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WHO Consultation on Physical Activity

Cycling and Walking are at the forefront of the WHO draft Global Action Plan for the promotion of Physical Activity (GAPPA). 
Deadline for online consultation:
22 September 2017

Making More Health (MMH) Convention

DATE: 25 - 26 October 2017
VENUE: Frankfurt Germany

ASHOKA partners with Boehringer Ingelheim to help Social Entrepreneurs make innovation happen through 
co - creation.

More Ashoka Fellows become Making More Health (MMH) Fellows

FMOH - Stroke Action Nigeria MOU.

The Federal Ministry of Health signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stroke Action Nigeria to collaborate in improving stroke care in the country..

MANSAG Alliance

The Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG) signed an MOU with Stroke Action UK/Nigeria to collaborate in lobbying the FMOH on stroke services development in Nigeria. MANSAG raised funds in the UK to support this 'Alliance' which was the catalyst that led to the inauguration of the first ever Nigeria Stroke Reference Group (NSRG).

2017 
Excellence Award

Rita Melifonwu, Founder and Chief Executive of Stroke Action received an Award from the Onitsha Improvement Union, Lagos Chapter on 26 August 2017 for the contribution that Stroke Action Nigeria is making in improving the health and wellbeing of Onitsha indegenous community.

ASHOKA Fellowship

Rita Melifonwu appointed as an ASHOKA Fellow for Health on 1st July 2017.

ASHOKA is a global Organisation that identifies and invests in leading Social Entrepreneurs with innovative and practical solutions for solving social problems.

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2015 
World Stroke Day Award

.The strategic stroke advocacy work that Stroke Action Nigeria undertakes was recocnised by the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) through the 2015 World Stroke Day Award. Rita Melifonwu, chief executive received the award at the World Stroke Congress (WSC) held in Hyderabard, India.

Nigeria Stroke Reference Group (NSRG)

The first ever Nigeria Stroke Reference Group was inaugurated on 15 September 2015 by the Permanent Secretary for Health on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari. The principal objective of the NSRG is to advice the FMOH on stroke services development in the country.

The NSRG membership consists of the chairs and presidents of all the health and social care professional organisations, and, representatives from the FMOH, Stroke Action Nigeria/UK, MANSAG (Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain) and the World Stroke Organisation (WSO).
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