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2007 MEDICAL MISSION REPORT July 14th – July 30th Imo State, Nigeria - Ugiri.

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2 2007 MEDICAL MISSION REPORT July 14th – July 30th Imo State, Nigeria - Ugiri

3 Our Mission ◘ Our mission is to support and conduct medical services; combat the spread of disease and unnecessary death; and prevent community deterioration by improving healthcare conditions in the Nigerian population in Africa. ◘ Our vision is to see health centers built in the interior of Nigeria, located in villages where access to such facilities is rare and help is most desperately needed. While working on that vision we plan to continue running frequent medical missions with our temporary clinic stations like we have done in the past. Click to Continue

4 Medical Mission Team 2007 Dr. Livinus Obilo Ms. Ijeoma Obilo Mrs. Rose Obilo Chief Mrs. Vicky Akujuo Dr. Eddie Hoover Ms. Deman Regah Ms. Jenele Jones Ms. Mary Ann Sebastian Ms. Andrea Thomas Ms. Sydoney Drummond Ms. Ezinne Akujuo Sister Dr. Caroline Onyaguara NHF Founder & Board President NHF Executive Director NHF Board Member Heart Surgeon Organization Consultant Respiratory Therapist Registered Nurse School Teacher Registered Nurse Nigerian Registered Nurse Nigerian Doctor Click to Continue

5 Wednesday July 18, 2007 ◘ Location: Okwanta Umuchieze Obollo ◘ Opening Ceremony ◘Visitation of the Temporary Clinic ◘Traditional Dances ◘ Patients Seen: 50 ◘Adults: 45 Youth: 5 ◘Males: 15 Females: 35 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (18) ◘High Blood Pressure (16) ◘Gastrointestinal Issues (5) ◘ Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, Malaria, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Weakness, Eye Problems, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Fever, Fungus. Click to Continue

6 Official Government Welcome – Mr. Tony BlackOpening Ceremony Dancers Temporary Clinic SpaceExcited School Children

7 Thursday July 19, 2007 ◘ Villages attended To: Umuchieze, Umuikiti, Outside Obollo and Amaukwu Obollo ◘ Patients Seen: 130 ◘Adults: 92 Youth: 38 ◘Males: 37Females: 93 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (60) ◘High Blood Pressure (15) ◘Malaria (17) ◘ Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Weakness, Eye Problems, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Fever, Cancer, Oral Hygeine Issues, Heart Issues, Malnutrition, Dermatology Issues. Click to Continue

8 Medicine Cabinet Medicine Distribution A daily crowd of over 400 Potential Patients

9 Friday July 20, 2007 ◘ Villages attended To: Umukam, Alaiyi Owerre, outside Obollo and Amaukwu Obollo ◘ Patients Seen: 172 ◘Adults: 141 Youth: 31 ◘Males: 49Females: 123 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (87) ◘Eye Problems (44) ◘High Blood Pressure (20) ◘ Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Weakness, Eye Problems, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Fever, Cancer, Oral Hygeine Issues, Heart Issues, Malnutrition, Dermatology Issues. Click to Continue

10 AN NHF SUCCESS STORY In 2006 Sir Emmanuel suffered from diabetic ulcers… With an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, 1 year later Emmanuel returns without his cane to say Thank You NHF!

11 NHF fed almost 400 patients a day during the 2 week medical mission.

12 Saturday July 21, 2007 ◘ Villages attended To: Umuche, Umuoruma, outside Obollo and Amaukwu Obollo ◘ Patients Seen: 247 ◘Adults: 202 Youth: 45 ◘Males: 13Females: 234 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (100+) ◘Eye Problems (56) ◘Malaria (32) ◘ Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Malaria, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Weakness, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Fever, Oral Hygiene Issues, Heart Issues, Allergies, Dermatology Issues, Ear Problems. Click to Continue

13 An infant suffering from a very curable birth defect, in need of shunt, but no where to receive it.

14 We see a wide variety of conditions. Many are not deadly however almost every patient is misinformed. We help to educate them. Patient Suffering from a mouth ulcer.

15 Sunday July 22, 2007 ◘ Villages attended To: Alaiyi Ama, Umudo, and outside Obollo and Amaukwu Obollo ◘ Patients Seen: 174 ◘Adults: 158 Youth: 16 ◘Males: 52Females: 122 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (71) ◘Eye Problems (41) ◘Fever (35)  Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, Malaria, High Blood Pressure, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Weakness, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Fever, Oral Hygiene Issues, Heart Issues, Allergies, Dermatology Issues, Arthritis, Cancer, Fainting Spells, Ear Problems. Click to Continue

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17 MEET NKECHI ONUOHA Click to Continue She traveled 2 days to get to the NHF Clinic on July 22, 2007 with a 103 degree fever that she had for several days. We ran IV’s and were able to stabilize her. Her fever dropped and she was feeling much better. She is 26. Completely in love with her husband of 1 year and can’t wait to become a mother. More importantly, she just wanted to get better. Although she had been to several doctors. Because of inadequate medical facilities she was unable to get an accurate diagnosis of her condition.

18 Click to Continue Following our departure we learned that she was better for some time. However, she fell ill again. Our staff was able to find a teaching hospital that was about a two day Journey from her home. However, it was too late. Nkechi died of Kidney Failure on Friday September 21 st, Our vision is to build health centers in the interior of Nigeria, so that unfortunate stories like this that are heard all too often become scarce. Young, beautiful, a newly-wed, and now and Angel.

19 Monday July 23, 2007 ◘ Villages attended To: Traveled to the State House To Service Staff ◘ Patients Seen: 102 ◘Adults: 92 Youth: 10 ◘Males: 35Females: 67 ◘ Top 3 Complaints: ◘General Pains (16) ◘Fever (15) ◘Eye Problems (13)  Other Complaints & Findings: Diabetes, Malaria, High Blood Pressure, Typhoid, Asthma, Hepatitis, Anxiety, Gastrointestinal Issues, Weakness, Infections (i.e. STI’s and general), Women’s Health, Seizures, Common Cold, Oral Hygiene Issues, Heart Issues, Allergies, Dermatology Issues, Arthritis, Cancer, Fainting Spells, Ear Problems. Click to Continue

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21 Dr. Hoover’s Chieftaincy Chief Omereoha The village was so pleased with our continued dedication to improving the healthcare in Nigeria that they decided to make one of our volunteers a chief.

22 Final Report Numbers ◘ Patients Seen: 875 Documented Patients ◘Over 200 Undocumented Patients ◘Total patients 1,000+ ◘ Adults: 730 ::: 83% of NHF patient population ◘ Youth (0yrs – 17yrs): 145 ::: 17% of NHF patient population ◘ Men: 201 ::: 23% of NHF patient population ◘ Women: 674 ::: 77% of NHF patient population ◘ Top 3 Overall Complaints ◘General Pains: 402 ::: 46% of NHF patient population ◘Eye Problems: 171 ::: 20% of NHF patient population ◘High Blood Pressure: 128 ::: 15% of NHF patient population Click to Continue Special Thank You To Our 2007 Mission Sponsor

23 “Volunteering in Africa on a medical mission trip, was one of the most rewarding experiences that I ever had. I still can not believe that I was there. I remember while I was there I would wake up and say to myself “I’m in Africa!,” because I just could not believe it. Despite what you hear about Africa, such as the diseases and war I found something different on my adventure in Nigeria. I found love, compassion, friendliness, warmth, and above all, faith. These people suffer from malnutrition and diseases yet they are happier then some of us will ever be. “I still remember the children’s faces.” Cristina Iribarne 2006 Mission Team I still remember the children’s faces. I loved playing games, dancing, and singing with the children. I have a clear picture of a beautiful girl, named Judith that resided in the village where I stayed. She was one of the older Volunteer Testimonial children, and she reminded me of my sister. She helped me organize everyone together to dance and sing. We talked about her life, and how she takes care of her brother and sister everyday. So, why did I go all the way to Africa to make a difference? When someone asks me this question I reply by saying, “Because I could.” I also believe that volunteering in Africa was a calling. If you feel a calling, don’t ignore it, but embrace it. The experience will be worthwhile, but the memories will be with you forever.” -Cristina Iribarne. Click to Continue

24 We Need Your Help Sadly, millions of our fellow world citizens, like those in Nigeria, are suffering from all sorts of ailments and afflictions, a vast majority because they lack access to quality medical facilities. With the support of you, and other caring, concerned people, the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation, will have the opportunity to save thousands of lives that may have never had the chance otherwise. Lend a helping hand and we will show you how you can save a life. Click to Continue

25 Thank you Nigerian Healthcare Foundation P.O. Box 4070 Wayne, NJ Office: web: "Let's Make Nigeria Smile... Together"www.nhfinc.org View Our Mission Video Online


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