Mrs Onyinyechi Susan Madu is a nurse practitioner whose dedication has deeply impacted the local midwifery nursing community, as well as the broader global health ecosystem. She has participated extensively in research and community care work that has positively impacted the lives of the poor and underprivileged in rural communities of Imo State, Nigeria. Susan contributes regularly to courses, healthcare, and movements at the grassroots level to improve access to quality healthcare through extensive research and intervention schemes.
“As an individual, it is my passion to add value to lives and to my environment, I, therefore, urge every Nurse to adopt this mindset, which is able to drive one into positive actions for the good of our generation and the betterment of humanity, thereby making a continuous positive impact on global health as a whole.”
Madu Onyinyechi Susan is a Nurse/Midwife, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Service Development Administration, an MSc. Environmental Health Management (MEHM), with specialization in Public Health, and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC). Susan is passionate about developing the health care delivery sector in Nigeria and beyond and has been involved in health education and advocacy at local and international levels. As a Nursing Officer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi State, Nigeria, following the severe cholera outbreak that rampaged the State at that time, she carried out a research on “The Incidence Of 2014 Cholera Outbreak Recorded At The Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) Sited At The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.”
She developed questionnaires and mobilized environmental health officers from the public health department of the hospital, to enter the most affected communities where they were able to administer questionnaires, disseminate information and health educated community members about the disease process, its prevention, control and treatment and also distributed WHO provided chlorine tablets to community members for the treatment of their drinking water.
At the broader level, her health research, findings and contributions on the cholera outbreak were added to the voices of other researchers at the 2017 Biennial General Meeting/Scientific Session of West African College of Nursing at the ECOWAS Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria. In 2018, she founded and now coordinates a Nursing Research Team in Imo State, Nigeria encouraging them to break boundaries and find health solutions to positively impact the lives of the poor and underprivileged in rural communities. She inspires her team to become their very best and participate in scientific presentations as she continues to teach Nurses and develop the Nursing Profession and health care system.