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Professor Hayat Gomma
Ahmadu Bello University

Dr. Hayat Gomma is a Full Professor at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. She received her PhD from Cairo University (Egypt) in 1998. She is a native of Egypt with international research and capacity development experience in Egypt, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Jordan, United Kingdom, Libya, and Nigeria. She was the Head of the Nursing Science Department, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University. She is currently the post-graduate program coordinator for the department. She was chairperson of the Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mut’ah University, Jordan and chairperson of the Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University. She was also the Director of the Educational Development Centre, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University. She worked as Assistant Manager of the Manpower Development Project for Nurses MOHP, Egypt in Cairo. She is an executive member of the maternal, adolescent, and child healthcare initiative in Nigeria. She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. She is the Northern Nigerian ambassador to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Care Foundation and a consultant for the USAID Integrative reproductive health services project. She is a committee member for the evaluation, review, and upgrading of teaching/learning materials for the course in Midwifery and Community Health, Technical Institute of Nursing, Cairo & Alexandria (World Health Organization); and a committee member for reviewing and upgrading the maternity, community, and pediatric nursing book for the Technical Secondary School of Nursing Book (JSI Project). She has trained as a specialist in Maternal and Child health for USAID. She has received several awards in Egypt and Nigeria for research excellence and has published widely in the field.

Selected Publications

Fouad, N., El-Guenedy, M.,El-Sayed,Y. & Gomaa, H. (1999). Effect of individual versus group counseling on contraceptive users’ knowledge, continuation rate and side effects. Kasr El Aini Medical Journal, 4(2), 349-361.

Shadia, A., & Gommaa, H. (2000). Early oral intake versus intravenous fluids: A comparative study of post caesarean section mother’s comfort & breast feeding behaviors. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 22(4)

Samia, A., Soraya, R. & Gommaa, H. (2001). Job satisfaction among nursing faculty members in Egypt. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 24(6).

Saher, N &  Gommaa, H. (2002). Abnormal uterine bleeding and women’s seeking help behavior. KASR EL-AINI Medical Journal, 8(2)

Gommaa, H. (2003). Study of the problem of unsafe abortion: a suggested plan of intervention: final report Minofya University-National Population Council

Ragaa, A., Nagat. S., Elham, M., Gommaa . H. (2005). Effect of teaching strategies on the maternal and fetal outcomes among gestational diabetic woman. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 33(4)

Nemaat, A., Shadia, A., Ragaa, A., Gehan,E., Elham, M., Gommaa, H, Shadia, R. (2006). Biophysical profiles of Egyptian adolescents in Cairo and Giza. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 34(5)

Fouad, S., .Fayza, A., & Gommaa, H., & Fatma, A (2007). Assessing the impact of an educational program for nurses and midwives trainers on improving their knowledge and performance. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 37(6)

Gommaa, H., Fayza, A., Inass, H., Azza, A. (2008). Examine the effect of social support on physical activity and loneliness feeling among the elderly women in rural areas. W.I.D.U. Health Reviews. India. Spring , 2008

Hanan F,  Gommaa . H AbeerA.azzaA.NagwaA.Rania A. Reproductive Health Profile of Biosphere Reserve Vs Urban Inhabitants: Multidisciplinary Study W.I.D.U. Health reviews .India .Summer ,August  .2008

Gommaa, H, Gehan, A., Inass, H.A., Azza. (2008) Effect of structured postnatal education for mothers on neonatal care and detection of neonatal health problems. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine, 40(3).

Gommaa, H., Fayza, A., Inass, H., Azza, A. (2009). Explore rural adolescent’s perception towards premarital screening and counseling: a suggestive plan of action. W.I.D.U. Health Reviews. India. Spring, May 2009

Dalhatu, A., Gommaa, H., Adelani, T., Muhammed, Garba, S. N,.Tukur, M. B.. (2018). Compliance to surgical safety check list in the operating theater in Murtala Mumammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. Bayero Journal of Evidence Based  Physiotherapy Issue, 3(2), 41-45

Dalhatu, A.,Hayat, G., Adelani, T., Muhammed,, A., Hadad, M., & Hamza, R. (2017). Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of the bacterial isolated in post -operative wound infections in Murtala Mumammed Specialist Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. International Journal of Medical Sciences and Applied Biosciences, 2(2), 54-61.

Salihu, K, Abdelrahman, Gommaa, H., Garba, S. N. (2017). Nurses knowledge and skills on emergency severity index for triage in selected health facilities in Nigeria, Tropical Journal of Nursing, 1(1), 50-57.

Olokoba, E.O., Umar, A.B. .& Gommaa, H. (2018) Effect of health education intervention on knowledge of birth preparedness among pregnant women attending primary health care facilities in Zaria metropolis. LAUTECH Journal of Nursing, 3rd ed. 116-129

Tijani, R., Gommaa, H., Babayo, M., Dalhatu, A. (2019). Assessmet the adherence to treatment regimen among haemodialysis patients in selected hospitals in Kano metropolis. Kano State, Nigeria. Bayero Journal of Nursing and Healthcare (BJNHC), Medium edition. pp122-132

Santana de Sousa, P. R, Kennedy, K., Ani-Amponsah, M., Gommaa, H., Kwankye, S., Devakumar, D., & Salami, B. (2020). Regional Brief: COVID 19, Migration and Children in West Africa. Lancet Migration. Available at

Salami, B., Iwuagwu, S., Amodu, O., Tulli, M., Ndikom, C., Gommma, H., Lavin, T., & Kariwo, M. (2020).  The health of internally displaced children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review. British Medical Journal Global Health, 5(8), doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002584