Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
This description of Rita Melifonwu's work was prepared when Rita Melifonwu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Rita is reducing stroke prevalence in Nigeria by engaging stroke survivors, caretakers, medical professionals and policy makers to build stroke awareness, prevention, and treatment capacity across Nigeria. Her organization, Stroke Action Nigeria, is designed to guide the nation in taking action, strengthening capacity, advancing policy, and engaging in partnerships to reduce stroke prevalence in Nigeria.
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