In November 2016 a group of Oromo health professionals of various background met and discussed health problems of our community in Oromia and globally. Some Oromo health professionals have been providing first Aid at OSFNA soccer tournament for the last 3 years. Although the initiative of working with OSFNA is relatively small feat, this gesture has undoubtedly inspired young students and uplifted our community. In fact, it has propelled us to think about creating a formal organization and deliver more services using our talents and existing resources.This opportunity revealed we have vibrant and committed individuals in healthcare fields that support to formally organize at global scale with hopes of networking and giving back to our community. With dedication and hard work, an organizing committee of volunteers put together the first of many IOHPA conferences which took play in Chicago in May 2017.
Conducting health education on chronic health conditions, acute illnesses and emerging diseases of public health importance to reach its audience by utilizing online and off-line IEC outreach strategies such as TV, Radio and internet-based video streaming services, and print material
Conducting health research and disseminating findings to the general public via academic journals and scientific conferences and by other means
Conducting medical and surgical mission trips to Oromia / Ethiopia and beyond to bridge the gaps in delivery of essential health care services in specialized hospitals; undeserved places and communities
Wear a Mask, Wash Your Hands, and Practice Social Distancing !
A message from IOHPA
DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
M.P.H, F. A.C.P
DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner. NP
Registered Nurse. RN
PharmD, MS, CDE (Pharmacist)
Family Medicine Resident