Tribute to Hope Ulaebuchukwu Okeke 1978 – 2012

Date: 8th June 2012

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Nigeria, 3 June 2012 – The tragic death of Hope Ulaebuchukwu Okeke, a respected nurse and humanitarian, has shocked and deeply saddened her colleagues in the WASH sector.

Hope, who was 34, worked for the SOS Children Villages Nigeria – Social Centre in Gwagwalada, a Local Government Authority Area in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Working in often challenging conditions, Hope was dedicated and committed to the development of Nigerian children; especially the poor and vulnerable. She embarked on several community health outreach programmes in Nigeria, as part of her mission.

In 2011 she played an active role promoting proper and sustainable hygiene practices in schools through teaching children of the Gwagwalada community, on the importance of to wash hands with soap and the importance of washing hands with soap. It was in pursuit of this cause, she embarked on a trip to Lagos where the plane she was onboard a plane which crashed in the suburb of Iju, outside Lagos. 

She hailed from Aguata within the Local Government of Anambra State, Nigeria. She received her secondary school education at Command Secondary School, Oko, Anambra State from 1992 to 1997, before proceeding to School of Nursing, Benue State in 2000 and graduated in 2003. She became a midwife in 2006 at the School of Midwifery, Makurdi.

Known for her professional integrity and dedication and generosity, Hope won the respect and admiration of colleagues in the humanitarian community.

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