Biosafety Heroes Award
The IFBA’s Biosafety Heroes program identifies and celebrates extraordinary individuals who make significant contributions to help others in the field of biorisk management. Biosafety Heroes serve as role models, showing others that each individual is important and can contribute to the global fight against infectious diseases.
The following outstanding individual who, through recognition by an international panel of their peers, has been awarded the distinction of being named IFBA’s 2021 Biosafety Hero.
Dan Dano Ibrahim
Qualiticien/Biosécurité & Biosureté
Chargé de Recherche/Chef Service Qualité
Centre de Reserche Médicale et Sanitaire, Niamey, Niger
Dan Dano Ibrahim has been a champion for biosafety and biorisk management in Niger and the West African region for several years. As a leader in the West Africa Biorisk Management Trainers Network, he has trained many medical and veterinary staff in the region, as well as mentoring additional trainers. He provides ongoing assistance to West African institutions in preparing their biosafety manuals and participates in the drafting of national directives related to biorisk management. Dan Dano Ibrahim is one of only a few people in Niger to have achieved IFBA Certification in Biorisk Management and encourages other to do the same. In these and other ways he has tirelessly advocated for biosafety, despite frequently limited resources.