Our Medical Mission Trip with the Nigerian Health Care Foundation
In July 2017, UIUCares joined the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Inc. (NHF) in their annual mission trip to Imo State, Nigeria. Mr. Ezedube Eze a nursing home administrator, Ms. Uzoma Uwakah, a nurse, Mrs. Uche Ejedoghaobi, a pharmacist and Dr. Onyinye Igbokwe, a physician were excited to join NHF in their mission trip.
During the two-week medical mission we saw over 1500 people – 95% are individuals from remote areas who would never have otherwise received medical attention because it is either inaccessible or costly.
Through this program, donated medicines and medical supplies reach impoverished and isolated communities where even basic medical care is inaccessible to the poor or often non-existent.