Country of origin:
When not working, favorite place to visit:
Inuwa: The farm
Amaka: The market
Where would we find you on a Saturday?
Inuwa: In Jalingo at the farm, in Abuja at home or at work.
Amaka: At home.
First time you worked with DHS data:
What do you miss most about home when you are here?
Inuwa: I miss my family.
Amaka: I miss my family, the warm weather in my country, and sometimes my favorite dishes.
What is your favorite DHS final report cover?
Amaka: I like the 2013 Nigeria DHS cover.
Favorite DHS chapter or indicator, and why?
Inuwa: Infant mortality –Children are not supposed to die, rather they should live to their full potentials. I want to see that indicator drop in my country to 1 digit.
Amaka: Child Health, because of my love for children.
What population or health issue are you most passionate about? Why?
Inuwa: Maternal/Child Care– I want to see women giving safe births and children survive the first 5 years after birth.
Amaka: Maternal health, because I have lost many relations and some friends due to complications during child birth.
How do you hope the DHS data from your country will be used?
Inuwa: To re-strategize programs and projects and formulate policies that will improve the quality of life and standard of living among Nigerians.
Amaka: to be used by the government to improve programming for a better life for its citizens.
What have you learned from the DHS experience?
Inuwa: I have learned professionalism and specialization, since staff specialized in specific areas and views are respected.
Amaka: it has built my capacity generally.