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POSTPONED Seminar Series: Accessing Health care in Mbano, Imo state, Nigeria: The role of the MNA (USA) Diasporic Network

Date December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Seminar Series

Wednesday 12th of December, 2018 1:00—2.00pm

G17 Carwyn James Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Light lunch provided, please contact rural-health@aber.ac.uk if you wish to attend

I share my notes from research fieldwork investigating health care in Mbano local government area in Imo state, Nigeria, and how this rural community is turning globalisation – out migration of its labour force to its benefit through the medical mission facilitated by the Mbano National

Assembly (MNA), a diasporic network of Mbano indigenes living in USA. I shed some light on the community’s health profile, what “access” and “barriers” to health care means in this community, the medical mission landscape and some of MNA’s work.  Mbano is host to the state’s Tertiary teaching hospital, a pre 1960s jointly owned secondary health care facility and numerous primary health care centres.

Dr Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam

Open to university, health and social care staff and postgraduates.

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December 12, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Anwen McConochie


Carwyn James Building
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University SY23 3FE
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