Dr. Aminu has a medical degree, a Master’s in International Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health) and PhD in Tropical Medicine (Public Health), with specialisation in perinatal epidemiology from the University of Liverpool (through LSTM).
He has worked for two decades in clinical medicine, clinical research, implementation of maternal and newborn health interventions and teaching at postgraduate level. He led the management of two hospitals and their maternity units for five years, providing care to women and babies before, during and after childbirth in resource-limited settings.
In his current role as a Senior Clinical Research Associate at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) at LSTM, Dr. Aminu undertakes research mainly in quality improvement in maternal and newborn health, and has a special interest in perinatal mortality in low-resource settings.
As part of the Quality Improvement Team at CMNH, Dr Aminu provides technical support to several low- and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He has supported maternal and newborn health programmes in Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Togo, Tanzania, Pakistan, India, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. He has also contributed to the development of the World Health Organization (WHO) Perinatal Death Review Guidelines, and has worked with the WHO (Geneva) to develop computer-based algorithms for identifying and classifying cause of perinatal mortality.
Dr Aminu convenes LSTM’s Quality Improvement module for postgraduate students. He also teaches on the module.