About us


Team Leader Amb. Dr. Ugwu Ikechukwu Odo (MD, MB;BS, PGD-FM, MBA, MSC.)


Amb. Dr. Ugwu Iyke Odo holds an MB,BS degree from the University of Nigeria. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine from the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration and Masters of Science in Healthcare Management from the University of Port Harcourt Business School.
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He received several levels of training from the Saint Gregory’s Ultrasound Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria that accorded him the Makarso Accreditation in Ultrasonography.

Dr. Odo is a private investor in hospital and allied Healthcare Services. He owns and operates Meridian Hospitals Limited as its Group Medical Director. He also owns and operates Pyramids Diagnostic Services Limited as its Chairman/CEO. He is the Chairman/CEO Pyramid Integrated Services Limited. Dr Odo is the International President of Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation, a Nongovernmental Organization committed to health support campaigns in Nigeria through free medical missions, human capital development and social advocacy.

He is a professional with an eye for excellence and has an unwavering commitment to skill and business development as well as leadership. He believes in the future of the Nigerian Health System and is passionate about the drive for Universal Health Coverage as the vehicle for reversing the healthcare indices of Nigeria. He has numerous publications on Health and related contemporary leadership issues including:

  1. The Dangers That We Face: Being A Prism Perspective Of The Plight Of The Nigerian Doctor In Nigeria.
  2. Group Practice Among Nigerian Doctors: An Elusive Master Key.
  3. Managed Care: Strengthening Hospital Practice Through The Understanding Of Health Insurance Financing Model.
  4. Remaking The Nigerian Doctor And Rebuilding Our Health Sector: The Role Of The Private Doctor.
  5. Medical Entrepreneurship In Nigeria.
  6. Medical Tourism And Investment Options In Nigeria’s Healthcare System: The Role Of The Nigerian Medical Association And Other Stakeholders.
  7. Self Leadership.
  8. Redefining Excellence In Patient Care.
  9. The Private Health Sector In Nigeria: Surviving The Odds Of A Deprived Economy.
  10. Family Physicians: The Ideal Leaders And Managers In Healthcare Systems.
    And tens of others.

Dr. Odo is the National President of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN). This is the umbrella body of Nigerian doctors in private practice. It is the largest organization of doctors in Nigeria as an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and Full Member of the World Organization of Family Doctors. He holds tens of awards including the award of World Ambassador for Peace, United Nations POLAC; Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, Commonwealth University; The African Leadership Excellence Award in Medicine, London, 2018; Nigerian Medical Association, Rivers State Roll of Honours Award; Distinguished Medical Practitioner (DMP), AGPMPN; The Nelson Mandela Life Achievers Merit Award; Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award; International Project Excellence Award by the American Project Management Professionals; Icon of Medical Renaissance by ECOWAS Youth Council, etc.

Dr. Odo is a family man. He is married to Mrs. Doris Odo, a management consultant with whom he has four children. Dr Odo is a mentor of men, a community leader and an astute entrepreneur.




Miss. Wofai Obonga

A certified Quality Patient Safety and QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor. She is currently the quality assurance manager at MERIDIAN HOSPITAL Port Harcourt-a multi -specialist hospital. She is a member of the society for quality healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN). She previously has worked in a hospital as an innovation manager located in Lagos state and other industries. She has a cumulative experience of over 8 years in the health sector.
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She is a graduate of Human Anatomy, University of Calabar and a safety professional with the Institute of safety professionals Nigeria (ISPON).

She has attended various professional training that cut across hospital administration, general HSE and HSE supervision, quality management system, quality and patient safety (CIQPS) amongst others. She has over eight years working experience in the health industry and four years hands-on experience in the production, NGO and teaching industries. Some of her experiences include:

  • Working with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude major projects.
  • Coordinating projects schedules, and activities and tracks progress and result
  • Facility and personnel management
  • System audit
  • Data analysis for report system
  • Recruiting of new staff
  • Quality assurance/quality control checks
  • Organizing training on quality control
  • Approving funds for the general welfare of the domestic department
  • Inventory and stock taking
  • Scheduling yearly quality plan

She is passionate about quality assurance, quality control (QA/QC) in the health industry.



Administrator (Lagos)

Mrs. Onyinyechi Okoro

Mrs. Okoro Onyinyechi is the hospital branch administrator/marketing executive of Meridian hospitals annex .1, port Harcourt. She is a graduate of Applied Chemistry (B.sc) and a member Chemical Society of Nigeria. She has over 8years working experience in Administration / marketing having worked in the Oil & gas Sector as a major representative.


Manager, Business Development

Mr. Maxwell Ejikem

Maxwell Ejikem is a graduate of Accounting and Education from Imo State University Owerri. He also holds in view, a Masters’ degree in Education Management from University of Port-Harcourt. Maxwell is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) chartered.
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Max is the author of the book titled “The Youth and National Development”; a book that attracted the attentions/commendations of the Governors of Imo, Rivers and Bauchi states as well as other well meaning academics and people across Nigeria. An over ten years experienced Business Development Expert with a significant understanding of how business works. He has at different periods worked creditably for Unilever Nig. PLC and Multichoice Nigeria Ltd. Maxwell is currently the Business Development Manager of Meridian Hospitals Ltd where he has vigorously sustained the mandate to develop the Meridian Hospitals Business excellently. Amidst other great skills he has, he is self motivated and has quality business acumen; he is a problem solver, a team player and an effective communicator. Above all, he has integrity and is passionate for excellence.


Hospital Operations Coordinator

Dr. Abubakar Haruna (M.B.B.S)

A highly creative and innovative individual with cutting edge clinical skills and integrity. An industrious and dynamic young man with years of hard earned experience in medical and managerial skills. Goal getter, own positive initiative, analytic/numerical thinker.
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Enthusiastic, energetic, good leadership and organizational skill with good command of English language. Good working knowledge of current IT tools.
With ability to work in a cross cultural environment and as a team player.
Highly trainable and dedicated to saving lives.


Chief Matron

Mrs. Francisca Nzeako

She is a product of school of Midwifery Holy Rosary Maternity Hospital Onitsha, Anambra State where she had her registered midwifery certificate. Her zeal in medical profession made her to go in for her general nursing after some years of experience.
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She had her registered nursing certificate at school of nursing, our lady Lourdes hospital, Ihiala, Anambra state. After some years of experience, she went in for her public Health Certificate which she went to River state of science and technology Nkpolu Port Harcourt in 2008 – 2010(course 030)and she came out with upper credit as a registered public health officer, she at the same time had her two weeks training for Family Planning at PPF Moscow Road, P.H and her BLS certification is on the pipeline.


Coordinator/Counsellor (De Novo Fertility Unit)

Mrs. Ethna Onyedikachi Iwuchukwu

Iwuchukwu Ethna Onyedikachi is a wife, mother, Gospel minister and a Career woman. By God’ grace she strive daily to achieve excellence in all these areas without missing out in any.
Her quest to succeed in her career motivated her to study and acquired more knowledge in various health related fields.
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These include Nursing, midwifery, public health, post graduate diplomas (PGD) in hospital and Health services Administration, HIV Education/counselling and management, and master’s degree in public Health (MPH) all acquired in various institutions in Nigeria namely, Mater Misericordae Hospital Afikpo, Rivers State college of Health and science, Imo State university and National Open University of Nigeria respectively between 1987 to 2008. She has also been attending related seminars and workshops to improve her career performance one of which is on Basic Vaccinology in Accra Ghana.

Her career paths have been challenging yet interesting, consistent and fulfilling.

Her 30 years working experience cut across industries and hospitals some of which are direct patient care and others Administrative roles.

Some of the organisations she has worked for include: Harley clinics and maternity, Belhope plastics industry, Meridian Hospitals, First Rivers Hospital, and Save a Life Mission hospitals then back to Meridian hospitals all in Port Harcourt.
She has worked in various capacities both as a nurse/ midwife, industrial/ public health officer, Hospital Administrator and counsellor.

Presently she is the coordinator/ counsellor of De Novo Fertility Unit, Meridian Hospital Port Harcourt.


ICT Manager/Statistician

Mr. Faleye Ayodeji Emmanuel

Faleye Ayodeji Emmanuel holds a BSc in Statistics from the University of Ilorin. He is a Certified Analytics Professional, competent, accurate and efficient statistician/Data Analyst. He gathers facts from figures as data and analyses the data for better performance. He has excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and of computer hardware/software systems.
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Expertise in Data Centre Management and Data Governance, Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration and network installation. He is a proficient Programmer, Database Administrator, excellent in Computer Desktop Publishing, Graphics Designing, and Website Designing, he worked in this capacity in JKK Electronic Test Company (ETC) and Immenso Media Technologies. He has over 10 years of experience in Data Management.
He is currently the ICT Manager of MERIDIAN HOSPITALS LIMITED, where he designs, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures. Ensures security of data, network access and backup systems. Managing information technology and computer systems, Controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations. He also acts in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy.


P.A, Medical Director

Mr. Okon Ekpo

Mr. Okon EKPO has a long history and experience in his career that has established him as an immensely resourceful human and material manager. Passionate, deeply intelligent, multidisciplined in skill, multifaceted in his goal directed response to complex challenges and multitalented, he has brought unmatched skills to bear on various highly successful tight-schedule projects. He is extremely dependable.
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He joined the Meridian Team in 2011 as the Personal Assistant to the Medical Director of Meridian Hospitals. Owing to his hard work, selfless service, dedication and humility which are his core attributes, he was promoted within 12 months of resumption to the position of Secretary/Executive Assistant to the Group Medical Director/CEO of the hospital. He began his administrative career in 2008 as the pioneer Personal Secretary/Administrative Assistant to an erudite Professor of Physiology in the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar.

Mr. Ekpo pioneered the establishment of a thriving health maintenance organization – Century Medicaid Services Limited as the Secretary to the Chairman/CEO. He is Secretary to the Chairman/CEO, Pyramids Integrated Services Limited; Secretary to the Chairman/CEO, Pyramid Diagnostic Services Limited – an allied medical diagnostic support outfit. He is also Secretary to the International President, Pilgrims Africa Health Foundation (an NGO) as well as Personal Secretary to the National President, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) – the most populous association of Nigerian private doctors.

He is a product of the prestigious University of Calabar, Calabar where he graduated in 2006/2007 set with Bachelors of Science (Honours) from the renowned Institute of Oceanography. He has attended several conferences, seminars and professional development trainings on customer service, leadership, management principles and operations both in the country and abroad including Department of Global Health E-Learning Program of the University of Washington where he was awarded certificates in Clinical Management of HIV and Leadership and Management in Health in June and December 2018 respectively. He has over the years contributed immensely to the growth and expansion of Meridian Hospitals.


Head, Pharmacy

Mrs. Anna Zaccheus

Anna Zaccheus is a qualified, licensed Pharmacist and a Clinical Pharmacist with over 10 years of practical experience in her specialty. She graduated from the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State, Nigeria with Second Upper Division.
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Anna’s leadership career has progressed in parallel with her pharmaceutical oversight functions over the last 10 years.
In June 2014, Anna joined Meridian Hospitals Limited in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where she currently functions as the Head of Pharmacy Division. She supervises over 14 other certificated pharmacists including Pharmacy Technicians.
Anna Zaccheus has received numerous commendations for hard-work in the course of her career life.
She has contributed immensely in her field of endeavour, and has groomed several pharmacy technicians and Industrial Trainees posted to the Hospital.
Anna lives in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State with her family and blessed with children.


Head, Medical Records

Mrs. Deborah George

She has over six years’ experience working as MRO/M&E/AC (Adherence Counselor), and implementation of Health Systems Strengthening of HIV/AIDS / TB projects. The scope of her experience includes documentation of patients’ data strengthening of M&E systems, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Care and treatment of pediatric and adult HIV supported site on the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS), USAID funded project as an Assistant Technical Officer – M&E, where She coordinated the project monitoring and evaluation system, in addition to supervision of other medical record staff.
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Also served as a consultant for providing capacity building and skill transfer to Staff of Government-owned Public health facilities, Local Government and State Implementation teams, State Ministry of Health, State Agency for Control of TB/HIV/AIDs, and LACA to ensure implementation of high quality integrated HIV care and support activities in a bid to eliminate Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and stem the tide of Pediatric HIV infection through quality PMTCT service delivery. She works with facility and State M&E teams to ensure the use of appropriate reporting tools, preparation of high quality reports and support stakeholders in the use of evidence-based data for decision making. Working with stakeholders has greatly improved ownership and sustainability of quality service provision. Proficient in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools and data analysis platforms that include DHIS 2.0, Nigerian Health Management Information System (NHMIS), NNRIMS and LAMIS, She is excellent in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint and statistical software packages such as Epi-Info and SPSS.

Core competencies in Analysing data, capacity building, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation. excellent communication skills, report writing, documentation, leadership, organizational and stakeholder management skills. an effective team player with skills in the use of project data to drive results oriented program planning able to multi task effectively with little or no supervision, and pay attention to details.

Committed to excellence, and highly passionate about contributing to the achievement of organizational goals and making a difference.


Head, Security

Mr. Clement Michael

Clement Michael is the Head of Security Department of Meridian Hospitals. He is a dedicated professional security officer with over 15 years’ experience spanning initial role as security officer and progressing into supervisory position as head of security department of Meridian Hospitals. He is a K – 9 and Soniac Security Limited trained and certified security officer for a combined period of one year.
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He is proficient with interrogation, diligent observer, work well in team environments, enforce regulatory compliance. He has previously worked as a hospital security officer in Atlantic Medical Centre located in Port Harcourt.

He holds SSCE and he has also attended various professional training on Public Safety and Security.

Some of his experiences include:

  • Managed staff schedule for all shift and minimize overtime costs.
  • Developed procedures for the emergency response and crisis management, physical security, information protection and incident management.
  • Evaluate and document employee performance and provide feedback.
  • Improved productivity by ensuring new officers understand all post order procedures and protocols.
  • Hands on experience with video surveillance software and monitoring properties for trespassing and suspicious activities.
  • Promoted safe work practice and response to emergency situation.
  • Maintained organization image, integrity and reputation.
  • Maintained accountability for keys in line with standard operating procedures for offices and apartments.
  • Cross-collaborated with various security agencies (e.g. Police), ensuring the safety of life and property.
  • Implemented periodic patrol to ascertain security status.
  • Proficient with the use of Walkie talkies and other communication equipment to stay in contact with security personnel.
    His philosophy is: SAFETY ALWAYS


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