Native born-Africans living in America are doing a lot to give back to their American communities and the countries of their birth. They donate to courses, organize medical missions, and run campaigns to collect books for high schools and universities back in Africa. This sections highlights the philanthropic activities of individuals, communities and organisations who give back to society.
US NGO, local charities Conclude Medical Mission in Nigeria
Royal Wellness International, Inc. U.S.A recently led a medical mission to Osun State in Nigeria. Details of their activities were outlined in this report by Sunday Alaba Fawole MD to the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas.
It is with humility and great pride that I make the following report of the success of the medical mission that some active members of ANPA just concluded in conjunction with other well-meaning charity organizations.
Our team was able to serve on daily average 500 indigenes from each of the eight different local government communities spanning three States, Lagos, Osun and Ondo of the federal republic of Nigeria. Free medical consultation, screenings, medicines, minor dental services, and public health education were offered and well received with gratitude by the people.
The success of this particular effort can be traced to the collaboration among the composite charity organizations under the leadership of MercySaidNo and its able President, Mrs Mide Lawson and Dr. Olabisi Jagun who headed our clinical team. Representatives from the various local government associations in the USA also played vital roles in coordinating the interests of their respective communities on the ground.
Some of us also had the privilege to engage and give lectures to students at the Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.