2017 Humanitarian Mission Summary – NIGERIA

2017 Humanitarian Mission Summary – NIGERIA

MI FOUNDATION July 2017 Medical Mission, Imo State, NIGERIA

The 2017 MIF medical mission was successfully conducted from July 26th to July 29th at Imo State, Nigeria. This year’s MIF annual medical mission provided free medical services, medication, and health counseling to over 2,700 men, women, and children.

During MIF’s annual medical mission over 60 medical and non-medical volunteers provide free medical and vision services, medications, and health counseling to over 2,700 men, women, and children.  The members of Our Lady’s Food Kitchen, MIF’s local Women’s Community Initiative cooked and served all that attended the medical mission with hearty meals each day. This year, about 23 of our volunteers came from the United States to participate in the MIF medical mission. MIF was happy to have several more local medical professionals and specialists participate in this year’s mission.

 

Some Medical Conditions Seen at our 2017 Medical Mission include:

Hypertension
Malaria
Diabetes
Anemia
Cataracts
Typhoid
Arthritis
Malnutrition
Dermatitis
Cardiac Conditions
Gastro-enteritis
Refractive Error
Reflux and Ulcer
Glaucoma
Conjunctivitis and Dry Eyes
Asthma
Sinusitis
Tumors
Renal Failure
Menopause
Endocarditis
Fungal Infections
Intestinal Worm
Headache/Upper Respiratory Illness
Viral Illness
Pneumonia
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Wound Care
Fever
Congestive heart Failure
Developmental Delay
Hepatitis
Incontinence

 

OUR IMPACT IN OUR 2017 MIF MEDICAL MISSION

  • Over 2500 patients seen and treated.

  • 300 children treated for dehydration

  • 800 patients treated for typhoid

  • 500 patients treated for malaria and arthritis

  • 500 screened for anemia; 100 treated

  • 2500 free eye exams: 1500+ eye drops given for dry eyes.

  • Over 2500 prescription glasses dispensed

  • Over 2000 toothbrushes given free

  • Over 900 glaucoma meds dispensed

  • 1500 screened for cataracts

  • Over 2500+ free reading & sunglasses dispensed

  • 900 screened for hypertension : 300 + treated

  • 400 patients dewormed

  • 1100 patients given multivitamins

  • 2500 patients given Eye Vitamins

  • 500 screened for diabetes: 200+ treated

  • 2500+ people educated on preventive medical care

  • 1500 bottles of ocular allergy medication dispensed

  • 80 Newborn supply kits given: diapers, bulb suctions

 

Our Sincere Gratitude to our 2017 Medical Mission Sponsors:
Allergan
Catholic Medical Missions
Board Brother Brother Foundation
Marchon Eyewear
VSP Mobile Eyes
AmeriCares
Essilor Vision Foundation
Nails 4 You, Madison, WI
Rohlf Medical, Bloomington, Minnesota
Alcon
Europa Eye Wear
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Pikesville, MD
JM Murray Center
Cortland Regional Medical Center
Dr. Ed McDowell, Indiana Regional Medical Center – Pittsburgh PA
Dr. Daniel DeJarlais, Children’s Dental Center of Madison
Aqua Vision Care, LLC – Pikesville MD

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