When In Need – a Philadelphia, US, NGO Storms Nigeria for Free Medical Care
A group of philanthropists and volunteers recently left the United States on a three-day mission to provide medical and other assistance to the people of Nigeria.
The When In Need Foundation, which has an international reach and an office at 4950 Parkside Ave. in West Philadelphia, dispatched a team of physicians and volunteers to the West African nation on April 22.
Team members plan to conduct medical screenings, do treatment and provide supplies to residents in the southeastern rural area of Ideato South from April 27 to 29.“The When in Need Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the most deprived parts of the world are not forgotten,” she added.
“This is a three-day medical mission, and we have assembled an array of medical experts who specialize in different areas to treat malaria, diarrhea and a variety of areas because, as you know, Africa is challenged with not having enough health care,” said George Onuorah, director of media relations for the nonprofit, nongovernment agency.
“WIN has been working in rural parts of Africa to provide the communities with the resources that they need to live everyday lives,” she said. “Instead of taking up donations to take water to different parts of Nigeria, they raised funds to build a water tower, which now provides clean water so that over 60,000 residents in a rural community [now have water].”