Zaynab is passionate about development work, specifically supporting interventions aimed at enhancing the health status of populations. In her various roles, Zaynab has provided support as a Technical Assistant on the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems II (PATHS 2) project, a DFID-funded maternal, newborn, and child health project. She was also the Team Lead/Supervisor for PMA2020 in Lagos State, Nigeria, where she supported the development and refinement of data collection tools, as well as actual data collection, on health facility, household, and community-level surveys for family planning. Zaynab recently consulted for Jhpiego on needs assessment research focused on the prevalence of indirect causes associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia that contribute to maternal mortality.
Zaynab holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Global Health Policy and Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, USA. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and certificates in Economic Evaluation in Global Health and in Conducting Research Responsibly, both from the University of Washington, USA.