Div oversees all the preventative and corrective maintenance at CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger—ensuring the equipment and buildings function as a safe place for surgeries. In this role, he gets to do what he loves: working with people, solving problems, sharing kingdom values, serving children and giving them hope.
Since 2000, Div has been involved in missions construction and discipleship training. He worked in civil services for Township Development, building roads, working in water development, and constructing houses. He received a national diploma for technicians and a bachelor’s in civil engineering—both in South Africa.
In his spare time, Div likes reading, eating good food, and enjoying nature. He and his wife, Eleanor, share two children and four grandchildren.
Boris serves as the financial controller for CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger. In this role, he helps to oversee the financial management of the hospital’s activities—and he’s excited to contribute to the work of helping kids heal.
He received his Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Technical Sciences, and his Masters in ACC (accounting, control, audit) from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et Administration des Entreprises du Niger (Higher School of Commerce and Business Administration of Niger).
In his spare time, Boris likes to play piano, attend church, and eat at restaurants with his family.
George Găvruș began serving as the executive director of CURE Niger in 2018. Previously, he served in the same role for CURE in Afghanistan, from 2014-2015.
Between his CURE assignments, George provided leadership to Fundatia APME, a missions foundation in Romania. With a passion for empowering others and a heart for education, George’s career has seen these threads interwoven through a variety of projects and settings, from leading a school for impoverished children to running a business incubator that taught job skills in a war-torn country. George has served with a number of humanitarian organizations and has also held professorships at several educational institutions.
A native of Romania, George holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology and education from the University of Bucharest, received a master’s degree in biblical studies from Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium, and an MBA from Hull University in the UK.
George and his wife, Georgiana, have three children.
Dr. Fasto Ladu serves as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and medical director at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger. In this role, he is responsible for setting and maintaining the highest standards of surgical and medical care for the patients CURE treats. He views serving children as a way of serving God, and he believes surgical scars demonstrate the hope, faith, and love of Jesus.
Prior to joining CURE Niger in 2021, Dr. Fasto served as a medical officer and as a general orthopedic surgeon at several hospitals and health centers in South Sudan, South Korea, and Ethiopia. In 2019, he joined the team at CURE Kenya, where he served as the program manager for training, research, and development.
Dr. Fasto received his medical degree at the University of Bahar El-Ghazal College of Medicine and Health Sciences in South Sudan and was a surgical fellow at the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH). He completed postgraduate training in pediatric orthopedic surgery at CURE Kenya in partnership with The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and through the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS).
In his spare time, Dr. Fasto enjoys spending time with his family, his friends, and with God. He is married to Anita and they have four daughters: Keji, Poni, Jowan, and Abong.
Jacob serves as the human resources manager for CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger. In this role, he manages hospital personnel, assists the management team, and coordinates the administrative activities. He is passionate about advancing the mission of CURE to heal more kids.
Prior to joining the CURE team, Jacob spent four years in the human resources department at Sogea-Satom Niger, Vinci Construction Group—and he did a stint at World Vision’s human resources department. He has his bachelors in communication from Technicien Superieur d’Etat, and he earned a Master 1 in Human Resources Management from ESIMAD Academy Niger.
When he’s not serving with CURE, Jacob enjoys playing the guitar and drums—and football! He is married to Armel, and they have a daughter, Malika.
Emanuel Mayaki serves as the spiritual director at CURE Niger. In his position, he is responsible for leading the spiritual life at the hospital. He guides patients, families, and staff by engaging in spiritual ministry activities. Emanuel served as spiritual director assistant from 2016 to 2021, so he is familiar with life at CURE Niger.
Emanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in English and humanities from Abdou Moumouni University. He has further developed his skills with training and professional development through various courses. Emanuel is excited to serve patients and their families in need of Jesus’s love.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading and learning. Emanuel is married to his wife, Dorcas, and they have a son, Josué Mainassara Emanuel.
Peace serves as a Quality and Patient Safety Manager at CURE Niger. She ensures the provision of efficient and effective leadership in quality improvement and patient safety.
Peace graduated from the Institute Superieure de Sante (College of Health) in Niamey, with a bachelor’s and master’s in nursing. Before coming to CURE, she worked as an intern in the emergency ward at National Hospital in Niamey for one year. She loves taking care of kids and having the opportunity to offer them a safe place and the assurance of receiving excellent medical treatment at CURE.
Outside of work, Peace enjoys swimming, spending time with her friends and family, and organizing different events.
Dr. Hama is a General Practitioner at CURE Niger responsible for consulting with patients and surgeons, as well as caring for patients staying in the hospital’s long-term care wing. In his role, he loves the challenge that comes with helping kids heal physically and emotionally as they integrate back into their communities.
Hama graduated from Abdou Moumouni University with his general practitioner’s license. Prior to joining CURE, he served as general practitioner at the Monde Action (an NGO) and at Clinique Pediatrique Antara.
In his spare time, he enjoys watching football, playing games, and walking in nature.
Dr. Amata serves as a Consultant Anesthesiologist at CURE Niger. Prior to joining CURE, he served in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. Over the years, Dr. Amata has served in a variety of locations, including Guyana, Kenya, the United States, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and Burkina Faso. He holds a postgraduate diploma in anesthesiology from the University of Benin in Nigeria and completed fellowships in pediatric anesthesiology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC; in pain management at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; and traditional Chinese medicine from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. In 2006, he became board-certified with the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
As a medical officer with CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger, Zalika consults with patients and assists surgeons in their medical evaluations. One of her favorite perks of working at CURE? She says, “I love kids!”
Zalika previously worked as a medical officer at National Hospital and Reference Hospital in Niger. She studied general medicine at the University Abdou Moumouni, and also specialized in nutrition. She holds a doctorate in medicine.
Zalika is married to Nasser and they have two children: Nabila and Al Amine.
Dr. Ousmane Hamady Issa has served as a part-time surgeon and surgical consultant at CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger since 2015. He’s also the Medical Director of another NGO called Hilfsaktion Noma, as well as head of the Noma Clinic in Niamey.
Dr. Issa received his doctorate in medicine from Abdou Moumouni University, a degree in microsurgery, and then specialized in plastic reconstruction through multiple training courses thereafter.
He has a passion for helping children with treatable disabilities through reconstructive surgery and increasing their confidence through his care.
Dr. Na Omi is a General Practitioner at CURE Niger, consulting with patients, medical staff, and families. At CURE, she loves giving children hope for the future.
She studied at Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC) in the Faculty of Health Science and Technology. Prior to joining CURE, she worked at Centre Hospitalier Regional (CHR) as a general practitioner in the pediatric department.
In her free time, she enjoys sewing and spending time with her family—including her husband, Amos.
Dr. Anthony Nesoah serves a General Surgeon at CURE Niger and has extensive exposure and experience in global and tropical surgery spanning over twenty years of training, studying, and working in multiple countries. Most recently, he worked as the Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at Presbyterian General Hospital in Kumba, Cameroon.
Dr. Nesoah holds degrees from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with additional training, fellowships, and certifications from a number of other institutions and organizations, including PAACS and COSECSA.
His wife, Joy, is a registered surgical nurse, and they live in Niamey with their son, Gilwiklund.
Dr. Uli Seeberger serves as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger. She obtained her license to practice medicine in 2006 in Germany and has worked as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Arnstadt, Germany since 2019. She has a Master of Science in International Public Health and has been a part of several medical mission trips to Africa and Asia between 2009 – 2019.