Jalal Saleh Michika, PhD, is a Consultant Public Health Physician/Epidemiologist from Nigeria. He received his training from University Of Maiduguri Nigeria (MD), Imperial College London (Dip. Internal Medicine), London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc Public Health), and the Walden University U.S.A. (PhD Public Health).

The author, a Quantitative expert who has a research interest in Vaccine Preventable Diseases, currently works with the World Health Organization Nigeria as a National Professional Officer – Malaria for the northwest zone.

The author’s doctoral dissertation is on “Prevalence of Neonatal Tetanus in Northeastern Nigeria.”

Dr. Saleh holds fellowship and membership of various professional bodies that include:

  • American College Of Epidemiology (Board Certified Member)
  • American Public Health Association (Member)
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Member)
  • Royal Society for Public Health (Fellow)
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Fellow)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society (Member)
  • International Society for Disease Surveillance (Member)
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases (Member)
  • International Epidemiological Association (Member)
  • Individual Member, Collaboration on Health and Environment, U.K.
  • Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants (Member)
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (Member)

The author has published several peer-reviewed articles in world-class medical journals:

  1. LLIN Ownership, Utilization, and Malaria Prevalence: An Outlook at the 2015 Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey (Open Access Library Journal, 2018, 5: e4280.
  2. Investigation of a Suspected Malaria Outbreak in Sokoto State, Nigeria, 2016 (Open Access Library Journal, 2017, 4: e4246.
  3. Antenatal care services and neonatal tetanus: an outlook at the northeastern Nigeria (Elsevier, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, 2015,
  4. Trends of measles in Nigeria: A systematic review (Sahel Med J 2016; 19:5-11. doi:10.4103/1118-8561.181887)
  5. A critical look at 2015 acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance core indicators of Bauchi state, Nigeria (Science Journal of Public Health, 2016:4(4), 326-329. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160404.19)
  6. Behaviour of People Living with HIV Aids in Northeastern Nigeria (Open Access Library Journal, 2017, 4: e3944.
  7. Factors behind low NPENT rate in Bauchi State in 2015 (Science Journal of Public Health, 2016:4(4), 342-345.
doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20160404.21)
  8. Performance of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Bauchi state, Nigeria, 2016 (Journal of Public Health Informatics. ISSN 1947-2579. 9(1): e182, 2017)
  9. Neonatal tetanus elimination and the Nigerian health system: where is the missing link? (Science Journal of Public Health, 2015; 3(3): 417-422. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150303.28)
  10. Do traditional birth attendants (TBAs) have a role in the prevention of neonatal tetanus (American Journal of Health Research, 2015;3(3), 189-193. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150303.24)
  11. Prevalence of neonatal tetanus in the northeastern Nigeria (Journal of Health Medicine and Nursing 2015, 15. ISSN 2422-8419 Retrieved from
  12. Barriers to HIV/AIDS treatment in Nigeria (American Journal of Health Research, 2015; 3(5): 305-309. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.17)
  13. Globalization and the spread of multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing 2015, 18. ISSN 2422-8419 Retrieved from
  14. Gender disparity and NNT (European Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015; 3(3): 71-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20150303.16)
  15. Incorporating telehealth into disease surveillance (Science Journal of Public Health, 2015:3(4), 583-587. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150304.28)
  16. Impact of hygienic caring of the umbilical cord in the prevention of neonatal tetanus (Webmed Central PUBLIC HEALTH 2015; 6(5):WMC004891. URL
  17. Malaria vaccine: the pros and cons (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2010; 19(1): 8-13 doi:
  18. Acute pulmonary embolism (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 16(1): 2007; 11-17 doi:
  19. Role of HPV vaccine in the prevention of cervical cancer (J Interdiscipl Histopathol 2013; 1(4): 212-216 doi: 5455/jihp.20130119122700)
  20. TB in HIV patients: strengthening control measures (Nigerian Medical Practitioner, 2011; 59(5-6), 56-61 doi:
  21. Pharmacotherapy for chronic heart failure (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2007; 16(2) 102-106 doi:
  22. The role of Bosentan in pulmonary arterial hypertension (Nigerian Medical Practitioner, 2007; 51(4), 64-70 doi:
  23. Role of Iloprost and Bosentan in pulmonary arterial hypertension (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2007; 17(1), 13-19 doi:
  24. Concurrent therapy in asthma (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2006; 15(4), 359-363 doi:
  25. Combination therapy in asthma (Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2008; 17(3), 238-243 doi:
  26. Combination therapy in type 2 diabetes mellitus (Nigerian Hospital Practice, 2009; 3(3), 25-29 doi: Practitioner, 2008; 53(3), 28-33 doi:
  27. Prevention of diabetic nephropathy (Nigerian Medical Practitioner, 2008; 53(3), 28-33 doi:
  28. Towards elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus in the developing countries: a look at the theory of planned behavior (European Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2015; 3(4), 110-116. doi: 11648/j.ejpm.20150304.13)
  29. The future of health informatics and electronic health records: a look at the Canadian surveillance systems and electronic health records (Journal of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics 2015, 14. ISSN 2422-8427 Retrieved from
  30. How to build a nest for success in the public health Sector: a critical look at the leadership theories (Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015; 3(4): 133-139. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150304.12)
  31. Public health leadership theory in immunization campaigns: a look at the transactional and transformational leadership (Journal of Health Medicine and Nursing 2015, 15. ISSN 2422-8419 Retrieved from

The author is happily married and has five children.



14 thoughts on “Author

  1. This blog is a long awaited project in especially developing countries with a view to sensitise our policy makers. More grease to your elbows. We admire people of your type with proven leadership qualities in the field of Public health. Kudos!

    1. Thanks a lot Hadiza. I conceived the idea of creating this blog after a module during my MPH program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I hope you would contribute as well with a view to critically examine the links between health and environment.

  2. I hope you will be able to maitain this blog because it looks like a broad title you have choosen. I wish you luck my determined Doctor. Cheers.

  3. Thanks Mahmud for your comments. The blog is meant to be a medium for discourse on issues related to health and the environment which is broad as you have rightly said. Despite my tight schedules as a Physician and Public health specialist, I believe with inputs from people of your type, the blog will survive. Thanks once more for your interest in my blog.

  4. Hello Doc,
    I was highly impressed with the introductory page of your blog; am glad we have determined educated young men of your calibre back home in naija. We’ll be visiting your site from time to time. My only worry is how do we reach you if we have questions to put across, please. It’ll make the blog complete if we have an email add or phone number to bother you with our questions…..laugh. Cheers!

    1. Gloria, I truly appreciate your comments and observations. I have just added an email address to enable visitors drop a mail especially if they have questions related to my blog.

  5. Howdy,
    I like your blog also but give us an email add so that we can drop questions or add some few stuff with a view to enriching the blog. God bless people like you advocating for sustainable development in this our confused world of globalisation.

    1. Thanks for your remarks. Permit me to say that the blog is still in its infancy stage and with good observations like yours, I will be able to make some amendments. I have just added the email address to make the blog more complete.

  6. This is indeed a giant stride towards sensitising policy makers to adhere to the principle of sustainable development as is the practice in the high income economies to save the planet and its inhabitants. Kudos!

  7. I was highly impressed with the introductory page of your blog, one more reason why everyone should consider environmental issues as everyones business which should not be confined to the world industrialised nations but also the developing nations. In this age of increasing awareness to globalisation, development in especially the low-income countries often comes with a price because of lack of minimum standard in all that we do. I hope those who are opportuned to have studied Public Health like you should try to educate and sensitise our leaders by openly discussing on blogs like this.

    1. Thanks Sharma for the wonderful remarks. I’m a believer in sharing knowledge that would benefit humanity rather than just conserving it to myself. Please feel free to contribute to my blog at all times.

  8. Kudos, Doc. This is a very stimulating and encouraging move by investing what you have learned to save the environment. It’s been my dream to further my studies in this world class institution (LSHTM) and hope to get sponsorship one day to actualise my dream. I’ll urge you to add a poll on your blog to be sampling visitors opinion on certain global environmental health issues. I wish you luck in all that you do in life.

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