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Why Nigerian pharmacists in the U.S deserve commendation for attracting business to diaspora and homeland. By Chido Nwangwu

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Why Nigerian pharmacists in the U.S deserve commendation for attracting business to diaspora and homeland.  

By Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of  USAfricaonline.comCLASSmagazine and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.  

https://usafricaonline.com/2013/09/27/i-commend-nigerian-pharmacists-in-the-americas-for-business-to-diaspora-and-homeland-by-chido-nwangwu

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USAfrica: Professionally and substantially, I do believe that one of the bright lights in the African diaspora is the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA).

Second, drawing from the practical outcome of what I saw as I led a 4-person USAfrica multimedia team to NAPPSA’s 2013 annual Scientific Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – which held from September 19-22, 2013, the group holds valuable promise despite some rough edges. The theme of the Conference was Global Trends in Healthcare Delivery: Partnering and Building Sustainable Pharmaceutical Bridges.

Third, I found as very impressive and worthy, the young pharmacists mentoring opportunities provided by NAPPSA; several of whom I interviewed for the forthcoming USAfricaTV special documentary on NAPPSA 2013. Almost 2,000 pictures from the event are on the African diaspora communities’ mega-site www.PhotoWorks.TV
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Fourth, Nigeria’s government had a very strong representation at this year’s event.
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Prof. Viola Onwuliri who represented the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, alongside a special high powered team, comprised of three Federal Ministers, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and several senior government officials, described her country as the investment destination of choice for the international community and foreign direct investments into Nigeria’s growing pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

She said the President has invited NAPPSA and its members to partner with his government to advance the pharmaceutical sector and delivery of improved health care to all Nigerians.

NAPPSA 2013 opened with a focus on Education in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Healthcare in Nigeria, and how to improve the sector.

The Second day witnessed a high impact all-day session titled: The Nigeria’s Business Forum: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to the Nigerian Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Sectors.

Dr. Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment kicked off the session with a high energy presentation on the topic:Opportunities for Trade and Investment in the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Sector.

Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Minister of Power presented an engaging insight to the Infrastructural Requirements for Transforming the Nigerian Healthcare Sector.

The Conference keynote presentation was delivered by Prof.Osagie Imasogie, Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Phoenix IP Ventures LLC, Philadelphia. He spoke on “Building a Sustainable Innovative Pharmaceutical Sector: Lessons for the Emerging Economies.” He presented data that support investment in Nigeria’s local pharmaceutical sector, both as an investment value and for improving health care to its people.

The Governor of the State of Pennsylvania — through State Senator Michael Brubaker, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Vice Chair, Senate Committee on State Government in the Pennsylvania State Senate — welcomed the conferees and special guests.

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Committee on Diaspora, Nigerian Federal House of Representatives made a presentation.
Special mention needs to be made of the founding President Nnodum Iheme, newly elected President Dr. Funmi Ajayi, program coordinator Dr. Anthony Ikeme, Prof. Edward Oparaoji, Dr. Ebube Nkere, Dr. Henrietta Ukwu, Dr. Linus Igwemezie, Dr. Patrick Nwakama, Dr. Nonye Onyewuenyi, Dr. Echeazu Ogu and the NAPPSA board and executive.

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Chido Nwangwu, Publisher USAfrica multimedia

On balance, I can affirm that NAPPSA 2013 was an insightful three and half days of scholarship and business networking. NAPPSA is growing into a credible vehicle for hundreds of pharmacy-healthcare-related professionals striving to make Nigeria better.


Dr. Chido Nwangwu,  author of the forthcoming 2013 book titled ‘Mandela & Achebe: Footprints of Greatness’ www.MandelaAchebeChido.com, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1993, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com;  CLASSmagazineAchebeBooks.comIgboEventsNigeria360 and several blogs. He has been profiled by CNN International for his pioneering work on the news and public policy interests of Africans and Americans.  Chido, former adviser on Africa business to Houston’s ex-Mayor Dr. Lee Brown, appears as an analyst on CNN, London-based SkyNEWS,  NBC, ABC, CBSNews and other platforms. e-mail: Chido247@Gmail.com. wireless: 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436)  Follow Twitter.com/Chido247Facebook.com/MandelaAchebeChidoFacebook.com/USAfricaChido

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Forthcoming 2013 BOOK: In this engaging, uniquely insightful and first person reportage book, MANDELA & ACHEBE: Footprints of Greatness, about two global icons and towering persons of African descent whose exemplary livesMandela-n-Achebe-by-Chido-book-frontcover-Lrs and friendship hold lessons for humanity and Africans, USAfrica Founder Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and consequence to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being close to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.“I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that historic Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief executive of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when President Bill Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and came to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia specialist and founder of USAfricaonline.com, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela. http://www.mandelaachebechido.com/

Margaret Thatcher, Mandela and Africa.  By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com. Click for newscast video of London-based SkyNEWS, the global, 24-hour British international tv network’s interview with USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu on April 11, 2013 regarding this latest commentary http://youtu.be/G0fJXq_pi1c )

There’s a compelling political trinity to Nelson Mandela: the man, the messiah and the mystique. https://usafricaonline.com/2013/07/18/mandela-95-hearty-cheers-to-his-footprints-of-greatness-by-chido-nwangwu/

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Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy. By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com

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 Margaret Thatcher, Mandela and Africa.  By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com. Click for newscast video of London-based SkyNEWS, the global, 24-hour British international tv network’s interview with USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu on April 11, 2013 regarding this latest commentary http://youtu.be/G0fJXq_pi1c )
ACHEBE Lives As an Immortal Writer In Our Hearts and Minds. By Chido Nwangwu.
USAfrica, May 22, 2013:

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POPE FRANCIS, champion for the poor and evangelistic dedication’ by Chido Nwangwu

Long Live, CHINUA ACHEBE! The Eagle on the iroko.                    

FULL text of this tribute-commentary at USAfricaonline.com click link https://usafricaonline.com/2013/03/22/long-live-chinua-achebe-by-chido-nwangwu/

 

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