Countdown To ANPA @ 25

ANPA AT 25! Dr. Acho Emeruwa and I met at the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) convention. He intimated that there were many Nigerian physicians in the Americas and suggested that an organization be formed to help promote a healthier Nigeria and be a social network for Nigerian physicians in the Americas. Several […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

Looking Ahead: while reflecting on the past, present and utilizing the power of words and relationship building: I will start by congratulating the first female president of ANPA, Dr. Charmain Emelife, its executive members, all the ANPA Chapter chairs, their executive members, all ANPA members, and their families, on this 25th anniversary of the Association. […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

One of the founding members of ANPA. ANPA is the brain wave of one great Howardite – Dr. Iheanacho Emeruwa, supported by Dr. Dapo Popoola, Drs. Kpaduwa, Dr. Yinka Shoroye, Dr. Salako (rest in peace) and others. Unfortunately, we lost Dr. Shoroye on this ANPA journey. My good wishes remain with him. It was early […]

Writer Chika Unigwe is ANPA Featured Speaker, Tackles Sex Trafficking

Writer and author Chika Unigwe, also a prominent voice against the sex trafficking of African women, is FEATURED SPEAKER on Day 2 of ANPA’s 25th Anniversary Convention and Scientific Assembly. Her presentation titled “Sex trafficking and sex workers in the African Diaspora: Violence, Mental Health, and Other Ills” is scheduled for Friday at 9.30 am […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

Join an ANPA Committee! Every ANPA Member has a role! I look forward to coming with my family to each ANPA convention since that faithful ANPA 2009 in Abuja! Over 8 years, I served as ANPA Education Committee Chair, I saw the passion among ANPA members as committee members would take time to review personal […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

ANPA at 25 … I first heard of you in 1995 while a Jnr General Surgery Resident rotating at Riverside County Hospital, CA. I was at the nurses’ station writing in a patient’s chart (yes, doctors wrote with their hands before EMR). Along came a gentle Attending noting my last name paused to find out […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

“ANPA represents the professional interests of 4,000 plus physicians, dentists and allied health professionals of Nigerian birth, ethnicity or empathy in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean providing a platform for medical and scientific dialogue, on issues of health within North America, the Caribbean, and Africa, pertinent to persons of descent from the Nigerian […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

An Encounter with ANPA’s Eminence Grise I was your typical ANPA skeptic – never been to an ANPA event, nor even met an ANPA member, but felt certain that ANPA was a “waste of time”. All changed in the summer of 2008 at a welcome party in Columbus, OH, for a Nigerian who had recently […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

Wow! 25 years seem like yesterday. I remember when Dr. Yinka Shoroye invited a group of us to join him in the formation of ANPA. Since then the association has grown nationally and internationally. Special thanks to Acho and Meg Emeruwa who operated tirelessly from their home while Acho was the first Executive Director of […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

As a physician specializing in integrative medicine (internal medicine, medical acupuncture, herbal therapy and Chinese medicine I am a advocate for living a balanced life (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, mental and environmental). Blending my passion for health, wellness and dance led to my becoming a certified zumba instructor over ten years ago. Zumba is a […]

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