Nigerian Nurses UK to celebrate Dame Anionwu


The Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association (NNCAUK) and their compatriots in the UK are organising a charitable ball in honour of Emeritius Professor of Nursing, Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, the first British born Nigerian Professor of Nursing to be made a Dame for her outstanding services to humanity.

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu with Queen Elizabeth II after her investiture ceremony on 23rd February 2017

Prof. Anionwo was honoured with a Damehood (DBE) in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for her services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal.

The celebration will hold on Friday 23 June 2017 from 6.30pm prompt at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road London SW7 4DN.

Special Guests expected to attend the ceremony will include Nigeria’s acting High Commissioner to the UK, His Excellency, Mr. Simon A Ogah   and Hon Rita Orji, The Chairman, Committee on Diaspora Affairs.

Mrs Wendy Olayiwola Odutola, the President of Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK (NNCAUK) said, the charitable ball will be a night to remember.

Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, DBE, CBE, FRCN, PhD was chair – person for the NHS Sickle and Thalassaemia Screening Programme in the UK. In 2001 she was awarded a CBE for services to nursing.  In 2004 she was presented with the Royal College of Nursing Fellowship (FRCN) for her work in the development of nurse-led Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Counselling Services and education and leadership in transcultural nursing. She is a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society as well as the Sickle and Thalassaemia Association of Nurses, Midwives & Associated Professionals (STANMAP).

Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK is a non-profit organisation incorporated in January 1998 in the UK. The Association represents approximately 3,000 Nigerian nurses.

Interested guests are to confirm attendance via Eventbrite.

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