THE FUNMI ADEWOLE FOUNDATION SEEKS DONATIONS FROM CHICAGOLAND TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL MISSION


THE FUNMI ADEWOLE FOUNDATION SEEKS DONATIONS FROM CHICAGOLAND TO ASSIST WITH MEDICAL MISSION

FAF to Provide Access to Healthcare for Residents
of Rural Nigeria

Chicago, Ill. – The Funmi Adewole Foundation, a Chicago based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide free primary health care to underserved communities across Africa, is seeking
the help of Chicago to help with its medical mission trip to Nigeria in late October. A $30,000 Go Fund Me fundraiser has been started for the purchase of medications for their annual medical mission trip in
October.

Since 2014, the Funmi Adewole Foundation has hosted annual mission trips to rural areas in Nigeria. Medical mission, education, and cancer awareness are the three initiatives that are the foundation of FAF. Through the hard work of volunteers comprised
mostly of Nigerian immigrants, over 17,500 Nigerians have benefited from FAF’s medical missions and education initiatives. The organization also supports quality education in the continent through an education trust fund and promotes cancer awareness initiatives in the United States and Africa.

The annual mission trips will provide the residents of the rural parts of Nigeria a comprehensive medical checkup that includes health education, followed by triage, doctor’s assessment, deworming,
dental checkup, counseling, prayer, massage therapy, eye examinations along with glasses for patients who need or wear glasses. Anticipation for the annual medical mission is high in rural areas; for most residents, this is the only access to the healthcare
they have.

“As we all know, healthcare should be the right of everybody. But unfortunately, that is not what is happening in Nigeria as we know it. A lot of people with medical problems have no means of getting
care,” stated Dr. Muyiwa Idowu, medical director of the Funmi Adewole Foundation. “We see patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, arthritis, asthma, skin diseases, eye problems. We need the international community’s support to help with this
mission to help save lives.”

According to the National Library of Medicine, only 43.3% of people had access to healthcare in Nigeria, a country of over 200 million, compared to 13.3% of American adults who did not have access
to healthcare before the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, patients with chronic ailments who need medication are also given a one-year supply.


Beta Blockers, Glipizide, Antibiotics, Antifungal, Antimalarial, and Antibiotics for the eye are some medications given to patients. Multivitamins will also be provided to many patients who are
malnourished. A former volunteer of the foundation has started a Gofundme fundraiser to raise $30,000 for the purchase of medications for the 2022 medical mission trip in October.

FAF is a registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. To donate towards the purchase of medication for medical mission 2022, visit https://www.gofundme. com/f/medical-mission-trip-2022. All donations are tax-deductible.

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