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 medical field. He then earned an MBA in Hospital & Healthcare Administration 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 as a Shift Manager. He also worked with the Medical and Surgical 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 Manager.
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 and Gold Supporters Award (New Foundation School) in 2018. He also works as an adjunct faculty at AUN.
Mr. Eappen has attended the following professional workshops and conferences: Critical Care Conference: Airway Management for Critically Ill Patients in ICU (2010, India), Critical Care Workshop: Mechanical Ventilation for Critically Ill Patients (2011, India), Critical Care Conference (2015, Bangkok, Thailand), and Trauma Care by ICRC, (Geneva), Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills Evaluation by the Harvard Medical School ( March 2017, Boston, United States), Training at Center for Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta, United States. World Health Organization(WHO) one week visit related to PhD(Geneva), NHS Wales (Cardiff, UK, One week program related to PhD), United Nations (Geneva), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC Geneva), International Organization for Migration (Geneva)
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, 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.
- Red Cross Advisor ( 2014- till date)
- IRB committee membership 2018-2020
- Drug intervention and referral committee ( 2014- till date)
Dr. Elijah Tonde Gargah is a Consultant Physician/ Endocrinologist and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians. He is a graduate of University of Maiduguri.
He joined the Nigerian Air force in 2007 where he rose to the rank of Flight Lieutenant before retiring in 2010 to pursue his postgraduate studies. He worked in different Tertiary Health Institutions, which include: University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Federal Medical Centre Yola.
He is a recipient of numerous awards, which include:
- Ayo Iyun prize for the best membership candidate in Internal Medicine West African College of Physicians for the year 2013. (West African Sub-region)
- Wakilin Adamawa`s prize for Best All-round Graduating student in M.B.B.S 2003/2004 session.
- Matco Clinic’s prize for Best Graduating student in Community and Preventive Medicine 2003/2004 session.
- Provost’s prize for Best student in overall academic performance in college of medical Sciences 2003/2004 session.
- George Edington Memorial prize for Best Graduating student in Neuropathology.
- Professor M.I Khali`s prize for Best Graduating student in pathology.
- Common Wealth scholar (Medical Elective Bursary)
- Most outstanding Adamawa State student in academic performance, University of Maiduguri 2002/2003 sessions.
- Commandant’s award for the best passing out cadet DSSC17
- Gold medal Air force DSSC17
- Most favorite Resident in Internal medicine by the class of 2010/2011
Dr. Elijah is currently the Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Adamawa State chapter. He has attended many conferences both within and outside Nigeria.
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.
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 as a staff nurse and promoted to an in charge nurse subsequently. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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 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).
Helezira Thomas Adams 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.
She 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.
She is from Garkida in Adamawa State, loves listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading.
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.
Ms. Elizabeth O. Ogunleye bagged her degree in Nursing Science from the prestigious, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State (2011 - 2016).
She began her career as a Nurse in 2017 at the Federal Medical Center, Yola, Adamawa, during her service year, where she learned and practiced a great number of nursing skills in most of its units and departments. She, after that, worked as a Nurse at Meddy Private Clinic, Yola before joining AUN.
She is an ardent lover of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to learning and an advocate of youth impacts. She has served in various leadership capacities, previously as an undergraduate and in some, currently. As an undergraduate, she was material to the development of Ife Nursing Debate and Quiz Society (INDAQS) as its Pioneer Convener; as well as, the Pioneer Coordinator of GLOGSFE Health Team (OAU) amongst other leadership roles she garnered. During her service year, she developed and coordinated the Corpers’ Nurses Team (CNT); which held, in joint work with other Corps Health Professionals, to organize a Mother and Child Health Outreach to Njoboli Community, Yola, Adamawa State.
She is currently the Chief anchor of Facts Dishing and Dining Session (FDD), an online daily terse book reading session with a weekly held scholastic discourse; a Pioneer member and Chief Strategist of a monthly held online intellectual discourse tagged, Let’s Talk Show (LTS), which is targeted at impacting multidisciplinary knowledge and values in youths. She is also a Pioneer member and Anchor of Parrot News, an online news platform chiefly for the coverage of the ceremonial events of an association. She is a member of Young Impact Initiative (YII).
Elizabeth is a freelance writer, upcoming poet, and an avid reader of books on health, history, politics, leadership, and several motivational. She is dynamic and an ever-ready learner with a high-level interest in public health, health policy advocacy, scientific innovations, public speaking, and research.
Otoobong Ikpe is a Registered Nurse Midwife, graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Calabar, Cross River. She did her compulsory NYSC at Free Maternal Health Care Services, Ministry of Health, Ebonyi State as an Assistant Programme Officer.
Post NYSC, She worked at St. Vincent Hospital, Ndubia, Ebonyi State as a Nurse Midwife then promoted as the Head of Maternity Unit, which she held for eight months. She was further employed as Quality/Safety Nurse and M&E Officer at Bakor Medical Centre, Calabar Cross River State. She was awarded Best Staff of the Year (2016). She multi-tasked as TB DOTS Provider, ART Adherence Counselor, and Gender-based violence care counselor and later promoted to Head of Nursing Unit by 2017, a position she held for one year and ten months before joining AUN.
She did a course and was certified on Quality and Patient Safety organized by Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria. A certificate on Leadership and Management in Health at University of Washington; other certified trainings are: Life Saving Skills/Helping Babies breathe by SURE-P, TB DOTS Expansion Training by NTBLCP, Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) as Family Planning Provider by FHI 360 and trained on Maternal Perinatal Death Surveillance Review (MPDSR) by Pathfinder International.
Chiamaka Nwachukwu is a Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Perioperative Nurse (RPON who graduated with a Registered Nursing Certificate from NKST school of Nursing Mkar Gboko Benue State in 2015 before she proceeded to work at Prime Hospital Portharcourt as a staff nurse from 2015_2017.
Afterward, she obtained her Registered Perioperative Nursing Certificate from University of Nigerian Teaching hospital Ituku Ozalla Enugu State in 2018. She also obtained a professional Diploma Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) in 2018, before joining AUN in February 2019.
She is a registered nurse and midwife under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Japari graduated from University of Maiduguri with B.A Nursing in 2015. She performed the one year mandatory National Youth service corps from June 2016 to May 2017 at General Hospital Ogoja Cross River State, Nigeria.
In October 2017, she worked with Non-Governmental Organization Family Health International (FHI 360) as Case Manager in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and later moved to Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) in 2018 as Case Worker in Cholera Management where she worked for three months.
Japari also worked with Medecin San Frontiers-Switzerland (MSF-s) as a nursing officer in Neonatal Unit, before joining AUN Health center.