MIF Philanthropic Mission Nigeria – December 2018

Dec 2018 Mission - NigeriaMission Summary

MIF successfully completed its annual Medical Mission in Imo State, Nigeria at the Mezu International Foundation Medical Center (MIFMC). Over 1,500+ men, women, and children were cared for by more than 75 medical and non-medical volunteers, including six physicians, two pharmacists, three optometrists, 20 optometry interns, over 12 nurses, etc. We want to especially thank our sponsors, donors, and selfless volunteers who helped make this philanthropic mission possible.

Mission Impact

Medical Mission Point of Care Test
Malaria Testing Complete Medical Exam
Typhoid Testing Body Mass Determination
Diabetes Testing Pulmonary Function Testing
Health Counseling Heart Failure Testing
Complete Eye Exam Free Medications
Free Glasses & Sunshades  

All patients received free health services including but not limited to: medical exams, eye exams, prescription & sunglasses, diagnostic testing, medications, as well as preventive health counseling and follow-up. 

All that attended were fed a hearty meal served by MIF’s Our Lady’s Food Kitchen program. Some of our mission statistics and impact include:. 

  • 70+ children treated for dehydration
  • 200+ patients treated for typhoid
  • 300+ patients treated for malaria and arthritis
  • 200+ screened for anemia; 50 treated
  • 900+ free eye exams: 500+ eye drops dispensed for dry eyes.
  • 200+ prescription glasses dispensed
  • 300+ toothbrushes given free
  • 100+ glaucoma medications dispensed
  • 350+ screened for cataracts: 150+  free sunglasses given
  • 700+ screened for hypertension : 300 + treated
  • 400+ patients dewormed
  • 800+ patients given multivitamins
  • 300+  screened for diabetes: 200+ treated
  • 1500+ people educated on preventive medical care
  • 200+ bottles of ocular allergy medication dispensed
  • 20+ Newborn supply kits given: diapers, bulb suctions

Mission Gallery & Slideshow

Thank you to our Sponsors, Volunteers, Partners

ALCON INC Essilor Foundation Precision Vision Inc
Allergan Europa Eye Wear Restoring Vision
AmeriCares, Inc University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison WI
Aqua Vision Care, LLC University of Wisconsin Global Health Institute Children’s Dental, Madison WI
Brother Foundation Federal University of Technology, School of Optometry, Imo State VSP Mobile Clinics
Catholic Medical Mission Board Abia State University, School of Optometry, Uturu, Nigeria Ziks’ Pain Pharmacy

For more information about the humanitarian services of Mezu International Foundation, please visit: www.mezufoundation.org