International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. NSP Joins the IWD Community in marking this year 2022 themed- ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ with a message from her president as seen below:

Happy International women's day!

The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

As women, we take on so many roles that are often underrepresented. There is need to break the barriers that shroud the biases.

We are privileged to have iconic women that have left commendable footprints to inspire others in the profession.

For this year’s IWD observance, The Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy is taking the initiative to recognize, celebrate and honour the many women in physiotherapy whose leadership and contributions have helped to sustain the progress of our society and profession. Space will not permit us to list all but be sure we recognise and celebrate you. Hopefully next year, we will involve us in the process. You will get to nominate the women that have particularly impacted your life!

Get involved in governance at whatever level you are. Without you, without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.

Celebrate you!

Happy International Women's Day

Yours in Service 
Dr Nnenna (Olajumoke Salamatu) Chigbo, PT

President, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy


There is also a inspirational content developed by Nigeria Society Physiotherapy-Forum of Women in Physiotherapy (NSP-FWIP) through the pioneer chairperson to celebrate our women today. Click link to view, below is her message.

It’s another International Women’s Day: a day to recognise the achievements of our women in Physiotherapy.

The theme of this year is “Gender Equality for a sustainable Tomorrow” Without the women in any organisation being maximized, the future is  bleak. This year, due to lack of space we will look back and showcase  some  women in Physiotherapy. We want to specially recognise their contributions to the advancement of Physiotherapy in Nigeria and also appreciate those that are currently trailing the blaze for an enviable future for our profession. Your sacrifices and efforts cannot be denied.

I wish to use this medium to challenge every woman in Physiotherapy to break the bias to their career advancement. Let’s unite to build an enviable physiotherapy for a sustainable tomorrow wherever we find ourselves.

Happy Women’s Day!!!

Dr Oyenike Ayo-Ogunseye PT.

Pioneer Chairperson

NSP Forum of Women in Physiotherapy