(NIGERIA MOMENT).

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the upcoming National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA) 6th Annual Scientific conference: “Promoting Global Health and Human Dignity in Diverse Populations” being held November 5-8, 2015, at Washington DC

NANNNA - Patience Ronke Akhimien

According to Patience Ronke Akhimiem, “the NANNNA is a voluntary organization set to better the health care system in Nigeria. We have members all over the United State and Canada. We go on medical and educational missions to Nigeria. We work directly with the Ministry of Health in Nigeria and we are well appreciated by the US White House for our humanitarian services to our home country.”

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Patience Ronke Akhimiem (center) with her colleagues at the NANNA Dinner

According to NANNNA’s website, it is estimated that there are over 6,000 nurses of Nigerian origin in the Americas. Our goal is to pull everyone together to foster each other’s personal and professional development and to contribute to better health-care system in Nigeria.

One of the core missions of NANNNA is to create opportunity for collaboration in the health-care community both locally and internationally to improve the Nursing profession and quality of health of American and Nigerian citizens and the

Vision:  The National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America is a united organization of Nigerian Nurses in North America working to improve the health and quality of lives of Nigerians at home and abroad.

Mission: To improve the health and well-being of Nigerians at home and abroad.

Goals:

1.  To improve the health and quality of lives of Nigerians

2.  To unite Nigerian Nurses in all the states of USA and Canada

3. To advocate for policies that impact the health and well-being of Nigerians at home and in North America.

4. To collaborate with the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery Council and related organizations to improve the standard of Nursing Education and practice in Nigeria.

5. To collaborate with other Nursing and civil society organization to improve nursing care and health in general.

6. To disseminate research findings and policies that relate to the Nigerian individual   health care needs to local, state, and federal agencies in order to improve the quality of health care to the Nigerian communities.