CHAIRMAN – Prof. Michael C. Asuzu (MBBS, MSc)
Professor Asuzu holds an MBBS degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and a Masters of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics both from the McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
He is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medicine College of Nigeria (NPMCN) and a consultant Community and Occupational physician in the Dept. of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal college of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
As chairman of this board, he brings to DHI his in-depth knowledge of and practical expertise in health management. In addition, he share our unwavering commitment to the healthy family. He personally runs an adolescent sexuality health program in schools and counsels intending couples on health issues before marriage.
SECRETARY – Dr Nkechi Asogwa (MBBS)
Dr. Asogwa serving as executive secretary and secretary of the board of trustees offers a seamless line of communication between both boards. A graduate of the International School of Fundraising, she brings a diverse set of abilities and competencies to the board of trustees.
MEMBER – Alhaji Biodun Sunmola
With a diploma in Secretarial Studies and another in Business Administration, Alhaji Sunmola’s career has involved education (the West African Examination Council), diplomatic corps (the Nigerian Embassy, Lome, Togo) and the media (the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation and the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA). Since retiring from the NTA, he successfully runs a private business venture.
A grass-root politician since the ‘70s, Alhaji Sunmola has served his local constituency in several capacities, focusing on education especially that for indigent children. He brings to DHI, his commitment to the poor and vulnerable, a focus on education and his dedication to grass-root community development.
MEMBER – Chief Anthony G. Adoh (LLB)
Chief Adoh graduated as a lawyer, from the now Obafemi Awolowo University. He rose through the ranks of the Companies Patents and Trademarks (now the Corporate Affairs Commission) to management level before joining the Ibru Group of companies where he served as the company Sectretary/ Legal Adviser for 22 years. On the social front, he has participated in awareness campaigns against the HIV/AIDS scourge in the Niger Delta.
He brings to DHI his commitment to family life development through women empowerment and education of the girl-child, especially at the grass-roots.
PRESIDENT – Dr. Mrs. Obi Ideh (MBBS)
A graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Obi has always held women, the family and social service close to her heart. While giving national service as part of the Youth Corp she helped run the Cancer Screening Centre of the Lagos state branch of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria. Her going on to specialize in obstetrics and gynaecology was no surprise to her peers. On completing her training at the State University of New York in Buffalo, she returned to Nigeria and worked at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos. Since then she has been the public face of this organization, representing it at both national and international lobby events and conferences.
VICE PRESIDENT – Dr. Mrs. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani (MBBS, MPH, MSc)
Dorothy graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She then obtained a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Lagos and a Masters degree in Infectious Diseases from the University of London. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer at PHB HealthCare Ltd. (a health management organization)
SECRETARY – Dr. Nkechi Asogwa (MBBS)
A graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nkechi holds a
Master’s degree in Dogmatic Theology from The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. With a special interest in Bioethics, she has several courses on this thorny subject under her belt. As a founding member of Doctors’ Health Initiative, she has represented the organization during several public hearings and worked with sub-committees of the National Assembly on reproductive health matters.
TREASURER – Mrs. Folakemi Adu (BA Mktg)
Folakemi Adu has a diploma in Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology and a degree in Marketing from the University of Lagos. She worked with Afribank Nigeria Plc for 22 years and currently is an executive director of Gloria Hospital Ltd and Folads Nigeria Ltd. She has personally taken in and cared for teenagers in crisis pregnancy situations.
COUNSELINGCOORDINATOR – Harriet Ogbobine (BA Ed.)
Harriet is an educator, former banker and senior manager in forever living, a multi-national company. She has a deep passion for guidance and counseling and recently completed a Counseling Course on Sex and Relationship Education. She is currently undergoing in-depth practical training in counseling at the Good counsel Network in London, UK.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – Dr. Ihuoma Nwogu (MBBS)
A graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ihuoma has worked as a general practitioner in several private institution in Lagos, Nigeria. She has a special love for the youth and gives motivational talks to youth groups of DHI. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA.