A 20-man team of physicians, surgeons and medical support staff in the United States, made mostly of the alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, formally the University of Ife, are visiting back home this weekend to give back to society.
The team of doctors from the United States of America is on a medical mission at Ile Ife, Osun State, according to Premium Times.
The team led by Dr Olabisi Jagun, is sponsored by the Mercysaidno Foundation (an Atlanta-based Nigerian Philanthropic organization), Ifemed Alumni Association (USA), member physicians, Friends of Ifemed Physicians and Ife Ooye North America Association (IONA).
“Our team is very excited and ready to go, and we are grateful for the wonderful opportunity to give back,” says Ms. Jagun.
The week-long activities for the medical mission will include free medical clinics at the Ooni’s palace; and a full day of “Campus” clinics, health fair, preventive/public health activities, including screenings for diabetes, hypertension and some communicable diseases.
According to the schedule, while the physicians are running the clinics, there will be simultaneous surgeries at designated centres within the University teaching hospital by the US-based surgeons and their Ife counterparts on cataract patients and laparoscopic procedures using top-notch, state of the art and cutting edge technology equipment brought from the US.
All surgeries will be conducted for free.
Also, members of the team interested in teaching and giving lectures will be provided the opportunity to do so at the university.