Dr Ohunene Audu is a Family Physician who also works as a Palliative Care Physician in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, and went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine at the same institution. Her interest include reading, travelling as well as medical missions and has been involved in a number of medical outreaches to rural areas in different parts of Nigeria.
Abiola Mwanmut had her Nursing and Midwifery training at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Worked briefly with the University Teaching Hospital before joining the Plateau State Health Management Board. While with the Board, she trained as an intensive care nurse and helped to establish the intensive care units of the Jos University Teaching Hospital and the Plateau Hospital in Jos. She retired early from Government services and joined the American Peace Corps as a Nurse. When the Peace Corps left Nigeria in the aftermath of the botched Nigerian elections, she retired finally and devoted her time to raising her children and pursuing her passion of volunteering for medical out reaches to rural communities in difficult areas.
Ezekiel Pahalsom was born and raised in Wubel, Chakfem. He grew up as a farmer but later took up work as a professional driver for the Transportation arm of the family business. After working for nearly twenty years as a driver he returned to his first love – faming. He is a respected community leader, committed to community self-help projects. Le Pan Initiatives is pleased to have him on its Board.
Dr. Pokop Bupwatda is a medical doctor with over ten years working experience in primary medical care. He has received several accolades for efficient management of Gindiri Comprehensive Health Center, where he is currently the Medical Superintendent, a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Public Health) and a consultant Public Health Physician with the Jos University Teaching Hospital. He is involved with a number of community-based development projects and NGO’s such as Care Vision Support Initiative (CAVSI), which provides free comprehensive eye care in collaboration with the TY Danjuma Foundation. He is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), and Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN).
Dr. Nantok Dami graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Jos. His interest in Community Health led to his obtaining a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sheffield, in the UK. Dr. Dami is currently a lecturer in the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria. Where his roles aside from teaching include research and provision of community services.
Dr. Dimulak Daniel Mwanmut was born in Wubel. At age five and half, he left home for another community 12 Km away to access formal school education as there were no schools in Chakfem. He graduated as a medical doctor (MD) from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1979. After his National Service, he served many positions of varied responsibilities within State and Federal Health Cares Services. In the years since graduation he has acquired a wealth of experience both as a provider of medical services and as an administrator. His last seven years was as the Chief Medical Officer and Corporate Manager, Medical Services for the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Ltd. Although an Occupational Health Physician, Dimulak has a passion for Public Health. Towards this goal he is deeply committed to making health care accessible and affordable to the most disadvantaged population groups, with special emphasis on children, women and the aged in rural communities. He is also passionate about improving environmental sanitation and the provision of clean water to rural communities. These are the dreams that led to the establishment of Le Pan Health and Wellness Initiatives.