I am Paschal Achunine, and I am the brain behind Firstresponsetips, a first aid awareness blog.

I am a visionary leader and pioneer Executive Director of Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), a not-for-profit organization that pays the hospital bills of and provide intervention for indigent and vulnerable patients in public hospitals. HEI also gives timely support to patients who require emergency medical attention, especially post-crash care for accident victims, as well as provide certified training to citizens on First Aid, CPR, AED and Crowd Control.

Under my watch HEI has earned several awards including the Best Supporting NGO award from Lagos State Health Service Commission (the regulatory arm of Ministry of Health). Very recently, (November 2020), HEI was picked among the top 24 organizations/individuals that supported the fight against Covid-19 through the distribution of PPE for health workers in Africa. I was also enlisted among the league of extraordinary Nigerians by Nigeria Info FM in June 2021.

I have also been actively involved, for many years till date, in various charity initiatives including an empowerment program for widows in the Bariga slum and a soup kitchen for indigent children in Makoko.

Before plunging fully into social work, I had worked in various commercial banks including UBA Plc, NNB Plc, Intercontinental Bank Plc, Bank PHB, ETB and Sterling Bank Plc handling strategic and turnaround responsibilities in Corporate banking, operations, commercial and retail segments of the banks.

I hold a B.Sc degree in Public Administration from Abia State University Uturu, and an MBA from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), both in Nigeria.

I am continually driven by a dissatisfaction with status quo in his home country, Nigeria, where over 60% of the population live in dehumanizing conditions. This drive further finds its root in his faith as a believer of Jesus Christ. I am married with three children.