Profile: Justina Mu’azu Adamu

Justina Mu’azu Adamu brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Rosana Empowerment Foundation (REF) as a Board of Trustees member. With a robust background spanning public health, environmental hygiene, and community mobilization, Justina’s career exemplifies dedication and impact in the field.

Educationally, Justina laid a solid foundation at Trans Primary School Banganje in Billiri, Gombe State, earning her First School Leaving Certificate in 1976 before advancing to Government Secondary School in Kaltungo, where she obtained her GCE ‘O’ Level in 1983. Her passion for public health led her to pursue a Diploma in Public Health at the College of Health Science and Technology, Maiduguri, from 1988 to 1991. To broaden her skills, Justina earned a Certificate in Computer Appreciation from PalmGate Computer Institute, Bauchi, in 2007. She furthered her academic pursuits at the University of Maiduguri, graduating with a B.Sc. in Health Education in 2015, following which she completed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2016, earning a Certificate of Exemption.

Professionally, Justina’s journey began as an Environmental Health Officer at Specialist Hospital Bauchi from 1991 to 1993, advancing to Senior Environmental Health Officer until 1995. She subsequently served as Health Officer in-charge at the Area Health Office in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State, until 1997. Her expertise earned her a secondment with UNICEF WATSAN in Bauchi from 1997 to 2000. Since 2000, Justina has been a pivotal member of RUWASSA, Gombe, currently serving as AGM Mobilization/Health Educator/Programme Officer Mobilization (ADB). In this capacity, she has spearheaded impactful public health initiatives and community education efforts.

Justina’s professional affiliations include her role as Deputy Director of Health Education, and membership in the Professional Association of Environmental Health Officers of Nigeria (PAEHON), highlighting her commitment to professional excellence and continuous development.

Her dedication extends to participating in numerous training programmes, workshops, and seminars, such as the International Management Training Consortium (IMTC) on Project Management, Procurement, Financial Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in Health in Tunisia (CODEV) in 2022, and a Study Visit to Rwanda on Water Supply Management in 2022. Justina has also been actively involved in various public health initiatives, including hygiene promotion, environmental health clubs establishment, and community-led sanitation efforts across Gombe State.

In summary, Justina Mu’azu Adamu’s extensive experience, professional qualifications, and unwavering dedication to public health and community empowerment make her an invaluable asset to REF’s Board of Trustees. Her leadership and insights will undoubtedly contribute to advancing REF’s mission of promoting sustainable practices and improving public health standards, ensuring a brighter future for communities and generations to come.