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.
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.
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 NGO’s and has also held professorships at several educational institutions.
A native of Romania, George holds a BA in pastoral theology and education from the University of Bucharest, an MA 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. 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.
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. Ladu serves as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger. He has extensive experience in this field with previous positions as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and Program Director of the residency training program at CURE Kenya. He views serving children as his way of serving God.
Dr. Ladu is married to Anita Modi and is the father of three girls.
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 holistically preach the gospel to patients and their families in need of Jesus’ love.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading and learning. Emanuel is married to his wife Dorcas, and they’re expecting their first child in September 2022.
Dr. Diane Nahimana serves as an Anesthesiologist at CURE Niger. She graduated from the University of Burundi in 2007 and completed her post-graduate in anesthesiology-resuscitation at University Hospital Center in Burundi and at Cliniques Saint Luc in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the CURE team in August 2015.
Dr. Nahimana and her husband, Thierry, have four children.
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. Shelley Oliver serves as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at CURE Niger. She graduated from Wheaton College with degrees in chemistry and political science. After graduating, she completed a year of laboratory research at Argonne National Lab, Chicago, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories for scientific and engineering research. She attended medical school at Southern Illinois University, where she earned her medical degree in 2006. Dr. Oliver completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University in 2011.
Her introduction to CURE came in 2010 when she traveled to Kijabe, Kenya, for a month-long externship during her chief year of residency. She completed a sports medicine fellowship at Fairview/Minneapolis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in 2012. Dr. Oliver spent four years in private practice in Northern Colorado before the opportunity arose to pursue full-time work for two and a half years at CURE Philippines (Tebow CURE), followed by joining the team at CURE Niger.
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.