Tuesday 24th October, 2017
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Healthcare in Nigeria: Ecuador drums support for NGO

Healthcare in Nigeria: Ecuador drums support for NGO

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.