Sunday, November 27, 2011

Number two

Ha! How quickly the second follows!

I would like to share perhaps on of my proudest accomplishments to date. The Doctors on Air Medical Mission was an event that was planned as a CSR initiative for PathCare Nigeria and Megalectrics (Classic FM, Beat FM and Naija FM) to provide free medical services to the poor in the Obalende area of Lagos, Nigeria.

I had the profound privilege of being the coordinator of the event which meant handling all the details from planning to execution, with the help of an extremely capable support team (Wole, Dr Ademolu, even Jire you know yourselves!).

We involved about 15 private (top quality, typically reserved for the rich) clinics and NGOs to provide services such as eye exams (even free glasses!), kidney function tests, cancer screening etc as well as the Ministry of Health and primary health centre. I won't go into every detail of the planning process, although I do want to talk about the impact of corruption on your ability to 'do a good thing'. Perhaps that will be another day's entry. But here is one newspaper's coverage of the event:

What an honour to be quoted in it!

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