Dr. Abdinasir Amin

Associate Vice President, Programs

Dr. Abdinasir Amin is a skilled communicator and an experienced public health practitioner with a wide range of technical interests and expertise from global media and digital cultures, health system strengthening (HSS), health systems research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), infectious disease control and elimination, to pharmaceutical and supply chain management. 

Dr. Amin has excellent knowledge of grant-making and performance-based financing systems gained through providing grant oversight and practical experience in country Global Fund application processes and operations, including performance frameworks, preparation of M&E plans, procurement, and supply chain management plans, and in-country partnership-building and coordination. 

Amin is a trained pharmacist, holds a Ph.D. in malaria epidemiology/public health from the United Kingdom, and previously worked in senior scientific and leadership roles at country, regional and international levels with ICF, PSI, Management Sciences for Health, and the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

Dr. Amin is a strategic leader skilled in analyzing complex situations and working with multicultural teams in both fragile and non-fragile settings. He is fluent in English, Kiswahili, and Somali and has basic knowledge of French.

When he is not at work, Amin enjoys hiking, follows the politics of the Horn of Africa with passion, and writes on topical public health issues, politics, identity, and social justice. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals and in popular and trade publications such as the Daily Nation, The Standard, East African, Ethnotraveler, and AWAAZ magazine. Amin is just as comfortable talking about the latest 8-aminoquinolines for the treatment of malaria as he is discussing the migration patterns of the peoples of Africa.