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Dr Joshua Bogunjoko 

International Director

In 1988, Joshua graduated from the University of Port Harcourt with a degree in medicine. In his first year of medical school, he felt the Lord’s call to missions. 

After graduation, Joshua joined ECWA Evangel Hospital in Jos, Nigeria, as a pre-registration house-officer and returned in 1990 for residency training in family medicine with the West African College of Physicians. 

He met his wife, Joanna, also a medical doctor in May 1993 and were married in November 1993. Joshua and Joanna started their ministry at the SIM Hospital, Galmi, in June 1995 as members of Evangelical Missionary Society of ECWA (EMS). 

In 1999, they left Niger for Briercrest Biblical Seminary in Canada where Joshua earned a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management. 

On their return to Galmi in June 2002, Joshua took on the position of chief medical officer and then director of the hospital. In 2006, Joshua became the SIM Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa and then In June 2013 as SIM International Director becoming the first non-Western and first African leader of SIM. 

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