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November 8th, 2018 people from around the world converged at The Westchester Marriott Hotel, White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY, to participate in the in the 9th annual NANNNA scientific conference and Gala night The theme: is Global Health Priorities, Building Partnerships for a healthy and sustainable global village.”. The three-day annual conference which started on Thursday 20th and ended on Sunday 23rd was put together by National Association oF Nigerian Nurses In North America (NANNNA)local Organizing Committee members (LOC) headed by Mrs. Idy Udosen.

The well organized, well attended 9th annual NANNNA conference drew a large number of participants from Nigeria, Europe South America, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean, and all the states in the US, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii. In attendance were Professors, Dean of Faculties, scientists, renowned doctors, captains of industries, Government officials, Heads of government parastatals, Media gurus, School chancellors, The theme of the conference, ” Global Health Priorities, Building Partnerships for a healthy and sustainable global village. was designed to bring new ideas, challenge perspectives and facilitate the growth of nurses and other healthcare practitioners by providing new ways to be a catalyst for change in advancing healthcare at the local, national and global levels.

This year conference featured great speakers from academics, professional bodies, not for profit organization, policymakers and global health experts who showcased the best practices and scientific evidence-based systems for sustainable global initiatives and participants reflected and discussed the implementation strategies to strengthen the health systems for global initiatives.

NANNNA 2018 Conference PHOTO RECAP

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Global Health Priorities: Building Partnerships for a Healthy and

Sustainable Global Village

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the upcoming National Association of Nigerian
Nurses in North America (NANNNA) 9th Annual Scientific Conference: " Global Health Priorities:
Building Partnerships for a Healthy and Sustainable Global Village” being held November 8-11, 2018,
at Westchester Marriott Hotel, 670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Abstracts will be considered for podium and poster presentations at the conference. Abstracts will be selected that best highlight any of the sub-themes listed below based on research, current trends, and evidence-based practice. Abstracts should clearly specify how the work contributes to the current state of science and global health. Areas of special interest should reflect the conference theme. (Only abstracts for completed research/projects will be considered for podium presentation. Abstracts for
“research/projects in progress may be submitted for poster presentation only).

 Global Health
o Leadership and Collaborative approaches to Global Health Challenges
o Improving global health through Education and Technology
o Improving global workforce crisis
o Policy and politics in global health
o Global Health Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nursing Students and Graduates
o Global Volunteerism for community health improvement
o Violence: Global health issue
 Emergency preparedness at the community level
o Addressing communicable disease epidemics
o Chronic diseases management at community level
 Building partnerships and investing in innovative solutions
o Innovative solutions to maternal and child health
 Future of Nursing: Leading change, advancing health
o Nursing role in UN Sustainable Developmental Goals
o Knowledge transfer: Bridging gaps

 Abstracts should contain the following information: Title, Author(s), Credentials and Affiliations, Background/Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion.
 All selected authors will complete an Activity Planning Grid and a Conflict of Interest/Biographic data form for their abstracts to be published and presented.
 Authors may indicate their preference for abstracts to be considered for Poster or Oral presentation, however, final determination will be made by NANNNA Abstract Review Committee.
 All accepted Posters should be of Standard Size (36×48 inches) on white background and conform to above description.
 The body of abstracts should be 300 words or less.

 Submit abstracts by clicking the image below by May 31, 2018:

Successful applicants will be notified on or before July 1, 2018.
All presenters must register for the conference in order to present their abstract.
Please note: Registration fee does not include hotel and travel costs. Participants need to make their own visa, hotel and travel arrangements.
International Travels:
Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a confirmation receipt, which you will need to attach to your visa application. For detailed information about applying for a visa, refer to the US Department of State web site. What is the process to obtain a visa?

For questions regarding abstract content, please contact Dr. Emilia Iwu ( or Dr. Ngozi Mbibi (
For technical questions related to abstract submission, please contact Dr. Andrew Awoniyi (
Visit NANNNA website at for additional conference information. We look forward to seeing you at the convention in New York.

Event Agenda for 2018 Conference – Read this

Welcome Social

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:30pm -9pm
Welcome by New York Chapter  Opening Ceremony: Attend this reception and relax with your fellow
colleagues from all over the globe on the eve of our Conference on Global Health Issues. You can look
forward to a night with traditional African music and “get-to- know you” social event

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:00pm -7:30pm
Join us on the opening day of the Exhibit Hall. Visit with vendors, learn about products, activities, resource
opportunities available to you that could help improve your practice globally and also network with new
friends and long-time colleagues.

First Timers

We know that it’s hard to be a newbie. Where to go? What to do? Will I have any one to talk to? Don’t stress.
Each year, more than 100 new participants from around the globe are first timers.

 Experience exceptional learning
 Hear outstanding presentations
 Make YOUR voice heard—UNITED in Health
 Network with colleagues and peers
 Advance excellence in Global health
 Share ideas and wisdom on responding to change in Global health
 Visit attractions in a city that never sleeps!

Thursday, November 8, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm 
10:00 – 12:00noon
Improving Practice through Educational Partnership
12:00 – 1:00pm
Joint meeting – National Executive & New York Chapter
Leadership and Collaborative approaches to Global Health Challenges
3:30 – 4:30pm
Improving global health through Technology
Emergency preparedness at the community level
5:00 – 6:00pm
Domestic Violence: Public health issue
6:00 –7:00pm
Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence: Men’s voice
7:00 -7:30pm
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
7:30 – 9:00pm
Welcome by New York Chapter & OPENING CEREMONY
Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 – 7:50am
Registration & Breakfast
Plenary Session
7:50 – 8:00am
President’s Welcome
8:00 – 8:10am
Education Chairperson Overview
8:10 – 9:00am
Keynote Address
9:00 – 10:00am
Leadership and Policy: Education and Practice Views (Global Panel Discussion)
10:00 – 11:00am
The Future of Nursing: Education and Practice Views (IOM Panel Discussion)
11.00 – 11:15am
Concurrent Session
11:15am – 12:15pm
Global/Mental Health Perspective
Global Volunteerism for community health improvement
12:15 – 12:30pm
Poster Exhibition
12:30 – 2:00pm
Global Health Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses
Concurrent Session
2:00 – 4:00pm
Knowledge transfer: Bridging the gap
Improving global workforce crisis
Nursing role in UN Sustainable Developmental Goals
Plenary Session
4.00 – 5.00pm
Reducing the Global Burden of Chronic Diseases through Evidence-Based Practice
Innovative solutions to maternal and child health
5:00- 5:30pm
Vendors Appreciation
Closing Remarks & Evaluation
New York at Night Tour ***** complimentary for those who register before June 30, 2018
Saturday November 10, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Nursing Leadership/Education in Nigeria
1:00pm – 2:00pm
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Photo Shoot & “Green Carpet” Session
8:00pm – 2:00am
Fund Raising Gala Night
Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:00am – 10:00am:
Spirituality and healing /Closing Ceremony


_________________________________________________________Continuing Education Units will be provided by Axxess Consult Inc 

Axxess Consult Inc. is a accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation

Participants in activities are advised that accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed.


2018 Abia State Education/Health Mission 01/03 – 05/2018

The Abia state mission was mostly education to introduce the Team based Care in Federal Medical Center, Umuahia with a one day community outreach. Sub topics chosen for the team based care was the introduction of care management using guidelines/algorithms.

Presentation of topics took place in 2 days. For day 1 the target audience was the medical staff and other departmental heads and discussion centered on the need for Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) and Hypertension. Day 2 centered on Nurse Leaders, practicing nurses and student nurses and the discussions were on the role of nurses in team based care with emphasis on their role in the management of Diabetes, CKD and Hypertension (See attached agenda)
On Day 3, the mission ended with health outreach which took place in one village in Ikwuano local government area on January 5th 2018
A total of 318 clients were seen in one community. Five Medical doctors, 1 ophthalmologist , 1 optometrist, 20 nurses which included senior nursing officers and nurses from the public health sector doubled as screeners for BPs, Blood glucose, HIV testers, and Malaria testing officers after orientation to the different testing machines and strips. Some were already using them in their regular duties which made their work easy. Medications were dispensed by a Pharmacist assisted by volunteer nurses after orientation. Reading glasses were dispensed by the ophthalmologist and optometrist. Disease conditions prevalent in visited village were mostly Diabetes, High blood pressures, Malaria, Eye conditions which warranted issuing of reading glasses by the ophthalmologist. All left over medications were donated to the Federal Medical Center and the Abia State local government director.
Federal Medical Center, Umuahia:
This is the location where the education mission took place and about 300 students and practicing nurses benefitted in the education with the theme “Clinical updates: The use of guidelines for the management of disease conditions.” Presentations were two folds. Day 1 was directed at Medical personnel, heads of department and the CMD who was ably represented by the CMAC of FMC Umuahia. Discussions drew numerous responses and questions with a resolution that the CMAC will form a guideline committee who in turn will produce relevant guidelines for the patients and staff of FMC, Umuahia.
Abia State Government:
Some staff from the ministry (the director of nursing and the faculty from Abia state university) attended the education program as observers. A conference call was done between Drs. Ngozi Mbibi, Pat Ukaigwe, Mrs Egbute and Ms. Jane Ekwuonye (from USA) to identify how the collaboration between NANNNA and FMC can be replicated in the state hospitals..
A NANNM representative was present for the day 2 education