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Past & Present Health Missions surrounding International Women’s Day 

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Congratulations ladies for celebration such a special day together today. Today like any other day I completed my day feeling strong and gave myself a big hug for another successful day despite challenges with health related concerns. Today I spent women’s day disseminating knowledge to aspiring women nurses and a few men, enhancing their knowledge on cardiovascular diseases and promoting them to realize their potential in saving the lives of those with cardiovascular diseases be it in an acute care setting, extended care facility setting, home care setting, or in public places in our various communities.

Approximately a year or so ago I spent international women’s day in Cameroon. We marched, danced, and celebrated our uniqueness and differences and appreciated each other knowing that we are all special, beautiful and powerful in our own unique ways and together we can conquer. See pictures.

While there, one of my duties as a woman/nurse/professor & clinician under the Fulbright scholarship was to train the first cohort of Midwives at the University of Buea who took the oath to dedicate their professional life’s to help other women bring forth the gift of life – a newborn baby; while doing their maximum best to address complications in a timely manner so women in this resource limited setting don’t lose their life’s during or after the child birthing process. I say they are all #brave women and I salute them and want to celebrate them with other women around the world.

And for all the women out there, who continue to love and care unconditionally to make the world a better place, I salute you all.

Go women! Go Empowerment! Go Motivation! Go healthy and long Life to all women.

I conclude with sharing words of wisdom from notable women whose statements are reflective of me as a woman who continues to aspire to inspire day by day.

"To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." —Hillary Clinton

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." —Margaret Thatcher

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." —Madeleine Albright

"Feminism isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." —G.D. Anderson

A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." —Eleanor Roosevelt

A special thanks to all the men out there who are strong supporters of women who aspire to blossom. We appreciate you!

Dr. Fonya Atabong

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