In its desire to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance in Nigeria, the Ecuadorian Embassy in Abuja has solicited for financial support for Ukaigwe Health Empowerment and Learning (UHEAL), a charitable organisation.
Ecuador Ambassador to Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo, who made the call at a press conference in Abuja, said this would enable UHEAL to actualise her mission of taking healthcare to the poor.
The envoy said that the embassy was partnering with UHEAL Charities Medical Mission, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to uplift the lives of individuals and families in the rural communities.
Rovayo, who said he participated in one of the outings of the mission held in Okigwe community, Imo State in December 2016, called on local and foreign donors to support the mission.
The Chief Executive Officer of UHEAL, Dr Patricia Ukaigwe, a U.S. based medical practitioner said the mission was committed to increasing access to healthcare.
“UHEAL is committed to improving population health and committing resources to fund medical mission trips, screening and treatment of varied health conditions, distribute food, and support widows and orphans, ” she said.