Meet our Team

We have competent and committed health care professionals working round the clock. All of the Center's staff members are well trained and undergo mandatory retraining to keep up with international best practices in their fields.

Philip Eappen, BSN, MBA

Mr. Philip Eappen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, one of India’s best in the field. He then earned an MBA in Hospital & Healthcare Management from Manipal University, also in India and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University in the United States.

Mr. Eappen’s working career began as an Intensive Care Unit nurse with Marble City Hospital & Research Center, Jabalpur. He later moved to Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, where he worked as a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Manager. He also worked with the Medical Intensive Care Unit as a Shift Manager and attended many major surgeries in cardiac and neuro specialty operation theaters. Mr. Eappen later taught Medical and Surgical Nursing at Shri Ram Murti Smarak School of Nursing. Afterwards, he joined a Neuro Specialty Hospital as an ICU In-charge.

Mr. Eappen began his AUN career from India in September 2012 and was soon promoted to In-charge. He was the Interim Director of AUN Health Center from January to July 2015 and has been the chief administrator till date, winning the 2017 Best staff for Leadership and Development award.

Mr. Eappen has attended the following professional workshops and conferences: Critical Care Conference: Airway Management for Critically Ill Patients in ICT (2010), Critical Care Workshop: Mechanical Ventilation for Critically Ill Patients (2011), Critical Care Conference (2015, Bangkok, Thailand), and Trauma Care by ICRC, (Geneva), Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills Evaluation (Nigeria) by the Harvard Medical School in March 2017.

Also, he has the following professional licenses and certificates: American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider, American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council and Karnataka State Nursing Council, Essentials of Global Health, Yale University, July 2017, Psychological First Aid, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, July 2017, Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Stanford University July 2017, Global Health and Humanitarianism, The University of Manchester, June 2017, Leading Healthcare Quality and Safety, The George Washington University, June 2017, Emergency Room Trauma Course, International Committee of the Red Cross, April 2016, 6th Critical Care Conference (Thailand), June 2015, Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, July 2012, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, July 2011, Airway Maintenance (ISCCM) 2010, Mechanical Ventilation (ISCCM), 2010, CITI Program, a division of BRANY (September 2017 to September 2020 and The Nigerian National Code for Health Research Ethics of Center for Bioethics and Research, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.



Dr. Fatai Salawu, MBBS, FMCP, FWACP, FACP

Dr. Fatai Salawu is a Consultant Physician & Neurologist. He graduated in 1992 from the University of Maiduguri, with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery. He was awarded the best graduating student in Neuropsychiatry.

He is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, West African College of Physicians, and American College of Physicians. He did a Clinical Attachment in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, in September 2012 and European Certificate in Epileptology.

He has presented more than 20 papers at international conferences and has numerous publications in national and international journals. He is peer reviewer of more than 20 journals.




 Dr. Paul D. Manga, MBBS, UNIMAID; DDM, SPY; PGCUSS, India

Dr. Paul D. Manga is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, and has the following Clinical qualifications: MBBS, UNIMAID; DDM, SPY-ABU Affiliation (2014); PGCUSS, New Delhi, India (2016), an affiliate of the Center of Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Educational Institute, Philadelphia.

He worked as a medical officer with private hospitals and was a contact person in Yola for The Society for Family Health between 2015 and 2016, attending several of their meetings/seminars in and outside Adamawa State. Dr. Manga is also a certified sonologist.





Dr. Ali Abdel Wahab Ghazi, MBBS

Dr. Ali Abdel Wahab Ghazi is a consultant physician and pediatrician. He graduated with Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Tanta University, Egypt (1988) and later earned a Master’s degree in Pediatrics and Neonatology from Zagazig University, Egypt.

Fifty-two-year-old Egyptian from El Mahalla, El Kobra City, worked as a Pediatrician and Neonatologist in Samanoud General Hospital, Egypt, and Consultant Paediatrician in Kaduna State before joining AUN Health Center.





Ms. Figgi Sairah Joseph, Head Nurse, BSN, RN, RM, MBA

Ms. Figgi Sairah Joseph graduated with a B.Sc. in Nursing from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2009. Afterwards, she earned her MBA in Health Care Management from Manipal University,  both India.

In India, Ms. Joseph worked with Marble City Hospital as a Staff Nurse and Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, a 1,000-bedded multi-specialty hospital, as a Coronary Care Unit Nurse. She also worked in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit before coming to AUN where she serves as the Head Nurse.

She has attended professional conferences and workshops to keep up to speed in  medical education. She is an active Basic Life Support (BLS) provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider with valid licenses from the American Heart Association, Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council and Karnataka State Nursing Council. She also attended the Critical Care Conference (2015) in Thailand. 



Ms. Precious I. Akinbi (RN), Senior Nurse

Ms. Precious Akinbi, a registered nurse (RN), is a graduate of the Adamawa State College of Nursing & Midwifery, Yola. She has attended the National Nurses’ Conference in Uyo (2010), Yola (2011), and Makurdi (2012) and the Zonal Nurses’ Conference at Fufore, Adamawa State, (2011).

Ms. Akinbi began her working career in Galbose Hospital, Jimeta (2012-2013). She attended the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program (MCPDP) training in December 2014 and November 2017, Malaria Control and Management training, May 2015.  

She had joined AUN Health Center in February 2013 and acted as interim chief administrator of the health center in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

She is a dedicated and committed member of the AUN Health Center. She loves putting smile on people’s faces and to crown it all she won the Best Nurse of the year  2016/2017. 



Ms. Hannah Noah, RN, RM

Ms. Hannah Noah, a registered nurse and midwife, graduated from the University of Maiduguri with the Bachelor of Nursing in 2012.

She began her nursing career at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, and then moved to Valli Medical Clinic, also in Yola, before joining the AUN Health Center. She has experience in public health and pediatric nursing; she also had the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) training in Yola.






Ms. Alice I. Odey, BNSc, RN, RM

Alice Ishanga Odey, a registered nurse and midwife, graduated in 2013 from the University of Calabar, with the Bachelor of Nursing Science.

Ms. Odey, who hails from Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State, performed her mandatory National Youth Service in 2013/2014 at Itim Ukwu General Hospital, Afikpo North, in Ebonyi State.

Before joining the AUN Health Center, she worked at the Ultimate Medical Consultant Clinic, Calabar (2012-2013) as a nurse; Micelo Clinics, Abuja (2014-2015) as a nurse and midwife, and Pathcare Nigeria Limited, Abuja, as a phlebotomist until January 2016.




Mr. Joshua Chidiebere Nwambo, RN, RM

Registered under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria as a nurse, midwife, and public health nurse, Joshua C. Nwambo graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, with First Class Honors in Bachelor of Nursing Science. He also has a certificate in the operation of Medical Database and ICT. As an undergraduate, he received many distinguished awards as the overall best graduating student of the Department of Nursing Science, Leadership Excellence Award under the auspices of Nigeria University Nursing Students Association where he served as the President (2012/2013) and Director of Academics (2010/2012). He worked as a Research Assistant between 2011 and 2012 and received an academic merit award in Research Project.

He performed the one-year mandatory national service Corps between August 2014 and July 2015 in the General Hospital, Abeokuta, Ogun State, during which he served as the General Secretary to the Medical Community Development Services and was  recognized as the most versatile member of the group. Mr. Nwambo is also a choral co-coordinator, music composer and conductor with years of experience. Post-service year he worked for three as the Resident Nurse in Government Reserved Quarters in Asaba, Delta State, before joining the AUN Health Center.




Mr. Sunday Ogbonna, HND

A certified associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (AISLT), Sunday Ogbonna graduated from the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT), Enugu, with the Higher National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Microbiology Specialty). While still at IMT, he did four months of industrial training at Group Medical Practices (GMP), Laboratory Department, Aba, Abia State, (December 2003 to March 2004). He also had one-year pre-qualification industrial training at Ambassador Medical Laboratory, Aba, Abia State, (December 2004 to December 2005). He did the one-year mandatory national service between (July 2009 and June 2010) at Laboratory Department, Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

Mr. Ogbonna attended a workshop on Injection Safety in the context of injection prevention and control for healthcare at Federal Medical Centre, Yola, in January 2010. His employment was with the Laboratory Department of Freedom Polyclinic as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist (November 2010 to October 2012), before joining AUN Health Center as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist (November 2012). He is licensed by the NISLT to practice as a Science Laboratory Technologist.




Ms. Patience U. Eze, BNSc, RN, RM

Ms. Patience Eze, a registered nurse and midwife, graduated in 2013 from the University of Calabar with a Bachelor of Nursing Science.  She did her mandatory national service at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, in 2013/2014.  Immediately after the service, she worked with Bakor Hospital Ikom, Cross River State, as a staff nurse and midwife for one year and was promoted to Matron, a position she held for one year and six months.  She worked as a contact person for Society for Family Health and Heartland Alliance Nigeria before joining AUN.

Ms. Eze attended the following conferences with certifications: Multidisciplinary Health Research Conference organized by the West African College of Nursing, West African College of Nursing Conference on Standard Patient Care, Enhancing Professional Competencies of Nurses Conference, certificate on National HCT Training for Community-based Service Providers by Heartland Alliance Nigeria, certificate on PMTCT by the Society for Family Health, Workshop on Family Planning by the Society for Family Health, certificate on Millennium Development Goal Advocacy Project, Akure Business School certificate, certificate on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program, Calabar Chapter, certificate on Leadership and Management in Global Health and certificate on Clinical Management of HIV  from the University of Washington.



Mr. Jacob A. Dubo, MLT

Jacob Dubo, Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), obtained his qualification from the College of Health Technology, Michika, Adamawa State. Before his graduation in 2012, he took part in the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme at the General Hospital, Mubi, and Specialist Hospital, Yola, both in Adamawa State.

Being licensed to practice by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Dubo started a career in 2013 at Sauki Medical Centre in Jimeta before joining AUN in 2016.  He was trained in Yola in 2014 by Klenchex Nigeria under the Continuing Professional Development Program.  He belongs to the Association of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Assistants of Nigeria, which he currently serves as the Publicity Secretary of the Adamawa State chapter.



Ms. Precious John, RN, RAEN (JP)

Ms. Precious John is a registered nurse and registered Trauma/Accident & Emergency Nurse with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. She graduated from S.O.N. University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City. In 2012 and SPAEN University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in 2015.

Ms. John began her nursing career and practice with Fountain Head Medical Center, Abuja, in 2013, and was also an in-house Clinic Nurse at Royal Mills & Food Company, Karu, Abuja.  She also worked with Saffron Hospital, Nyanya, Abuja. She was part of the Federal Medical Team of Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission to Israel in December 2014. She later worked with Divine Touch Clinic & Maternity Center, Port Harcourt, and Park House Urology Center, Abuja, in 2016, before joining AUN in 2017.

She has attended seminars and workshops on Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Airway Management and Disaster Response & Management, carried out research work on knowledge, attitude, and practice of standard precaution among health workers in the emergency department of UPTH (2015).

Her hobbies include reading, traveling,designing fashion catalogs, dancing, yoga, and gymnastics.


Mr. Joshua A. Matthew, RN

Mr. Joshua A. Matthew is a graduate of College of Nursing & Midwifery, Gwagwalada, Abuja (affiliated to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, 2012- 2015) and is also a registered nurse.  He attended First Aid Resuscitation Course-Choking, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automated External Defibrillator. He also attended a conference organized by the West African College of Nursing on Standard Patient Care, Enhancing Professional Competencies of Nurses in Abuja.

He began his working career in Dayspring Medical Center, Idiroko, Ogun State, in 2015. He also worked at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, from November 2015 to March 2016, Supreme Home Care Services, Abuja, as a Palliative Care Nurse from April to June 2015, and Premier Heart Hospital, Gwarinpa, Abuja, between July 2015 and November 2016, before joining AUN in January 2017. He is currently pursuing his BNsc (Nursing) at LAUTECH, Ogbomosho. He loves cooking, traveling, reading, and computing/programming. He is a certified computer hardware/software engineer) as a polyvalent nurse.




Ms. Esther C. Joseph, RN
Ms. Esther Chika Joseph, who hails from Ezza Ezekuna in Ebonyi State, graduated from the School of Nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, Ogun State, in November 2012, graduating as the best student in interpersonal relationships.
Subsequently, she garnered experience working as staff nurse at Divine Medical Center Ikoyi, Lagos; Soneli Hospital, Lagos State; School Nurse at Our Lady of Apostles Private School, and as a phlebotomist with Pathcare Laboratory, Ogun State. She is a songwriter, singer and has interests in fashion entrepreneurship. Her passion is to put smiles on people’s faces and bring comfort and relief to those in need of it, no matter how little.


Ms. Veronica M. David, (BNSc, RN, RM)

A graduate Nursing Science (BNSc) of University of Jos, Ms. Veronica Munkai David is a registered nurse and midwife under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria since 2013.

While in the university, she served as the treasurer in the Student Union Government; National Vice President, Association of Plateau State Students; President, National Association of Mikang Students and played other active parts as a student advocate. She was honored by the then First, Lady Dame Patience Ebele Jonathan, as a Youth Peace Ambassador to Nigeria from Plateau State at the National Peace Concert held in Abuja.

Ms. David hails from Garkawa Mikang Local Government Area of Plateau State, and did the mandatory national service in 2015/2016 at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. Since then, she has worked as a Theater Nurse at St. Gerard's Catholic Hospital, Kakuri, Kaduna State, and Rayfield Medical Services Limited as a Nursing Officer before joining AUN as Operation Theater Nurse in 2017.

Ms. Ufungil M. Bunah (BNSc, RN, RM)
Ms. Ufungil Makwin Bunah hails from Bokkos LGA of Plateau State. She graduated in Nursing Science, University of Jos, 2016. Shortly after undergraduate degree program, she proceeded for her mandatory service at the General Hospital, Deba, Gombe State, in 2017. After that, she joined AUN.

Ms. Virginia Illah

Ms. Virginia Illah completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Dominic Savio College, Manila in the Philippines. She obtained proficiency training certificate in Critical Care Nursing/Intensive Care Nursing from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Manila. She also obtained a Registered Nurse certificate from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching, Hospital, Zaria.

Ms. Illah has over five years’ experience of working both in the international non-governmental organizations and in governmental organizations. She began her career as a Maternal and Child Health Facility Supervisor with Sure-P MCH as well as World Health Organization as an independent monitor in Nigeria. She then later moved on to Medecins Sans Frontiers-France (MSF-F) as a Fistula Nurse (VVF/RVF). Afterwards, she went to further her studies and rejoined MSF-F after she completed the studies as an Intensive Care (ICU) Nurse before joining AUN in January 2018.

Also, she has attended the following workshops and conferences: Anti-Shock Garment (ASG)/Postpartum Hemorrhage Training, Kebbi State (2015), Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia Training Kebbi State (2014), Logistic Management and Information System (LMIS) Training, Sokoto State (2014), Life-Saving Skills (LSS) Training, Kebbi State (2013), Quality Improvement (QIP) Training, Abuja (2013) and has the following certificates: John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Certificate of Course Completion in Global Health, Essential Newborn Care (2017), Nutrition (2016), Family Planning (2016), and Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) (2016).

Ms. Helezira Gayus

Helezira Gayus earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 2010. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she proceeded to Nasarawa State for the mandatory national service.  

Ms. Gayus joined AUN in 2012 as a Resident Director in the Residence Life unit of Student Affairs. In Res-Life, she also headed the publicity organ of the unit from where she joined the AUN Health Center team as an Administrative Assistant.

Ms. Gayus from Garkida in Adamawa State, loves listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading.