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Brief profile of Harry Monima, Nigeria’s renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon

Brief profile of Harry Monima, Nigeria’s renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Agiriye Monima Harry

By Michael Ogar

Dr Agiriye Monima Harry is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon having over 18 years of experience with a particular interest in Knee and Hip Arthroplasty.

He is a Fellow of the Medical College of Surgeons of Nigeria (Orthopaedics), West African College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons and FAO. He is a member of many reputable organisations amongst which are: Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigeria Medical Association, Nigeria Orthopaedic Association and SICOT.

He is an instructor for the American College of Surgeons on Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

He has a track record of meritorious service having occupied numerous capacities in Professional and Social Organisations. He served as the Assistant Secretary of, Association of Resident Doctors and was later elected the Secretary during his years as a resident doctor in National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. He has also served as the Secretary of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, Rivers State hospitals for many years.

He has been involved in other ad-hoc duties which include Membership of the State Technical Advisory Committee on Health, State Emergency Management Team for Relief of Flood and Fire Victims (Internally Displaced Persons) in 2011 and Vice-Chairman (Medical) Local Organising Committee for National Sports Festival 2011 hosted by Rivers State. He was also the Head of, the Medical Team for Rivers State contingent to the National Sports Festival held in Lagos.

He has vast experience in managing health services has been the Head of Department, Casualty in Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital between 2002 and 2006, Head Emergency Medical Services (EMS) between 2004 and 2013, Director Special Duties/EMS (2013), Director Medical Services, Ministry of Health (2013), and currently Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board (RSPHCMB).

He is a highly focused person, a consummate team builder and a motivator with a knack for results; as the Permanent Secretary/Executive Secretary Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board he is currently focused on improving access and quality of health care at the grass-root.

He has received numerous awards for his sterling contributions to human development, among which are those from Rotary Club, Nigeria Institute of Management, Nigeria Medical Association and eve Afrique. He has already been nominated for the prestigious Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, the event is scheduled for this February. He is sociable, kind-hearted and a great philanthropist.

He is a lover of good music, squash and travelling. He is happily married with two lovely children.

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