Regional President:
WONCA Africa 2021-2023

Dr Dan Abubakar (Nigeria)

Dr Dan Abubakar Momodu is a family doctor (Rural Medical Practitioner) born on 7th Feb 1959 at Auchi in Edo State of Nigeria.

He graduated from the School of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences of the University of Benin, Nigeria, in 1985 with an MB; BS degree. After that, Dr Abubakar gathered experience with a one-year internship at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin City from 1985 to1986; a compulsory one year National Service (NYSC) in Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited from 1986 to 1987. He also worked with Cross River State Ministry of Health 1988-1992 (Nigeria) and in various hospitals within Cross River State, all in rural areas.

Dr Abubakar is also Founder and CEO/Medical Director of Danex Medical Centre Ltd Ugep 1992 - date; Dedanex Ventures ltd ( pharmaceuticals / Laboratory equipment / Construction of Rural Health Facilities 1996 -date; Danerella Health Promotion Initiative an NGO on prevention and wellness issues on health; Divine Hope Initiative CBO community-based organisation on HIV/AIDS activities including Care & Support. An active member of Rotary international district 9142 as Charter president, past president and Assistant Governor zone 17; Active member of Nigerian Red Cross as Divisional Chair; and Active member of Association Of General and private medical practitioners of Nigeria.

In WONCA, Dr Abubakar has served as Secretary WONCA Africa Region from 2016 to 2018 and President-Elect for the Africa Region from 2018 to 2021. He is also founder and Chair of WONCA Rural Africa WoRA since 2017, launched in Pretoria, South Africa. He also played a crucial role in the introduction of the YDM Africa Region in Prague in 2013, where he still serves as a mentor.

Dr Abubakar has been in multiple WONCA world conferences since 2004 and regional conferences including South Africa (thrice), Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Poland, Australia, Denmark, Austria, Brazil, Prague, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia India (twice), and Sri Lanka. 
Passionate for WONCA, he believes that every single member of our organisations “should be sensitised about WONCA and encouraged to participate”.

Dr Abubakar is married to Janet Dan Abubakar, a Principal Nursing Officer/head of Nursing Administration at Danex Medical Centre Ltd Ugep. Of their five children, four are university graduates in medical sciences, with the last one completing university education soon.

Dr Abubakar also describes himself as Businessman and Politician. His hobbies are travelling, reading and humanitarian services.
 

Regional President:
WONCA Africa 2021-2023