It is difficult to be a productive member of society when you are sick. That is why the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has invested in health services to make the community a better place to live – and a place to live better. Free rural medical consultations allow those who rarely receive treatment to see a highly trained doctor. This permanent health post gives people security and comfort that medical assistance is always nearby.
A self-contained 25-room ward is under construction at the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu to further serve patients in the Eastern region.
Nigeria is one of the few nations where polio exists, mostly affecting poor and distressed populations in parts of Northern Nigeria. In order to render this crippling disease extinct, the SEOF donated $250,000 dollars to Rotary International to assist in its Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
The fight against Glaucoma is another health care initiative of the foundation. Acutely aware of the hidden danger Glaucoma poses to growing portion of world’s population, the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation established a €100, 000 Glaucoma research grant at the Department of Ophthalmology University of Mainz, Germany and also established a Nigerian fellowship for Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Management at the same University.
As part of its emergency health contribution to individuals internally displaced by flood in October 2012, the SEOF organized medical missions to camps in Anambra State and donated food and basic necessities, including bags of rice and beans as well as toiletries worth millions of naira.