NWADINOBI, Dr.Mrs. Ann Eleanor

Date of Birth: 1959 State of Origin: Abia Local Government Area: Umuahia Dr Mrs Ann Eleanor Nwadinobi has distinguished herself as a very successful medical practitioner, a strong Human Rights Activist for the rights of the women and the downtrodden. She was born into a strong medical family where her father Dr Emmanuel Ezebuiro served as one ofthe pioneer Veterinary Surgeons in the former Eastern Nigeria and her mother Mrs Violet Ezebuiro of Port-Maria Jamaican extraction, was a retired Nursing Sister. With a privileged but disciplined background. .Ann learnt how to support others, serve the public good and work hard for self improvement and the development of those around. Education • Queens School Enugu • Si Louis Grammar School Ibadan International School. University of Ibadan • University of Nigeria Nsukka .College of Medicine. Graduated 1982 Employment History and Experience • House Officer. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu • Snr House Officer UNTH Enugu Registrar in Anaesthesia, South East Kent Health Authority . England doing rotations in Cardiothoracic and Neuroanaesthesia at the Ford, centred on intensive and Emergency Cum Working with Kent Helicopter Ambulance • Set up her Private Medical Practice in 1991 and Pioneered the setting up ofthe First Joint Medical Practice by Women in Enugu called the Tabilha Infirmary. Contributions to Community Development • National President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria ( MVVAN) Set up an NGO Widow's Development Organisation (WIDO) tailored towards fighting for the rights of widows in Enugu State. The NGO through research and study unearthed some hideous and dangerous primitive rituals and practices against widows. The materials were used by National Association of Women Journalists in Nigeria to ask for a Bill to be passed in the State Assembly against harsh treatment to widows. The Bill was passed into Law on 8lh March 2001. 1las received a lot of encouragement form Medical Women International Association ( MWIA) Written an urgent statement about her Pel-Project and virtually all the Members of MWIA has sighted and sent to the United Nations General Assembly • Invited in 2000 to the United Nations Special Session to speak as a part of the panellist on Widows' Plights the world over. • Elected National President of MWAN. Installed on June 3rd 2005 • She has been on the vanguard of the campaign for Women's Rights to Health Information ( WORTHl) against female genital mutilation, early marriage which causes Vesico Virginal Fistula( V .V F). Breast and Cervical Cancer and HIV/AIDS. • She started Mentoring and Drama Group which have produced 8 of the Peer Promoters who are Leasers in various higher Institutions and have registered the 'Peer Promotion Reform Team' • Member of Enugu State Library Board • Member of State Governance Reform Team Conferences and Seminars She has attended many conferences where she presented papers and talkson the plight of women including • Presentation at the British I louse of Common in 2003 • Organised Adolescent Summit during her tenure as President of Medical Women Association of Nigeria ( MWAN) Enugu Zone Publication • Bone of my bone and Flesh of my flesh Hobbies - include swimming and gardening. Represented her University at the National Universities Games Association (NUGA). She is a urassroots woman to the core, a mobilizer and enabler. She is married to Okey Nwadinobi and they are blessed with four children.
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