Social media, the curse and blessing of our generation, in this article you will read about 20 Inspirational African Nurses to Follow on Social Media
20 African Nurses to Follow on Social Media
While social media has been associated with adverse outcomes like addiction and conditions like depression, if used appropriately, it can facilitate growth
Olufemi Abiola Lawal as she is fondly called is a frontline nurse of over 35 years.
She qualified as a midwife in 1985 and then studied adult general nursing in 1988 obtaining her registered nurse (RN) qualification.
Abi thereafter obtained BSc Hons in clinical practice acute medicine and has worked both home and abroad in different specialities including Maternity, Haemodialysis, Acute Medicine, Rheumatology and currently a Ward Manager on a General Medical ward with speciality in the Care of the Older Persons. at Frimley Park Hospital NHS foundation trust.
Abi obtained an MSc in Learning and Teaching for professional Practice at the University of Surrey and she is a registered teacher on the Nursing and Midwifery Council UK register.
A practice supervisor/ Assessor for learners in clinical practice, she was also an associate lecturer at the Oxford Brookes University where she taught post graduate students on the then Mentorship program. Abi’s love for education in practice led to a research in Inter-professional Education in Clinical Practice which was nominated for poster presentation at the Centre for Advancement for Inter-professional Education (CAIPE) one-day conference on Learning and Working Together to Improve Safety Through Better prescribing, Cardiff University. The conference was based around patient safety.
Abi has been a member of the Royal college of Nurses (RCN) for over 20 years but was recently nominated as a board member of the RCN South East Region.
Abi has exemplary leadership skills and was nominated for an award of “Working Together” at the Frimley Health Trust Staff Award, where she currently works. Abi”s steadfastness and commitment to quality care led to the initiative of the “DRINK UP” a campaign aimed at improving hydration in the Older persons. This initiative was presented and applauded at the Kent, Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network. As part of a leadership program she also led a project that looked into improving retention of band 5 nurses in the Medical Directorate at the trust she worked.
Abi in her spare time enjoys cooking, reading and watching films. She is a devout christian who enjoys teaching children in the Sunday School.
Josiah Jackson-Okesola is a multi-award-winning nurse innovator, certified media broadcaster, outstanding global nurse leader, digital media strategist and social impact addict.
In recognition of his contribution in the field of nursing advocacy and leadership, he earned his first international award in 2013 from the highest global nursing body, the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2019, his leadership exploits in the field of nursing innovation won his team’s digital media invention (Nurses on Air) the highly revered national award, Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Awards (Media Broadcast Category), making him the first and only Nurse in the history of his home country to ever lead a team to a national award in the media innovation field.
As a result of his passion for rebranding the image of Nursing in Africa, he earned a global appointment with the Nursing Now Global body, coordinated by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and World Health Organization (WHO), working with Africa’s and world’s notable nurse leaders towards raising the profile and status of African Nurses and Midwives.
In January 2020, he received an international award from America’s foremost nurse-led media organization – The Truth About Nursing Decade Awards, an award which earned him a coveted seat in the boardroom of America’s foremost media organization, ‘The truth About Nursing’ U.S.A; this becoming the second African to be appointed into the prestigious position.
Josiah Jackson-Okesola has spent the last 5 years building an outstanding career in the field of nursing innovation, entrepreNURSEship, career coaching and global nursing leadership.
He is extremely passionate about global opportunities for African Nurses and is currently working with some of Africa’s and world’s leading Nurse innovators with the goal of transforming the future of African nursing through the fields of nursing innovation, entrepreNURSEship and global nursing leadership.
His dream is to build an enduring synergy between African Nurses and world’s best nurse innovators and healthcare investors with the aims of driving massive investment and global opportunities for African nurses and reshaping the future for healthcare delivery in Africa..Audio-Visual Profile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuD1a1J6ClQ
Modupe Akin-Areola is a qualified RN, RMN Nurse for about 30 years, presently working with Southern Health, NHS Foundation Trust. UK.
Over the last 3 decades, she has gained unprecedented and invaluable knowledge and professional experience handling forensic patients and adult psychiatry.
She has been an active member of Royal College of Nursing since her employment by the NHS and have attended sizeable number of Trainings, Conferences and Management Professional Meetings.
These in addition to the gained experiences on the job, gifted her the desired exposures to understanding the rudiments of leadership, principles of practice and the significance of confidentiality, skills which has strategically positioned as a Mentor, Counsellor and Role Model for Nurses and all levels of support staff in the NHS.
Modupe Akin-Areola is a Learning Representative for the Royal College of Nursing regularly promoting and supporting staff with their learning needs. I
She has impacted on the college through massive membership enrollment and have participated actively in joint conferences, organized teaching sessions and support staff in re-validation; as well as ensuring excellent standards of care for patients through maintenance of adequate care and optimum supports.
Modupe Akin-Areola is a member of the South East Regional Board of Royal College of Nursing, since 2016 to date, working with the staff, council and board members towards promoting effective care and good practice within the purview of Nursing Profession.
Lindi is a Psychiatric Nurse currently practising in England. She is currently the Operations Director of Clinical Temps Limited, which is a Locum Staffing company based in Somerset. The company provides quality clinicians to Hospitals, Care Homes and Community Residential Homes when they are most in need to cover staffing shortages.
Lindi’s Nursing journey began in 2001 when she left Zimbabwe to come and study her Nursing in Bristol, England. Upon graduation, Lindi very quickly progressed from being a Junior nurse, to working as a Team Leader, and then held a Variety of Ward Management jobs in the Independent sector. This included leading with the establishment of new services. In 2014, Lindi became a Senior Manager taking the position of Registered Manager of a 5 ward Psychiatric Hospital housing an array of complex services such as Low Secure, PICU, Personality Disorder, Acute and Rehab. Alongside this, Lindi became a guest lecturer at her old University, teaching 3rd year Nursing Students about working with those patients diagnosed with Personality Disorder, which is an area of special interest for Lindi.
In 2018, Lindi began her Clinical Temps Journey and is now the proprietor of a successful and fast growing staffing company. Lindi is passionate about providing quality staff, to best support her clients to provide safe treatment to service users. Although Lindi is in a senior position, it is not unusual to see her on a shift occasionally, keeping her nursing skills in shape and getting back to basics, going full circle from 2001.
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In addition to this, Lindi is a wife, a mother, sister and friend to many’
Irene Ogongo is the founder and Lead Mentor of Nurses in Africa who works with healthcare leaders in resource restricted settings to establish patient care standards so as to achieve better patient outcomes.
In the past she has worked with Non-governmental organizations, National Hospitals and Ministries of health in both East and West Africa to establish standards in different health departments at both county and national level. One of her accomplishments is establishment of quality improvement system in the infection prevention and control unit, Ministry of Health, Sierra Leone with inclusion in the national guidelines for that unit among others.
After spending more than 16 years in the industry working in different contexts in different countries within Africa, Irene knows what truly drives change, improvement and better patient outcomes—and it’s not the traditional training of healthcare workers. It’s consistent engagement with all stake-holders key being the frontline staff in all stages of the project cycle.
Irene focuses on mentorship and coaching of nurses as they are the largest cadre in any health system and are more often than not the facility leads in most primary health care facilities across Africa which is the first point of entry for our patients.
Irene is a trained Quality improvement specialist and has been awarded as a global nurse scholar in her efforts to improve maternal health and infection control in rural Liberia by Seed Global Health.
Irene holds a Masters in Health systems management from Kenya Methodist University. A bachelor of science degree from university of Nairobi, Kenya and is registered by the Nursing council of Kenya.
After seeing the transformation in care delivery and improved patient outcomes in resource restricted facilities, Irene strongly believes that presence of standards in the health system empower staff to be more confident in their work to trouble shoot and as a result provide evidence-based care with strong decision-making skills that benefit the patients.
Princewill Aghedo can be described as a Global champion and an African frontier for inspiration and empowerment of Nursing professionals to fulfil their highest potentials.
He is currently unlocking, championing, and widening the perspectives of young nursing professionals by facilitating a culture of self-inspired continuous capacity development of young people across Africa.
He chairs a virtual hub of over 10,000 digitally innovative nursing and midwifery professionals, with key focus on championing healthcare promotion and human capital development of the Nigerian Nursing and midwifery workforce.
The award-winning Nurse is a project management professional, A UK certified instructor with an international Award in delivering Training (IADT3), an American Heart Association BLS, ACLS & Heart saver instructor, and a licensed Occupational health and Safety professional by NEBOSH-(HSW UK).
Owing to his excellent record, he was recently appointed and special adviser on career and academic development to the Nigeria university nursing student’s association, the official governing body for student nurses in Nigeria. He also co-founded the Men in Nursing Assembly of Nigeria in 2017.
The young, vibrant, and innovative individual has an interest in:
Human Capital Development
Global Health Management
Emergency Medicine. Princewill Aghedo – Popularly referred to as “Descendant of Nightingale” is a 2019 Art in medicine Fellow and a Young Nurse Delegate at the Nursing Now World Health Assembly Summit at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland 2020 and a member of the newly inaugurated Nursing Now Global Challengers committee 2021.
He has won some awards as a young nurse and some of which includes:
Most inspiring Young Nurse 2019 – Nightingale media awards, Special Award for capacity development of Young Nurses and midwives in Nigeria.2019, Special Award for influencing Nursing Now activities in Nigeria.2020 Nursing and midwifery excellence award 2020.
Princewill currently works as a project manager (Healthcare) for one of the leading British Human Capital development organizations in Nigeria, where they organize interactive, educative, and intellectually stimulating conferences, workshops, and Trainings in Healthcare, Business Education, and Management. He currently manages projects such as the Nursing and midwifery career support programs (NMCSP), UK-Health link conference, Health and social care assistant program (HSC), Career support programs and a host of others.
- To him, he believes that success is never an accident.
- It is always as a result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.
Ginyu Innocentia Kwalar
Ginyu Innocentia Kwalar is a nurse innovator, nurse leader, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, coach and mentor.
She spent the last 20years working and understanding the in and out of the health care system in her country. This gives her an in depth knowledge of the system and hence, is able to bring about a game changing mindset to the young nurses.
She has spent the last 4 years working with an association that she built to educate and promote health among children in the community. This led her to create a tech company to help persons in the diaspora to deliver quality home health care services to their loved ones .
She is extremely passionate about educating, coaching and mentoring young Nurses. Her dream is to build a brand of nurses that are passionate about what they do and in turn give them an opportunity to offer quality services to the population. Social media handle is safetywatchers.club
Olayinka Olaitan Aremu (MSc, RN, PGDE)
Olayinka is a Ph.D. candidate at the Trinity college Dublin and Clinical Nurse Manager with over 10 years of experience in nursing education, community health and clinical practice.
Originally born to the family of Ebisemiju from Ilaje, the Southwest region of Nigeria, had her undergraduate study in Department of nursing science Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife 2012 ,where she also completed her Postgraduate diploma in Education 2016 and bagged her Masters in Community Health Nursing 2019
Olayinka moved to Ireland in 2017 where she started working in Firstcare nursing home Bray Later moved to the Mater University hospital Dublin and worked in the care of older persons, Emergency and stroke dept. She is currently undergoing her Phd exploring Nursing led discharge communication practices and care transition experiences of older stroke patients.
Olayinka is passionate about ensuring smooth care transition of the vulnerable older population. A research champion in Evidence Based practice nurse on Discharge communication both in acute and community setting.
An independent nurse coach and mentor branded as a Health information and Nursing career coach. She is also a mentor with @blackwomenleadersinnursing
Olayinka is a serial nurseprenuer dedicated to promoting the health of the vulnerable population with great zest for innovative and remarkable development in nursing practice. She is a born leader passionate about people and the African community and has worked in different leadership capacities.
Olayinka popularly tagged Nurse Coach Ola is the founder of Nurse Coach Ola Health and Career consultancy; founder and CEO of Synergy International Nursing Network, a nursing education and healthcare consulting network; the president of the Phenomenal Nurse (network of Nigeria nurses in business). She also own a fashion and medical online store known as Prim and Proper Collections.
As a lover of God, she is the host of Zoetalk with Ola, a wife and mother of two beautiful kids.
Charles Oguntade is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Forensic Clinical Specialist practicing in Australia. He is a member of Australia College of Mental health Nurses and an executive member of International Association for Psychiatric Nurse.
He has presented papers in different international health conferences, facilitated trainings and workshop for different organisation across the globe
Charles is the founder and business director of Loloway Consult, a firm that is actively involved in work place professional development, healthcare policy development, health care recruitment, clinical supervision and mentoring. He is an accredited mental health first aid trainer and non-violence crisis intervention trainer.
Charles has passion for community development, volunteering. He has earned different awards in recognition of his community involvement among which are Global Goodwill Ambassador for Humanitarian Work, state of Victoria Democracy Ambassador, finalist, Victoria Regional Achievement Award, Multicultural Mental Health Ambassador.
He currently volunteers for different community and government organisation in which he was recently appointed as global goodwill ambassador for his humanitarian work and a democracy ambassador for community engagement on social needs and civic education and multicultural mental health ambassador for his role in community education and engagement on mental health well-being.
Charles goal is to empower, motivate and build an army of new generation African nurse leaders that can compete with their contemporary across the globe.
Oluwadamilare Akingbade is a dynamic community health nursing specialist passionate about impacting families and communities through research while building the capacity of nurses in scholarly endeavours.
He graduated from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso in the year 2011 where he was certified as a nurse, midwife, and public health nurse.
He proceeded to University of Ibadan where he bagged a master’s degree in Community Health Nursing in the year 2017. He is currently running a fully-funded PhD Nursing programme at the Nethersole School of Nursing University, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A nurse-clinician, Damilare practised at different clinical facilities from 2012-2017. A nurse-administrator, he was seconded to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria by the Lagos State Government in November 2017 where he contributed his quota to upholding standards in nursing education and practice in Nigeria till July 2020 before proceeding on his PhD programme.
A lover of research, Damilare alongside other like-minded nurse-researchers at Fellowship of Christian Nurses founded the Institute of Nursing Research, Nigeria; a non-governmental organization passionate about building the capacity of nurses in research and dissemination of findings. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the institute and a resource person at the institute’s journal club. A writer to the core, he has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit. His research interests include telehealth, oncology, infectious diseases, maternal and child health.
Damilare is highly committed to mentoring and inspiring nurses, a role he has played over a decade from his days as the President of Fellowship of Christian Nurses LAUTECH, 2009-2010, South West Zone President (students’ arm) 2014-2016, Staff President 2017-2019 and Academic Coordinator, 2019 till date.
An award-winning nurse, Damilare was named one of the top ten most inspiring male nurses in Nigeria in the year 2017 by Fellow Nurses Africa. He won the best oral presentation (student category) at the 7th Pan Pacific Conference organized by The Nethersole School of Nursing, Chinese University of Hong Kong in May, 2021.
A nurse leader, Damilare is one of the 29 scholars attending the 2021 Global Nursing Leader Institute (GNLI), a strategic policy leadership programme organized by International Council of Nurses (ICN) for senior nurse leaders worldwide. He received an award to be part of the 2021 cohort from August 2021 to June 2022.
Gifty Boateng is a servant on a mission to serve. I’m a nurse innovator, nurse leader, philanthropist, Healthvangelist, coach and a mentor. A devoted daughter of the Most High, mother, wife, serial entrepreneur and so much more. Originally born in Kumasi, Ghana and relocated with her family to the United States in 1996; but currently resides in Dover Delaware. I obtained my nursing undergraduate degree at Delaware State University and later obtained master degree in Nursing 2012.
With over 17 years nursing experience, Gifty has worked on Medical-surgical Unit, long-term facility and now working in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit as Clinical Coordinator. I am Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse and the vice-president of the Chesapeake Bay Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (CBSPAN).
I am the Co-Founder of Noble Nurses Network and the CEO of Global Ubuntu Impact Foundation a 501c3 non-profit organization. I’m very passionate about educating, coaching, and mentoring young nurses. I am also an active member of Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneur, & Leaders (SONSIEL) and North America Ghana Nurses Foundation (NAGNF).
Noble Nurses Network’s slogan is impacting nurse’s lives every. We believe in having a platform to uplift other nurses through empowerment, education, encouraging, resources and community service.
My purpose in life is to make a positive impact in nursing and promote health and wellbeing of the underserved communities. I’m also an aspiring author in making.
Chima Akpunne is currently the President/CEO of Eniola Healthcare Services LLC, Chicago Illinois.
A recruitment company based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A company he founded in 2020.
Chima started from the bed-side and quickly rose to the board room within a short period of time. He had serial promotions from a floor Nurse to become an Assistant Director of Nursing at Mayfields Care center, Chicago Illinois and Director Of Nursing at the Neuro-behavioral hospital in Crownpoint Indiana.
Chima is a serial Entrepreneur who started way back in Africa with Sparkle cleaning services, Easier health Consult and a founding manager of Paroche Recuperation home, in Nigeria.
He supports different projects, being the Secretary of Golden Hope foundation, Chicago Illinois, and the current secretary of a chapter of Black Nurses Association of America. He has also presented International papers in Asia and America.
Chima has been a Nurse for 21 years and is currently studying to be a Nurse practitioner in Psychiatric/mental health at Walden University, USA.
Kehinde Oluwatosin Odunayo
Kehinde Oluwatosin is a UK based registered nurse who came into prominence through the organisation he co-founded in 2017, the Fellow Nurses Africa.
Ogbeni Oluwatosin as popularly called by his thousands of followers on twitter has over the years proven himself as an expert in the field of strategic management, personal and professional development, nursing leadership and employability.
He has genuine interest in helping the upcoming generation of nurses discover their purpose. He helps them find a path through his thoughts provoking presentations and daily tweets. Currently, he mentors about 200 Nurses not only in Nigeria but across other African nations.
His organization, Fellow Nurses Africa, is widely known for building the capacity of African nurses in the achievement of the sustainable development goal 3 as well as changing the poor public perception of the profession.
The indelible footprints and contributions the organization continues to make since inception got it nominated as the OUTSTANDING NURSING ORGANISATION in the Nightingale excellence award 2019.
Kehinde is a recipient of many awards to his name. In 2018, he got named as one of the 11th most inspiring Nigerian nurses. In 2019, fellownurses.com , a blog owns and runs by his organization won the best nursing blogs in Nigeria.
He’s told his followers to simply address him as the Father of modern Nursing but they wouldn’t listen, he therefore settles for the chairman BoT and Chief Executive Officer, Fellow Nurses Africa.
Dr Kennedy Nkhoma
Dr Kennedy Nkhoma studied nursing at Kamuzu College of Nursing; University of Malawi between 2000 and 2004. After qualifying as a nurse he worked at a local hospital (Ekwendeni Mission hospital) in Malawi. Between 2008 and 2009, he was awarded a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme which enabled him to study MSc in Palliative and End of Life Care at the University of Nottingham. After returning to Malawi, he worked as a clinical nurse and nurse educator at Ekwendeni College of Health Sciences. He returned to the UK in 2011 for PhD studies (Health and Nursing studies) after securing a Bursary from the University of Nottingham. He successfully completed his PhD in 2015.
Kennedy’s PhD was a randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention consisting of an information leaflet, face-to-face discussion and phone call reminder among HIV/AIDS patients and their family careers in Malawi.
He joined Kings College London in August 2016 on a Florence Nightingale Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship.
Dr Kennedy Nkhoma works at King’s College London as a Research Fellow in Global Health focusing on health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa, person-centred care in East Africa, multimorbid primary care in sub-Saharan Africa, remote consulting in primary care. His research interests are designing, testing and evaluating complex interventions, randomised controlled trials, long term conditions, HIV/AIDS, cancer, COPD, heart failure, pain and symptom management, self-management interventions, digital technology in health and palliative care.
Getrude Orodo RN, BSN
Getrude Orodo is a Registered General Nurse (Kenya and UK), a Writer, an Entrepreneur, a Career Coach and Mentor and an Emerging Nurse Leader. Through her own experiences, she realized that there is gap in mentorship for student nurses and novice nurses.
In 2020 she founded World Class Nurse with the goal of empowering nurses to become world class professionals through Mentorship. Her passion lies with newly registered nurses; just to make the transition from school to work less stressful.
World Class Nurse also recognizes the migration of the nursing workforce from one country to the next. As a result, it offers Transition Coaching to ease the stress of moving, working and settling in a new country as a nurse.
In its one year of operation, Getrude, through World Class Nurse, has successfully mentored more than 50 nurses in Africa across different platforms.
World Class Nurse in Collaboration with Nurses in Africa is currently conducting a Mentorship program for all Nurses working at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Kenya’s biggest Referral Hospital. This program is a first of its kind and will see KNH nurses develop better clinical care practices and embrace opportunities for career advancement.
World Class Nurse is also working with the Kenya Student Nurses and Novice Nurses Chapter of the National Nurses Association of Kenya to offer mentorship for Novice nurses on how to best start and plan for their nursing careers.
Finally, Getrude is part of a team of outstanding African Nurse Leaders and Innovators whose main goal is to advance the field of nursing in Africa.
Josephine A. Amoah
Josephine A. Amoah is from Ghana, West Africa. She is UK Registered Nurse, a Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, Career Coach/ Mentor and an author.
She has worked across different Healthcare settings in the UK for the past 10 years and thus have an expansive knowledge of the UK Healthcare system and nursing profession in the UK.
Josephine has always had the desire to impact knowledge and share her nursing experience with nurses and student nurses but was unsure on how to achieve that. Her “eureka” moment finally arrived in June 2020, and she decided to offer free mentorship to 10 African Nurses/student nurses.
This was the beginning of her Career coaching and mentorship business. She has since mentored and coached nurses from both Africa and the UK and prides herself as the go-to nurse for career progression coaching.
She believes that no harm should come to patients as they receive care in a healthcare environment or from a healthcare professional. So in 2020, she aslo founded Bina Consults, a Healthcare and Nursing consulting agency who’s main aim is to help Healthcare organisations in Ghana, West Africa to provide safe, effective, timely and evidence-based care to their patients, by ensuring adequate processes, services, trainings and policies are in place.
With the desire to help improve the healthcare systems both in Africa and in the UK, in 2020, she completed a Post graduate degree in Health and Social Care Management as well as a Level 5 diploma in Leadership and Management. She feels the knowledge she gained from these courses will enable her to lead Healthcare organisations as well as influence policies which will benefit patients and service users in the long run.
She is the author of How To Be A Great Nurse: 15 Characteristics Needed By The Modern Nurse. This is guide book for nurses and nursing students worldwide to help them navigate the Nursing World as well as know what is expected of them in their practices. The book is for any nurse who wants to be great at what they do whiles making great impact on the people they meet in their practice as a nurse.
Josephine is also a Board Director of Rakod Foundation, an NGO based in Ghana. The NGO undertakes projects such as an annual Menstrual Hygiene project where girls and young women from poor communities in Ghana are provided with free menstrual hygiene products and education.
The aim of this project to to help decrease the cases of girls missing out on school during their periods. Her vision is to see more African nurses in Leadership positions where they can partake in decisions and innovations that can positively affect patients and nurses worldwide.
She aims to become a global nurse in the not-too-distant future and hopes to use her nursing knowledge and experiences to help as many African nurses in their nursing careers as possible
Tosin Matthew-Akinsiku a Registered Nurse and Midwife and founder of Pregnancy Lounge, a midwife-led maternal and child health intervention initiative in Nigeria.
With nursing and midwifery practice spanning over 16 years and across different countries and organisations like Family Health International, Reddington Hospitals and USAIDS, Tosin has contributed immensely in various ways to improve the indices of child and maternal mortality within and outside Nigeria, through community initiatives, education, empowerment and support, especially for pregnant women and new mothers.
She also has left her mark through volunteering at Schools, Religious Institutions and Organizations. She is the author of My Beautiful Journey, a top- notch Pregnancy handbook and Journal which was inspired, based on the need for mothers to bond easily with their baby early enough and not miss magical moments, recording of thoughts, feelings and symptoms as they go through this amazing journey of pregnancy.
As an advocate of Maternal and Child mortality reduction in Africa, Tosin has executed and currently running various projects to support her cause. These include free publication of BABBIES (Before and Beyond Birth Information & Empowerment Series) Magazine, The Happy Moms’ Series, that touches on Pregnancy related issues like Breastfeeding and Labour.
She was featured in some of the most influential media platforms such as the Leadership Newspaper, Guardian woman Online, Radio and on National Television TVC to be precised, discussing issues around Maternal and Child Health
She leads a community based Intervention Workshop (Pregnancy Lounge Outreach), that has reached 4000 pregnant and new moms, both physically and on different media platforms. Being a person who desires solutions, she created Breastfeeding Nursing covers for New mums in other to reduce the excuses of mothers not being able to breastfeed publicly and avert malnutrition in Babies.
In 2018, She launched and co-hosted an Annual Conference for Student Nurses and Midwives, in commemorating “The International Day of Midwifes” it aims to promote Midwifery profession and celebrates midwives.
In 2015, she won the Outstanding Woman in Community Category of the Wise Women Awards for her Pregnancy Lounge Community Project. She is happily married with three amazing children.
Samuel Obieze is a Registered Mental Health Nurse Trained in the prestigious Kings College London, a Masters In Law Degree holder from University of Portsmouth.
Samuel is Director of Optimal Vision Recruitment Services UK and SG Education Nig Ltd and is absolutely passionate about student admissions to study abroad and nursing recruitment to work in the UK. He has mentored hundreds of African Nurses to emigrate to work in the United Kingdom and continues to motivate, guide and support legal emigration of Nurses to study or work abroad especially in the United Kingdom.
He is very keen to assist Students and Nurses to emigrate legally to Europe and other parts of the world! He is keen to guide and support Nursing in Africa and build a network of modern Nurses with a goal for excellence in clinical education, practice and development.
Obinna Victor Eze
Obinna Victor Eze is a Nurse Educator, Global Health advocate, Amazon Best-selling Author, International speaker and Founder of 360degreeHEALTH NETwork. He graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria; and got a certificate Yin Civic Engagement from Appalachian State University, North Carolina. Presently, he is enrolled for a Master’s degree program in Education at Unicaf University, Zambia and a Masters in Public Health degree, specializing in C6ommunicable Disease Prevention and Control at the University of Maynchester.
He works with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health and lectures as a Nurse Educator in Ebonyi State College of Nursing Sciences. Obinna is the founder of 360degreeHealth Network, a civil society non-profit organization that bridges the gap in health care delivery to local communities in Nigeria through medical outreaches and health care service financing and engages the government through advocacy and dialogue to formulate policies and health initiatives that subsidizes health care cost. His organization has won multiple awards and grants worth millions to sponsor health initiatives in Nigeria and recently was funded by One Young World, Bill Gates Foundation and Queen’s Commonwealth Trusts.
He is a member of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, (a network of changemakers across the commonwealth nations who are working hard to change the world); a Mandela Washington Fellow (a flagship program of the U.S Government’s young African leaders initiative for their impact in promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities as young leaders in Africa), became a One Young World Ambassador.
in 2019 after he was invited as a delegate Speaker to address over 2,000 young global leaders and Corporate Executives of the most important Companies and NGOs from 190 countries during the summit in London in a speech that addressed the impact of his community health work in Nigeria.
Recently, he became a commonwealth scholar after winning the prestigious commonwealth scholarship to study Public Health in the University of Manchester.
He published his book “Positioned for Leadership” in San Bernardino, California in 2017 which is presently an amazon best seller and can be purchased globally. He was nominated to represent Nigeria in the ‘’World Dream’’ book project; an initiative by a Japanese Publisher to create a book that will highlight the work of individuals per country as a tool to motivate Japanese children and young people globally, to sustain the attainment of the Sustainable development Goals. He co-authored the book with 290 global leaders which was launched in Munich, Germany in July 2021.
He has been featured as a Speaker in the same stage with Meghan (Duchess of Sussex), Richard Branson, J. K. Rowling, Ellie Goulding, Professor Mohammad Yunus, Halima Aden, Bill Browder, Jeff Dodds, Scilla Elworthy, et al and has networked with the former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights-Mary Robinson on issues affecting global health in Africa.
He was recently featured by the United States Diplomatic mission to Nigeria as a young African leader building resilient health systems in Nigeria; he was also awarded a honorary citizen of Boone, North Carolina by the Mayor of Boone,
Obinna’s goal is to build a resilient healthcare delivery system across Africa that ensures millions of people living in vulnerable communities in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African society gains access to low-cost quality health security by 2030.