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Dr. Godwin Okonkwo
DR. Godwin Okonkwo is a Medical Nutrition Therapy Specialist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps treat medical conditions using specifically tailored diets. As the Medical Director/CEO of Basif Healthcare Inc. and its non-profit arm Kerygma Research & Training Institute, Dr. Godwin has helped several patients suffering from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and hypertension on their path to total recovery.
He is a medical doctor, author, public speaker, lecturer, entrepreneur and a trailblazer in the field of functional medicine with particular emphasis on the role of functional nutrition in cancer patients and their survival rates with or without additional treatments. He is a foremost expert in Nutritional medicine in West Africa as he has an infectious passion for the field and is currently the only lecturer in functional nutritional medicine in Nigeria. He is the current Head of the Department of Nutritional Medicine at the Lagos State College of Health Technology.
A distinguished scholar who has dedicated his life-long research to actualize his favorite quote “THE DOCTOR OF THE FUTURE WILL NO LONGER TREAT THE HUMAN FRAME WITH DRUGS, BUT RATHER WILL CURE AND PREVENT DISEASES WITH NUTRITION” by Thomas Edison. He has studied at the prestigious UCH, Ibadan, St Luke’s School of Medicine, University of Science, Arts and Technology, Montserrat and National College of Natural Medicine. He also serves on several medical bodies home and abroad in different capacities, such as:
Consultant/ of Nutritional Medicine in NCPNM
Founding member of the Society of Emergency Medicine Practitioners of Nigeria (SEMPON), to mention but a few.
When Dr. Godwin is not on medical or lecturing duties, he engages in public speaking as he has advised numerous public health programs throughout Africa on issues of Cancer management and public health management. He is a passionate minister of the gospel and he has also authored several Christian books on cancer and nutrition in the tropics.