2011: Chicago, IL-Final Program

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Welcomes ANPA to the City of Chicago

As the 2011 ANPA Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference opens today, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, the new Mayor of Chicago, welcomed members to the Windy City. In a statement issued by the Mayor, he hailed ANPA as a worthy representative of “over 4,000 Nigerian born physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals in the United States and […]

Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu Reappointed Health Minister

President Goodluck Jonathan has left no one in doubt regarding his confidence in Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, who was the health minister in the previous administration. Chukwu was among a select few former ministers who underwent security screening and among the first batch of seven nominees to be submitted to the Senate, which swiftly confirmed him. […]

The Definitive Textbook on Global Regulatory Systems, by ANPA Member, Dr. Henrietta Ukwu

Regulatory and clinical professionals, professors and students now have a comprehensive guide to the complexities of drug approval and regulation around the world, with the first edition release of a new book by ANPA member, Dr. Henrietta Ukwu. The book, Global Regulatory Systems: A Strategic Primer for Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Registration is published by […]

Four Health Ministers in Four Years

Chikwe Ihekweazu makes a compelling case that the frequent change in leadership at Nigeria’s health ministry is disastrous for the country.

LASU Hosts Mentoring and Career Workshop for Medical Students on 20 July, 2011

On July 20, 2011, ANPA President, Dr. Fiemu Nwariaku, will be at the Lagos State University College of Medicine Campus in Ikeja  for the first ever mentoring and career workshop to be held for Nigerian medical students. The workshop is sponsored by the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), an organization once led by Dr. Nwariaku. The students […]

Renowned Obstetrician Professor Kelsey Harrison Keynotes 2011 ANPA Convention

Professor Kelsey Harrison, a Nigerian icon, renowned obstetrician and gynecologist, and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Scientific canadian pharmacy Conference of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA). His keynote address titled “The continuing high maternal mortality and morbidity […]

Chicago 2011 ANPA conference: Traditional or Western Attire?

As the ANPA national convention in Chicago this year looms I have been giving a lot of thought to what I am going to wear at the Gala on Saturday night after the conference. Normally I don’t spend time thinking about it but the last conference in Washington DC was impressive not only for the […]

The Lancet on Nigeria’s Health Bill

The Lancet editorializes the newly passed Health Bill, which is awaiting the assent of President Goodluck Jonathan. It summarizes the nation’s health challenges: “Life expectancy at birth averages just 54 years for both sexes. Maternal mortality is 608 per 100 000 livebirths, and the mortality rate for children younger than 5 years is more than double […]

Newspapers Rate Health Minister’s Performance (2)

Thisday, another Nigerian newspaper, today published its rankings of Ministers in the recently dissolved federal cabinet. It took a more pessimistic view of the performance of both the former Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu and the Minister of State in the health ministry, Alhaji Suleiman Bello. Both were rated below average. The newspaper was […]

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