Alberta Fires – CANPAD Members urged to show support

Members of Canadian Association of Nigerian Physicians and Dentists (CANPAD) have been called upon to support the residents of Fort McMurray affected by recent wildfires. “Our hearts and thoughts go out to residents of Forth McMurray and we stand with our affected members at this difficult times,” said Dr. Amaraegbulam Anozie, President of CANPAD. He further encouraged all members to respond to the Canadian Red Cross emergency appeal by making individual donations to support evacuees and their families. Click here to donate to Alberta Fire Victims https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?_ga=1.53750891.29639789.1462619616&ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50639 -30- For further information please contact: Nnamdi Ndubuka Assistant Secretary, CANPAD canpadassitantsecrtary@canpad.org

CANPAD joins Nigerian Medical Association in mourning the sudden death of Ekiti State NMA delegates

CANPAD has issued a condolence letter to the National President of Nigerian Medical Association to express her heartfelt condolence on the sudden and tragic loss of our colleagues from Ekiti state who were on their way to attend the recently concluded National NMA Annual Delegates Conference which took place in Sokoto. CANPAD mourns with the families of these colleagues, our mother organisation, NMA, the government and entire people of Ekiti State. “The stories emanating from Nigeria continues to show how the dearth of adequate facilities continue to cause the loss of highly trained professionals, intellectuals and indeed the rank and file of our society said Dr. Motunrayo Adetola, President Elect, CANPAD. “Our prayer is that God will be the comfort and strength Continue Reading →

President’s Pen 2014

Dec. 27, 2014 Dear CANPAD Members, I hope you and your families are having a Wonderful Holiday Season. CANPAD continues to keep to our vision and purpose and I believe that we have had a wonderful 2014. One of the highlights was the CME/ Family event in Saskatoon. The ladies night was a great success and the issues that plague newcomers and in particular disruptive/divisive issues that adversely affect the family units were discussed. I am delighted to inform our members that CANPAD continues to be involved with The Nigerian Ministry of Health, Diaspora Unit. We were represented at the last Joint Technical Meeting in Abuja, in Nov. 2014 by Dr. Uche Nwadike. Also present were other Nigerian Foreign Doctor’s Associations, including Continue Reading →

2014 CANPAD AWARD WINNER

2014 CANPAD AWARD WINNER (OUTSTANDING SERVICE) REV DR ADEBUSOLA ONABAJO ONAYEMI MB BS, DA, FRCPC, MTS Staff Anesthesiologist at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Honorary Assistant at Celebration Church, Barrie, Ontario. Dr. Onayemi is passionate about for community affairs. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Yoruba Community Association (YCA) of the Greater Toronto Area, the founder of Yoruba Readers’ Club of North America and a member of the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA), based in the U.S.A. He is the publisher of Yorùbá: Mọ̀ ọ́n kọ, Mọ̀ ọ́n kà. (Know how to Write it, Know how to Read it) a Yoruba language primer. He is a founding member of the Nigerian American Medical Foundation International (NAMFI), Continue Reading →

CANPAD Presidents Letter 2014

Dear CANPAD Members,                              Dec. 27, 2014 I hope you and your families are having a Wonderful Holiday Season. CANPAD continues to keep to our vision and purpose and I believe that we have had a wonderful 2014. One of the highlights was the CME/ Family event in Saskatoon. The ladies night was a great success and the issues that plague newcomers and in particular disruptive/divisive issues that adversely affect the family units were discussed. I am delighted to inform our members that CANPAD continues to be involved with The Nigerian Ministry of Health, Diaspora Unit. We were represented at the last Joint Technical Meeting in Abuja, in Nov. 2014 by Dr. Uche Nwadike. Also present were other Nigerian Foreign Doctor’s Associations, including Continue Reading →

A Word about Culture and Professionalism

A Word about Culture and Professionalism Culture Culture has been defined as the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture determines appropriate or acceptable behavior among specific people groups and it changes with time. For example, in Southern Nigeria thirty years ago, it was an insult to family members to expect them to call ahead and inform of an intended visit. Relatives would just show up for visits without any fore-warning and stay a few days, weeks or in some cases months. Today even though they are not required to call ahead, many relatives inform their family of their upcoming visit ahead of time. In Canada on the other hand, generally speaking, it appears Continue Reading →