The African Nurses Association Jacksonville Chapter(AFNA) is a non profit
organization formed by nurses from various parts of African Countries with a
common aim and ambition. It consists of Nurse Practitioners, Registered
Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants.It was
founded in Jacksonville on April 6th, 2007.The Association is registered with
the State Revenue Service as a non profit organization.
As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to help the poor and the less fortunate
in our society, our mission is to:
- Relieve pain and suffering caused by disease conditions that could be
cured or controlled.
- Provide access to simple but important medical equipment and
supplies needed to diagnose medical conditions heal wounds or treat
- Prevent the spread of communicable diseases by providing free
community health promotion and disease prevention education.
- Provide help and serve as mentor to our sisters and brothers from
- Volunteered our time to help children, the old and less fortunate in the
Within the above mission, our goals are to:
- Assist the underprivileged and poor citizens and immigrants who are
uninsured in preventive health screenings like mammograms and
- Educate the community to understand ways to prevent medical
problems associated with Maternal and Child Health, Hypertension,
Diabetes, Stroke, Cancer of various types, HIV, AIDS and many
- Educate the community on ways to prevent and or stop abuse of
children, women and the elderly in our community.
- Provide medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in
Africa and respond to tragedies.