbiologist at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and lecturer at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria where he teaches undergraduate and graduate students in medicine and other paramedical fields. After the completion of medical school, he enrolled in a Clinical Pathology residency with a focus on Medical Microbiology, fascinated by the opportunity to improve the clinical care of patients by working in both clinic/medical ward and laboratory settings. His residency training in microbiology in West Africa enabled him to appreciate the importance of capacity building. The VECD Global Health fellowship will help him advance his career goals and aspirations.