Asinamai Ndai has devoted his professional life to supporting health systems in northeast Nigeria. He recently worked for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program, an organization that works with the government to ensure that the supply chain of life-saving health commodities runs efficiently. He was one of the pioneers of a mobile ART (antiretroviral therapy) clinic initiative in camps for internally displaced persons, which ensures that hundreds of HIV-positive persons can access life-saving antiretroviral medications while living in the camps. Asinamai holds a bachelor of pharmacy degree and master’s degrees in health planning & management and disaster risk management from the University of Maiduguri. He is a recipient of a Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.
The Keough School’s master of global affairs program includes 70 students from 30 countries:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, the United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the University more widely.