ANPA Is 25: Highlights Of The Recent Convention.

ANPA celebrated its 25th anniversary at the recent 2019 Annual Scientific Convention and Assembly at the Capital Hilton, Washington DC.

It started with a welcome reception at the Smithsonian African Art Museum.

Aham Onyike, MD. Chair ANPA National Capital.
Charmaine Emelife, MD, ANPA President.


The convention kicked off on Thursday, June 27 with the singing of the American and Nigerian national anthems and opening speech by the ANPA president, Charmaine Emelife, MD, MHA, FASN.




. Dan Nwankwo Lecture was given by Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, Professor of population health, NYU School of Medicine: Burden of hypertension in women of African descent: opportunities for improvement.




Doris Nwankwo and Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD
Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u, MBBS, MSc. Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist University of Jos Teaching Hospital, Nigeria: Understanding the mental health and psychosocial needs of internally displaced persons across IDP camps in Nigeria.
Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Executive Chair/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission: National Health and Developmental Initiatives: Role of the Diaspora.
Presidential Round Table Discussion: Disruptive Innovations to Improve Healthcare and Training in Nigeria. Panelists L to R: Chnyera Anyaogu, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Ben Nwomeh, Charmaine Emelife (ANPA President) and Fiemu Nwariaku.
The keynote address was given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Doctors as storytellers.
Chimamanda with Past and Present ANPA Presidents: L to R: Mike Etomi, Yele Aluko, Johnson Adeyanju, Charmaine Emelife (President) and Emma Okafor.
Chimamanda with ANPA Executive Committee. L to R Stanley Okoro, Johnson Adeyanju, Chris Okunsri and Charmaine Emelife (ANPA President)
Large attentive audience during the Keynote speech.
Professor Ben Nwomeh, Co-chair program Committee escorted the keynote speaker to the podium.
The Inaugural Distinguished Professor Ajov B Scott-Emuakpor Lecture was given by Hauwa Ibrahim JD, SJD, ML. President The Peace Institute, Sudbury, American University Washington College of Law
Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor makes a brief remark after the inaugural lecture.
Hauwa Ibrahim with Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor
Hauwa Ibrahim received a plaque from the ANPA President after the inaugural lecture.
Hauwa Ibrahim received a plaque from the ANPA President after the inaugural lecture.
Chika Unigwe, Ph.D. Writer, Author: Sex Trafficking and Sex Workers in the African Diaspora: Violence, Mental Health, and other ills
L to R: Hauwa Ibrahim, Charmaine Emelife (President) Chike Unigwe.
Post-election Healthcare Agenda: A Stakeholders Summit. L to R: Chris Okunseri (ANPA President-elect), Bola Olowu, FMOH; Ibrahim Wada, NISA Premier Hospital Abuja; Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary NUC; Charmaine Emelife, ANPA President; Professor Ben Nwomeh, Chair Program Committee, Zainab Yunusa-Kaltungo, former CMAC Gombe Teaching Hospital and Professor Abba Waziri Hassan, Chair MDCN.
Ladies Hat and Tea Event: Fundraiser for ANPA Community Programs.
Ladies Hat and Tea organizing Committee.
The convention concluded with the ANPA Annual Gala. ANPA President addresses the members and their guests.
ANPA President with NAPPSA President and President-elect.
Aishatu Armiya’u and Hauwa Ibrahim with the ANPA President.
Professor Abba Waziri Hassan, Chair MDCN with a Guest
Bola Olowu, MD. FMOH
Founding members of ANPA posing with the President: L to R Acho Emeruwa, Emma Okafor, Obinna Maduka, Julius Kpaduwa, Yele Aluko, John Ijem, Abraham Osinbowale, Festus Dada and Michael Kuyinu.
ANPA Carolinas Donated $10000 raised from its recent Charity Golf event in Charlotte. This will support ANPA medical missions.
ANPA Exceptional Contribution 2019 Award Recipient: Chinyere Anyaogu, MD
ANPA Exceptional Contribution 2019 Award Recipient: Clifford Eke, MD




























1 Comment

  • Abraham Osinbowale, MD, July 4, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

    Good job, Tagbo and thanks for your your excellent documentation and all you do for ANPA. Keep the ANPA flag flying!
    Abraham Osinbowale, MD

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