Nigeria 2019 ANPA & NAPPSA Medical/Surgical/Ophthalmologic/Dental Mission Report.

On April 5-12, 2019, a multidisciplinary team of 70 healthcare volunteers from the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists (NAPPSA), under the leadership of their respective Presidents, Drs. Charmaine Emelife and Leo Egbujiobi, sponsored and conducted an extremely successful medical/surgical/ophthalmic/dental mission in the Federal […]

Medical Mission South Western Nigeria, 2019

It is with pleasure that I report another successful medical/educational mission to the South Western Part of Nigeria:   This past Medical Mission, led by Dr. Bisi Jagun took place between March 30 and April 12, 2019 and spanned 3 different States and 11 local government areas of Nigeria. The mission was organized by Mercy […]

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Springfield, IL (WGEM) —  Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced new directors for the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The governor announced Thursday Dr. Ngozi Ezike will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The governor’s office stated that Dr. Ezike is a board-certified internist and […]

ANPA 2018 Board Meeting @ Montego Bay, Jamaica

  Dear Colleagues, I am happy to report that we had a very successful business/board meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. An ideal location that provided the appropriate atmosphere for bold deliberations on how ANPA could leverage today for its future as we turn 25yrs in 2019. The board members and the membership in attendance, will […]

Stella Adadevoh’s 62nd Birthday.

Today’s Doodle celebrates Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the physician whose expertise and heroic efforts curbed the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014. Born in Lagos, Nigeria on this day in 1956, Dr. Adadevoh descended from a long line of respected scientists and statesmen. Dr. Adadevoh completed her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital West […]

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD Named to National Academy of Medicine

We are pleased to announce that Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, Deputy Director, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine — a distinguished lifetime designation that is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Dr. Odunsi is the first in Roswell Park’s history to be elected to the National Academy of […]

Study by Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD et al: Churches Can Help Reduce Heart Disease

The path to reducing rates of hypertension in black communities may start in the church pews, according to a new study by New York City researchers. Specially trained community health workers operating within faith communities in New York City were able to significantly reduce and manage hypertension in black communities, compared with health education alone, […]

Happy Birthday Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor

Dear Colleagues, As the Children of Dr Ajovi Scott- Emuakpor nicely put it, we are not promised tomorrow and so we must make the most of today. With that came the invitation to celebrate a great gentleman, an erudite scholar, the anchor of a large family who describe him as “our protector, our guide, our […]

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