Abdulateef is a global health and management specialist with more than 15 years of experience working in the international health and development field. Throughout his career, he has worked with counterparts across the world to design and implement successful HIV/AIDS health programs in Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, and he leverages this experience to provide insight and strategic support to Solina Health’s entire portfolio of activities. He was recently Chief Operating Officer Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation, Kenya, with frontline responsibility for increasing the quality of leadership, providing business and operational oversight and ensuring organizational management systems and processes function to meet internal needs for implementing University of Maryland programs.
Abdulateef currently serves as principal and chief operating officer for Solina Health. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing the company’s day to day business operations, including program operations, information technology, knowledge management, risk management and compliance. In addition, he provides leadership for developing Solina Health’s business in focus areas. He has training in medicine (MBBS), public health (MPH) and management (MBA) from the University of Ilorin, University of Lagos and University of Liverpool respectively.
“Our staff’s determination to change the health landscape of Nigeria by continually designing and delivering appropriate health systems solutions through continuous innovation and application of rigorous problem solving methodology is the reason that I am excited to go to work every day” – Dr. Salisu