Edidiong Asanga is the first and only nurse/midwife in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria who employs the use of American Sign Language (ASL) and Nigeria Sign Language for the care of hearing-impaired patients.
She is a highly experienced and sensitive nurse-midwife with an exceptional record of providing stellar medical and emotional services to all kinds of patients. Adept at functioning well in a high-pressure work environment, Asanga currently trains other Nurses on ASL and NSL to care for these clients wherever they may be found. She is raising a diverse health workforce and promoting a healthcare inclusive system. She currently works as a school healthcare nurse at a special education centre. Previously Asanga has been a surgical nurse, midwife, and even legislative intern carrying out health policy analyses.
*Edidiong Asanga not pictured. PHOTO CREDIT – Adara