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Making a difference to Guyana and the UK healthcare sectors
Following an admonition by Margaret Brayton MBE, general secretary of the Commonwealth Nurses’ Federation, speaking at a conference of diaspora nurses: “Never forget your colleagues back home!”, and motivated by growing concern over economic and social conditions impacting negatively upon the health of the people of Guyana, a group of ‘concerned nurses’ met in Elstree and took the decision to form an Association of Guyanese Nurses and Allied Professionals. The following year (1988) AGNAP was inaugurated at Hackney town hall with the objectives of:
To help relieve sickness and hardship in Guyana
To help advance Health Education in Guyana and the UK
To affiliate to other institutions and charitable bodies, in Guyana and the UK, which promote health, education and the welfare of the local people
In 1992 we took a mission of 51 health professionals to Guyana and received the Guyana medal of service. In 1996 we became a registered British charity (no. 1055894). Today we are still flourishing, striving to maintain our objectives as epitomised in our motto: PROMOTE SUPPORT DEVELOP.
In 1992 the Association conducted a major educational mission to Guyana. This was a catalyst for the establishment of The Guyana Cancer Society from which has now sprung the statutory Guyana Cancer Board. Other lasting ties have been established between AGNAP and healthcare bodies in Guyana, some of which are mentioned below.Continue reading “Projects”
AGNAPs AGM is usually held in September and is a time for us to come together, review and plan. Due to this year’s unusual circumstances, the 2020 event will be held online in November. Join us to learn about AGNAHP’s work and help shape our future.
Every summer, for over 25 years, AGNAP has held a gala concert in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. As the live concert was unable to take place this year, it has moved online. The artistes below, many of them familiar to AGNAP concertgoers, have contributed these pieces especially for AGNAP, most of them recorded in their own homes. You are able to make up your own programme by selecting pieces in any order. So, please sit back, relax and enjoy the music (and do make sure the volume is turned up on each clip). There is a button below for donations.Continue reading “Online Concert”
Our supporters and benefactors give generously of their time and money. There are many ways in which you can help. These include coming to events, making a donation, sponsoring a project or event, remembering us in your Will as well as joining us.