Highly revered colleagues, We appreciate the mandate given us to steer the affairs of this great society for the next 2years. We appreciate the efforts of past executive members to take NISONM to the current level of prominence in our national discourse in the quest to ensure that newborns in Nigeria get the best attention required and access to high quality health care. We are blessed with highly experienced senior colleagues who are ever willing to render advice and guide us and we intend to make the best of this opportunity. We also want to encourage younger colleagues to become members and tap from their various expertise and energy.
Our goal is to strive is to improve standards of neonatal care by seeking opportunities to optimise knowledge and skills of neonatal care practitioners, encourage research to inform practice and advocate for the needs of newborns and their families. We desire to collaborate with similar bodies within and outside the continent to promote career advancement of members. We seek active participation of all members in achieving these goals and welcome ideas from all members.
Lastly, I want to encourage us all not to relent in our efforts to work for the greater good of the society and the Nigerian newborns to bring about the much desired improvement in their health indices irrespective of the numerous challenges confronting us.
We solicit the support of everyone to achieve our collective goals and leave a lasting legacy.
Olukem Tongo
President 2021