Jireh Doo Foundation

Dr. Pat Metimilola


Dr. Pat Metimilola

Hardworking and very professional, I can work over long periods of time with very little supervision. Also, being very conversant with unit administration, human resource management is a skill that underlies the ease with which I can motivate co-workers to maximize their output. I schooled between 1960 and 1990 to qualify as a specialized medical practitioner and worked within the Nigerian Armed Forces medical services until the year 2000 when I retired and took over the coordination of the network of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria [NEPWHAN].

I remain very active in the HIV environment as a former coordinator of NEPWHAN, a position that proved very challenging. In 1998, the network had 5 registered support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs). This figure rose to over 520 early in 2008 due to vigorous activities of the network in the area of mobilization of PLWAs at the community level under my supervision.

Core Competences

  • Vast experience in human resource management
  • Qualified medical practitioner with special interest in Pediatrics
  • PLWA mobilization competence at community levels
  • Highly developed HIV counseling skills
  • Persuasive peer counseling skills
  • Good in public speaking and public protocols
  • Good meeting organizing skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Knowledgeable on HIV and AIDS issues and topics
  • Widely traveled in Nigeria and Africa with good communication skills
  • Good proposal development skills
  • Comfortable in budgeting
  • Computer literate with familiarity with the Microsoft office
  • Very good command of written and spoken English with fair communication competence in 2 Nigerian languages
  • Very good understanding of the Nigerian HIV/AIDS terrain
  • Good understanding of the donor community and the governments’ position regarding the HIV national response

Work experience

  • Nigerian Army Medical Corps between 1977 and 2000
    • Internship at Military Hospital in Kaduna 1978 – 79
    • Military Training at NDA 1980
    • As Commanding Officer of 1 Brigade Field Ambulance of the Nigerian Army between 1980 and 1985 I supervised the medical care of all troops located in and around Minna, Suleija, Kontagora, Lokoja, Keffi and Bida.
    • Fellowship program in Paediatrics at UCH between 1986 and 1990 during which I had the first exposure to HIV training
    • General staff officer 1 in charge of training for all medical personnel of the army medical corps at the corps headquarters up till 1993
    • Commandant Military Hospital, Benin-City between 1993 and 1996. This hospital catered for all forms of ailments including palliative care for HIV/AIDS. Consultants of various specialties headed the departments.
    • Acted as commandant of the corps training school in 1996/7
  • Network of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria [NEPWHAN] 2001 – 2009
    • Administration and personnel management of NEPWHAN since 2000 to 2007
    • Exposure to various trainings in different aspects of the HIV pandemics
    • Mobilization of PLWAs at community levels resulting in formation of over 100 support groups over a one year period
    • Building linkages and collaboration between numerous community based organizations located all over Nigeria
    • Establishment of organizational linkages to regional and global organizations
    • Training PLWAs and instituting home based care at support group level
    • Good resource mobilization skills – mobilized over 500 million naira in 5 years of NEPWHAN administration

Consultancies and part-time employments

  • NMOD-EPIC 2007 – 2017
  • HIFASS 2012 – 2018
  • DHML 2019 – date

Major achievements

  • Professionally rewarding Paediatric practice especially within the military medical services
  • Placing NEPWHAN firmly on the path of growth
  • Major building of knowledge base of PLWAs in counseling, community mobilization, care for the ill, home based care, psychosocial support and man management within the NGO circles
  • Establishment of a PLWA-friendly clinic
  • Opening up access to quality and affordable health services to military personnel, both serving and retired through DHML

Personal data

Name:                  Dr. Pat O Matemilola

Place and date of birth: Zaria, Nigeria;   22 December 1953

Home address:     Soke’s Compound, 40, Totoro Road, Ago-Owu, Abeokuta

Permanent postal address:     PO Box 10733, GPO Dugbe, Ibadan. Oyo State.

Mobile:                +234 8033061278; +234 7025092992; +234 8090995335

e-mail:                  patmatem@yahoo.co.uk

Nationality:           Nigerian               Marital status:               Married

Number and ages of children:          Four;           30, 27, 23 and 22 years

Educational background

  • University of Ibadan ———————————— 1972 to 1978
  • University College Hospital, Ibadan —————– 1986 to 1990
  • Certificate course in computer programming ——- 1994
  • Nigerian Army School of Finance and Admin —– 1997

Further Training/ Engagements

  • Counseling workshop for Doctors ——————– 1999
  • Concepts in Proposal development ——————- 2001
  • Elected coordinator NEPWHAN ——————— 2000
  • Counselor, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency —– 2001
  • Appointed member, National ARV committee —– 2001
  • Field supervisor, UNICEF AYFHS —————— 2001
  • Appointed member national Paediatric ARV committee — 2002
  • Close working relationship with government agencies, development partners, donor community and other HIV/AIDS stakeholders within the country
  • Appointed into GFATM country coord Mechanism [CCM] 2002
  • CiSNHAN capacity building workshop on advocacy ——– 2002

Major achievements

  • Professionally rewarding Pediatric practice especially within the military medical services.
  • Placing NEPWHAN firmly on the path of growth.
  • Efficient management of Ford Foundation grant.
  • Efficient management of HAF in activities spread all over Nigeria.
  • Management of Global Fund grants to NEPWHAN over 2 years
  • Management of ICASO supported Prevention and Treatment Advocacy Project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others.
  • Major building of knowledge base of PLWAs in counseling, community mobilization, care for the ill, home based care, psychosocial support and man management within the NGO circles.
  • Establishment of a PLWA-friendly clinic in Abuja.
  • FHI 360 Consultant on Support Group Transition from facilities into communities.
  • Consultant Shell Nigeria Company Wellness training Progam
  • Community mobilization consultant to RV 230 research project of NMOD EPIC – USDOD WRP-N