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In December 2020, Survey conducted in Tanzania and Kenya revealed that participant were 10 times more likely to accept a COVID-19 vaccine if they believed their community leaders wanted them to be vaccinated and almost 5 times more likely to accept a COVID-19 vaccine if they believed their religious leaders wanted them to be vaccinated.


Those hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine often cite concerns related to safety and side effects- vaccine ingredients, rushed clinical trials, inaccessibility to verifiable and scientifically sound information on the vaccine. In this second webinar, we would further explore this issue of vaccine hesitancy through the lens of  community and faith-based leaders.

Speakers:
Dr. Grace Ogiehor- Enoma, winner of the “2019 New York Yankees Nurse Hero",  Adjunct Associate Professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and Nurse Administrator at New York Presbyterian Queens, Founder of Nigerian Nurses Association of USA, New York.

Ms Amisa Rashid, Board of Director, Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation, Board member of SIASA PLACE  Trustee of YWLI-Young Women Leadership Institute and  Winner, Africa Youth Award 2020.

Imam Dr. Tall Y. Eid, Imam; Executive Director of the Islamic Institution of Boston; Professor of Arts of Ministry at Hartford Seminary, USA. Has spoken in at least five African countries.

Dr. Adeoye John Oguntomilade, Ordained Christian Minister who has served in Nigeria, Mozambique,  South Africa and United States (Jesus House, Washington DC) and Public Health Professional 

Dr Wilfred (Wil) Ngwa, Chair of the Constituency for Africa (CFA)’s Africa Health and Infrastructure Committee, Founding Director of the Global Health Catalyst launched at Harvard Medical School School, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, ​​Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology,  Chair of  Lancet Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa, Founder of the Global Oncology University

Rahel Mulugeta, Clinical nurse, senior health extension worker, Semit Health Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rceqsqTMtHda5hbcCmTGNbjrTRF4WYrTE to participate in part 2 of this webinar series.

 

We look forward to engaging with you.


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Recording of this series webinars and presentations are available at:
https://www.anadach.com/covid19vaccinehesitancy

 
 
 
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Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma

Winner of the “2019 New York Yankees Nurse Hero",  Adjunct Associate Professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and Nurse Administrator at New York Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma is the winner of the “2019 New York Yankees Nurse Hero,” an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, and Nurse Administrator at New York Presbyterian Queens.

 

Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma education includes Basic Nursing and Midwifery from Nigeria. A BSN from Pace University, Masters in Public Health (MPH), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from CUNY/Hunter College, and Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from University of Phoenix, a certified Nurse Executive, a Fellow and Mentor of NYU Leadership Institute for Black Nurses and a fellow of the Carnegie African Diaspora fellowship.

 

As a community health activist, Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma started a nonprofit professional association (The Nigerian Nurses Association of USA {NNUSA} to help eliminate health disparities among African Immigrant Communities. The association has now expanded to other states in the United States, Canada leading to the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America (NANNNA). Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma is the current Executive Director. Through her leadership, the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria in collaboration with NANNNA created action plan on public awareness and campaign against domestic violence in Nigeria, established “Nurses Technical Committee” (NTC) that focuses on developing a blueprint for strengthening nursing through coordinated multi-system policies and programs.

 

Dr. Ogiehor-Enoma also mentor Nurses to advance in their career resulting in many nurses obtaining PhD and DNP in nursing. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

 

Her significant contributions to the African Immigrant community, the nursing profession and healthcare in general, have made her a role model to other nurses, women, and African Immigrants.

 

Above all, she is a wife and a mother, a family-oriented person and a strong believer in “God first, Family second, and Career third” philosophy.

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Ms Amisa Rashid Ahmed

Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation, Board member of SIASA PLACE  Trustee of YWLI-Young Women Leadership Institute and  Winner, Africa Youth Award 2020

Amisa Rashid is a counselling psychologist and a mediator specializing in peace building and Trauma Healing centring her work on Trauma informed resilience for community building. Aiming at reducing conflict and violence in her community, Amisa is the Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation whose main objective is building community resilient using Trauma informed programs for peaceful social cohesion to her community by creating safe spaces and offering psychosocial support to victims of violence. Being an individual who values inclusivity she has pioneered Nivishe in offering Mental Health services through sign languages which since its commencement has managed to serve 200 individuals with hearing Aid challenges. To have a holistic approach in her field she is also a 2020 IPHRD (International Peace and Human Rights Development) Africa Fellow as a young woman Mediator Ambassador. She is the also the only Kenyan chosen among 10 participants globally to participate in the 2021 Orygen Global fellowship for young Mental Health Advocates.

Additionally, she is the board member of SIASA PLACE that deals with issue of youth and Governance as well as Board of trustees of YWLI-Yong women Leadership Institute and a Board of Director at RHIZE which focuses on building a world of connected, growing and impactful nonviolent grassroots movements that transform societies through developing systems of liberation that promote peace, inclusion, justice and people-powered democratic societies globally. She is also the youngest global board of director at Restless development as well as a board of director for Amrell international School. Amisa is a Public Policy Enthusiast as she aims in creating more changes in her space using Policies hence a fellow for the Future Africa program.

On a personal level she is involved in mentoring other women and Girls to pursue leadership positions both in the community and in organizations since she comes from the Marginalized Nubian community in Kenya where there is a lot of stigmatizations in relations to women and leadership. This year alone Amisa who is also a YALI alumni was recognised and awarded as the 2021 African Youth of the Year, the 2021 Second Finalist for the Positive Role Model category in Eastern Africa in the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Award and the 2021 Finalist in the Spirit of Philanthropy – Individual Award –for the East Africa Philanthropy Awards (EAPA).

 

As a community leader, she was among the top 70 out of over 1000 applicants of the Ms President Program whose aim is to create the possibility of Kenya having a woman president and highlighting the roles of women in leadership position. Her passion and enthusiasm in community work led her to be the First runners up in the 2019 annual EANA – East Africa Nubian Awards. She is a professional mentor in Kamilimu, Akilidada and Akirachix which are Organizations that support youth from all walks of life and background in Kenya, especially young women in STEM. She was recognised as the 2019 Akilidada Mentor of the year.

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Imam Dr. Telal Y. Eid

Executive Director of the Islamic Institution of Boston; Professor of Arts of Ministry at Hartford Seminary, USA. Has spoken in at least five African countries

Talal Y. Eid is the Imam and the Executive Director of the Islamic Institute of Boston, serving the Muslim community at large. He is Adjunct Professor of Arts of Ministry at Hartford Seminary. He has a Doctor of Theology (Th.D. – 2005) in Comparative Religion. Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA. Thesis titled, “Marriage, Divorce, and Child Custody as Experienced by American Muslims: Religious, Social, and Legal Considerations.”, Master of Theological Studies (MTS – 1991) in Harvard Divinity School and Bachelor Degree in Islamic Law, al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, School of Islamic Sciences & Law, 1974. 


Previously, Talel Y. Eid has served the Muslim community in the greater Boston, MA since 1982, as the Imam and Religious Director of the Islamic Center of New England, 1982-2005. Telal Y. Eid was also the Muslim chaplain at Brandeis University, the Massachusetts General Hospital & the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition, he served as the Imam & Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo from June 2015-June 2019. He officiates marriage and interfaith marriage and conduct funeral arrangements over 30 years of experience as an Imām and marital and family therapist.


Telal Y. Eid was an Expert on Issues related to International Religious Freedom, Consultant, specialist, and expert on Islamic law, including issues of youth, Islamic Will and inheritance, marriage, marital dispute and conflict, marital violence and spouse abuse, divorce, divorce abuse, and child custody. Besides being a theologian, Telal Eid is an expert on Interfaith Dialogue and Muslims-Christians-Jewish Relations and Issues related to Islamic pastoral care and counseling. On May 14, 2007 until June 7, 2011, Imam Eid was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a Commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He completed two terms of his appointment as a Presidential Appointee Commissioner, 1st term (2 years) under President George W. Bush and 2nd term (2 years+) under President Barack H. Obama. During that period, in addition to once/twice monthly meetings in DC, he conducted with colleague Commissioners Diplomatic mission trips related to Religious Freedom and as a US speaker at the request of the State Department to: Afghanistan (as a US Speaker), Bahrain (as a US Speaker), Bangladesh (2015 as a US Speaker), Brussels (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Chad (Twice 2012 & 2014 as a US Speaker), Egypt (3 times, one as a US Speaker), Erbil (Iraq), France, Geneva (Switzerland), Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait (as a US Speaker), Malaysia (as a Presidential Delegate), Mauritania (2016 as a US Speaker), Morocco, Nigeria (4 times), Montenegro (2017 as a US Speaker), Philippines (as a US Speaker & as a Commissioner), Qatar (as a US Speaker), Rome (Italy), Saudi Arabia (twice), South Korea, Sudan (Khartoum and Juba twice), Syria, Cyprus (north and south), Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vienna (Austria), and Vietnam (twice).

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Dr. Adetoye John Oguntomilade

Ordained Christian Minister who has served in Nigeria, Mozambique,  South Africa and United States (Jesus House, Washington DC) and Public Health Professional

Dr. Adeoye John Oguntomilade, BDS, MPH, PhD is an ordained Christian Minister, John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Certified Executive Coach, Public Health Professional, and an Active duty Commissioned Officer. 
He began his career as a Dentist in Nigeria and has since earned his MPH and PhD in Public Health in the United States. During his career, he has served as an Adjunct professor and Program Director for HIV Programs in the U.S. and provided oversight to HIV programs in multiple countries across the sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.


His global health activities have included travels to Guyana, Haiti, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, and South Africa providing technical assistance to build local capacity to manage public health programs in collaboration with in- country partners including faith-based organizations.


Adeoye has also served in many ministerial capacities including in Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, and the U.S. where he served as an Associate Pastor in Jesus House DC (Silver Spring, Maryland). His ministerial work is focused on motivating people to fulfill their purpose and excel in their career. 
Dr. Oguntomilade, has also served as a speaker at several scientific conferences and led coaching seminars for government and nonprofit organizations.

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Dr Wilfred (Wil) Ngwa

Chair of the Constituency for Africa (CFA)’s Africa Health and Infrastructure Committee, Founding Director of the Global Health Catalyst launched at Harvard Medical School School, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, ​​Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology,  Chair of  Lancet Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa, Founder of the Global Oncology University, 

  • Chair of the Constituency for Africa (CFA)’s Africa Health and Infrastructure Committee, and advisor to the Africa Centers for Disease Control

  • Founding Director of the Global Health Catalyst launched at Harvard Medical School  since 2015 with focus on catalyzing high impact collaborations between the USA and Africa to reduce global health disparities, currently being expanded to involve different world leading universities and HBCUs

  • Distinguished Professor of Public Health,

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

  • Chair of  Lancet Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Founder of the Global Oncology University, an award-winning collaborative education model that offers everyone access to the same world class education and training available from professors at the world’s best institutions.

  • Co-leader of the Africa-Oxford-Harvard-Hopkins clinical trials network with planned multi-center clinical trials on leading cancers in Africa

  • Dr Ngwa has won numerous awards including 17 prestigious awards/honors over the past 5 years alone at Harvard, from the United States National Institutes of Health, USA and international professional societies and organizations for his leading efforts in global  health that have led to the establishment of new healthcare institutions and cancer centers in Africa, trained thousands of healthcare professionals, and established win-win collaborations for global health and economic development

  • He was obtained bachelors degree at University of Buea Camerroon, Masters and doctoral degrees at University of Leipzig Germany, and postdoctocal and clinical training at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School

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Rahel Mulugeta

Clinical nurse, senior health extension worker, Semit Health Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Anadach Group (www.anadach.com) is a healthcare strategic firm, which was founded in 2009 to provide innovative advice and services to clients and partners interested in transforming healthcare systems in emerging markets. Spanning over 25 countries, we have collaborated with governments, development finance institutions, multinational health organizations, donors and private sector companies including multinational companies to strengthen health systems to improve access to health services and products, and help solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges.

RDAssociates Africa (https://rnd.associates/), an affiliate of RnD Associates in the US, was recently established in Ethiopia and Kenya to build human capacity in Healthcare, Wellness and Pharma, Engineering and Manufacturing and Hospitality and Tourism whilst integrating youth engagement, women empowerment and digital transformation across these three sectors. Our globally trained managing partners, senior associates and consultants have a common vision to help CONNECT, STRENGTHEN and LEAD with carefully crafted trainings and support focused on human capacity development (HCD) and organizational development in Africa.  At RDA Africa, we bring a world of experience to you.