ANPA-Carolinas: 2012 Report

ANPA-Carolinas ended the year 2012 with a grand end of year party on December, 1 2012 at the Ballantyne Resort. In attendance were Yele Aluko (past President ANPA) and Mike Etomi (ANPA President). Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, the Nigerian consul-General in  Atlanta also attended. The  occasion also marked the handover of leadership to the new executive committee […]

ANPA Chicago Feeds the Needy on Thanksgiving

The Chicago/Northwest Indiana Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America provided hot lunches for needy families at the Corpus Christi Church on November 22, 2012 during the Thanksgiving celebrations. The chapter as it had done in the last four years collaborated with the Haymarket Center for the event. Haymarket Center is a comprehensive […]

Nashville ANPA Board Retreat- Brief Report

Sent on behalf of ANPA President, Dr. Mike Etomi. Dear Board Members, The board retreat that just concluded in Nashville was indeed very successful as we engaged in robust discussions about moving ANPA forward. It started with the Friday night reception started by Dr. and Mrs. John Nwofia at their home. We had the opportunity […]

ANPA Member Receives $1 Million NIH and HRSA Grants to Study Mother to Child HIV Transmission

ANPA Member and Chair of the Education Committee, Dr. Echezona Ezeanolue, has received two US government research grants totaling $1 million, to study mother to child HIV transmission and aspects of primary care deliver to patients living with HIV/AIDS. The first, a highly coveted R01 grant from National Institute of Health/National Institute of Child Health […]

MDCN Registration deadline is December, 31 2012

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria registration waiver for Nigerian trained physicians practicing abroad expires December, 31 2012. ANPA had brokered a deal that waived the backlog of registration fees for Nigerian physicians abroad who plan to practice again in the country after a lapse in their registration with the council. The process to re-register is […]

Stakeholders Meeting: Report to the ANPA President.

September 4, 2012 REPORT TO THE ANPA PRESIDENT REGARDING THE STAKEHOLDERS MEETING FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL AND FOREIGN HEALTH MISSIONS, SIGNING OF MoU AND DISSEMINATION OF REPORT OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON NIGERIAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL CURRICULUM   Dear Mr President, It is with pleasure that I provide this report following […]

ANPA News Update.

ANPA just re-signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) this week in Abuja. The re-signing was because the FMOH expanded the MoU beyond MANSAG (UK) and ANPA to include CANPAD (Canada doctors), NANNA (US diaspora nurses) and Nurses Charitable Organization (UK). Dr Fiemu Nwariaku signed on behalf of ANPA. ANPA presented the Nigerian […]

Oyesiku Chairs the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS Nelson Oyesiku, MD  an ANPA member has been appointed Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Oyesiku was born in Nigeria where he graduated from St. Gregory’s College and received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan. He then attended the University of London, UK as […]

2012: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Download Final Program   Presentations Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease Robert J. Adams, MS, MD Strategy for the Control of Sickle Cell Disease Adekunle D. Adekile, MD Sickle Cell Disease: Where Are We? Adekunle D. Adekile, MD Acute Chest Syndrome of Sickle Cell Disease Kenneth I. Ataga, MD Health Information Technology: Drivers, Barriers, Benefits, Pitfalls […]

Nigerian Government forms Presidential Committee on Private Healthcare Infrastructure.

The Nigerian minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu recently inaugurated a twenty member committee on private healthcare infrastructure. The minister stated that “inefficiency in resource management has made it difficult for hospitals in Nigeria to meet up with best global practices. The associated failure to provide high-end medical services in many instances coupled with globalization has resulted in […]

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