- Dr Obute Biography
- Welcome Message
Founded over 2 decades ago as a private initiative, Adonai Hospital is an ultramodern, multi-specialist and multi-practice medical facility located in Mararaba, Nasarawa State near Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.
Supported by comprehensive state-of-the-art medical hardware and a highly motivated team of experienced health professionals, the facility provides care for thousands of residents and has a growing clientele profile of medical tourists from other parts of Nigeria, West-Africa and beyond.
Clinicians and other health professionals at Adonai are constantly evolving new strategies and approaches to patient care based on the most recent and up-to-date scientific evidences. The hospital has a strong research inclination and health personnel at Adonai have a long-standing tradition of rigorous peer engagement via constant seminars, mortality and morbidity reviews and other clinical meetings.
Adonai is committed to health advocacy for the vulnerable in resource-poor settings. Under its Widows, Children-of-the-Poor & Indigent Aged (WICOPIA) project, eligible patients are offered alternatively funded access to life-saving healthcare services.
In all, patient care and positive clinical outcomes are the key objectives to activities at our centre and we are proud to have the privilege of being acclaimed as one of the leading, multi-specialist medical practice and destination of choice for medical tourism in the Abuja-Nassarawa axis of Nigeria.
The Chief Medical Director of Adonai Hospital, 56 year old Dr Godwin Adakole Obute was born in Benue State, Nigeria. He trained at the prestigious University of Jos medical school and obtained the MBBCh medical degree in 1983. He is also a diplomate of the Faculty of Family Medicine of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
Dr Obute is a Fellow of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) and is currently the elected Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the professional body. He is also active on the professional network of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Healthcare Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN).
Beginning his medical career in 1984, Dr Obute has had varying and in-depth experiences as a physician and surgeon, working in the public and private sector healthcare delivery systems. His commitment to best practice and the highest professional ethics have always lent credence to his exceptional personality and charisma. These qualities have been brought to bear hugely on medical practice by all cadres of health professionals at Adonai Hospital, where standards, ethics and quality of care remain frontline guiding principles.
The CMD of Adonai Hospital is also a recipient of the Fellowship of the Institute for Health Insurance and Managed Care of Nigeria (IHIMN) and is an Ambassador for Peace of the United Nation’s Peace Federation.
He founded Adonai Hospital about 20 years ago as a holistic healthcare provider to cater for the health needs of all population groups irrespective of social status. Over the years, Adonai Hospital has demonstrated an uncommon passion for the care of pregnant women and children and provision of healthcare access for indigent widows, the aged and children of the poor.
Happily married with children, Dr Obute is immensely popular among the local communities in the Mararaba area of Nasarawa State – an admixture of population groups that cuts across social strata. He is the people’s doctor; living with them and working for them. Through the Adonai Foundation, he has been able to reach out even more, providing healthcare and rehabilitation to the indigent and stigma-prone, including victims of girl-child abuse, children of the poor, the abandoned aged, people living with HIV/ AIDS and indigent widows.
Dr Obute has successfully championed healthcare access for these vulnerable, resource-poor and stigma-prone population groups over the decades. His vision is to continue to enlarge opportunities for quality healthcare access at Adonai to strengthen the Hospital’s mandate as a bastion of care, rehabilitation and succour for the resource-poor setting in which Adonai is situated.
Welcome Message From Dr Godwin A Obute
When I began to practice medicine about three decades ago, it appeared that the burden of healthcare delivery in Nigeria was not as heavy as it is today. The variance however is only relative. At that time, many sick people in the population simply did not visit the hospitals to receive care; there was a prevailing ignorance about the causes of diseases. People fell ill and died believing that their illnesses were occasioned by some strange spiritual forces and that medical science would not offer them any reprieve.
Today, the story has changed. Though ignorance is still a force to be contended with by the health system in Nigeria, it is of a different dimension. Today, unlike 30 years ago, the number of the sick seeking care tragically outweighs available and accessible healthcare. In the public facilities, medical personnel are in transit and are at a ratio to the sick in a manner so disproportionate that both the patients and physicians are always dazed! There is also of course, a dearth of healthcare spending resources for many patients, leading to poor compliance with treatment and a high rate of discontinued hospital attendance.
The story is not too different in many private hospitals and medical facilities across Nigeria. In many instances, especially in the rural areas, private medical practice can best be regarded as ‘mushrooming’, unrefined and non-evidence based due to paucity and non-existent basic components such as a laboratory. In the few high-grade private hospitals and healthcare facilities, the cost of care in private is usually so exorbitant that they are the exclusive privilege of the rich and their dependants.
Where then should the average person seek medical care in Nigeria? What guarantee is there for the individual seeking care in a health facility of quality? How best can the hospitals provide efficient, effective and ethical healthcare that is affordable without lowering the standards of quality of care?
About 20 years ago, I founded Adonai Hospital in Mararaba, Nasarawa State to provide answers to these questions. I have been fortunate to have had the assistance of very passionate medical professionals who shared in the vision of providing quality healthcare to all categories of population groups at a cost that is affordable with a guarantee of the highest quality of care possible. The road we have travelled has been challenging but fulfilling.
Our vision for the future is to broaden our capacity, to meet more needs, to continue to lower the cost of care and by so doing widening the gate of healthcare access to more people. Emphasis over the last decade has been on strengthening Adonai as a medical-technology-driven centre in healthcare delivery – that is not going to change. We will continue to invest heavily also in human resources to ensure that the professional competence that has ensured our capacity to deliver quality health care is not compromised.