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How we touched the lives of the needy in Nigeria

In this interview with Dr. Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, Founder and CEO, and Dr. George Onuorah, Director of Media and Projects, of the When In Need (WIN) Foundation they explained the challenges and joy derived from seeing the  smiles on the less-privileged in Nigeria during WIN’s April 2017 Mission of Mercy.

From April 27 – 29, 2017, the When In Need Foundation made a Mission of Mercy (MOM) to Ideato Imo state Nigeria. This particular medical mission was inspired by a letter received from a community in Ideato South in Imo State Nigeria. Ideato south has an estimated population of 550,000. Our investigation revealed that this community has been greatly deprived of accessible healthcare, general sustainable development, children’s education and women/youth empowerment. This deplorable state of healthcare has claimed the lives of many in this community.

The April mission was supported by a team of family physicians, ophthalmologists, pharmacists, nurses and several other public health professionals.  During the mission, attended to over 6,000 adults and children. Free services were performed including physical and ophthalmic examinations; provision of education and treatments for multiple ailments including hypertension, diabetes, cholera, malaria and typhoid fever; provision of  free reading and distance glasses for at least 4,500 people; and offered preventative health education to reduce the prevalence of communicable diseases.

Read this article to learn more about our Mission of Mercy.

How we touched the lives of the needy in Nigeria-WIN

 

 


2017 April Land Ribbon Cutting

Senator James Sanders, Jr. holds press conference in support of When in Need Foundation

On Friday, May 12th at 10AM, State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will host a press conference to discuss his recent trip with When in Need Foundation and our President & CEO Dr. Chetachi Ecton to the country of Nigeria on a medical Mission of Mercy.
 
Our team of 30 doctors provided medicines to combat illnesses such as malaria, typhoid and high blood pressure. In addition to trying to improve health, Dr. Ecton and Senator Sanders met with Nigerian leaders to discuss how to strengthen relations between the two countries, even through Nigeria is already an ally of the United States.
 

Senator Sanders also viewed the visit as a time for personal growth and development regarding other cultures and felt warmly adopted by the Nigerian people. He was even given the title of chief by four kings there. 

Senator Sanders was proud to work with the When In Need Foundation on the Nigerian mission. WIN provides grants for students and young professionals to continue their education. They support schools, orphanages and various hostels that assist the less fortunate. WIN also organizes health and education fairs. 

At the upcoming press conference, Sanders will provide an informational update to community members in the 10th Senatorial District on the current state of Nigeria and what supplies and resources are needed there and how we collectively can provide support.

Senator Sanders hopes to encourage Americans and Nigerian-Americans to help the beautiful African Nation and would like to work with representatives from the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York to accomplish this goal.

 

 

If you would like to join the press conference:

Who: State Senator James Sanders Jr., When in Need Foundation

What: Press Conference on Mission to Nigeria 

Where: St. Clement Pope Church (outside) 
141-11 123rd Avenue, South Ozone Park, NY 11436
(onsite parking)

When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 

Why: To help the people of Nigeria and their family and friends living in the United States.


WIN Impact Image - Feb 2017

April 2017 Mission of Mercy

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters,


When In Need (WIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and non governmental organization registered both in the United States of America and Nigeria. Since 2012, the WIN Foundation has continued to impact lives globally through its outreach program, Mission Of Mercy (MOM). The foundation has assisted many individuals, groups, institutions and communities globally with basic amenities, food supplies, agriculture, healthcare, clean water, farming, rebuilding schools, educational grants and other resources.

 

This year, in efforts to expand our reach and help more individuals in need, we need your support!

From April 27 – 29, 2017, the When In Need Foundation will make a Mission of Mercy (MOM) to Ideato Imo state Nigeria. This particular medical mission was inspired by a letter received from a community in Ideato South in Imo State Nigeria. Ideato south has an estimated population of 550,000. Our investigation revealed that this community has been greatly deprived of accessible healthcare, general sustainable development, children’s education and women/youth empowerment. This deplorable state of healthcare has claimed the lives of many in this community.

 

The April mission will be supported by a team of family physicians, ophthalmologists, pharmacists, nurses and several other public health professionals.  During the mission, we intend to attend to 6,000 adults and children. Free services to be performed includes physical and ophthalmic examinations ; provision of education and treatments for multiple ailments including hypertension, diabetes, cholera, malaria and typhoid fever; provision of  free reading and distance glasses for at least 4,500 people; and offering of preventative health education to reduce the prevalence of communicable diseases.


We seek your support and partnership to help extend the hand of charity to those in need in Nigeria through the donation of medical supplies and any other means of support available within your institution’s capacity. Please find attached the list of items needed for our medical mission; we also welcome the donation of any other items not included in this list. If you would like to make a monetary donation for the WIN Foundation to purchase needed medical items, please donate to our GoFundMe campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/seed-a-need-in-nigeria.

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration and we appreciate your support!

 

Sincerely,

Chief Dr. Chetatchi Ecton

CEO/Founder, When in Need Foundation

http://winfound.org

 

 

Medical Supply Donations can be sent to:

 

WIN Philadelphia Office

Parkside Avenue, Suite 400                                                                

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131 

 

WIN New York Office

96-04 57th Avenue, Suite 6A

Corona, NY 11368

 

WIN Nigeria Headquarters

Suit 24 Metro Plaza

Central Business District

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Nigeria

 

2nd Nigeria Office

85/87 Okigwe Road

Owerri IMO State

Nigeria


List of Items Needed For Medical Mission To Nigeria

 

 List of Items Needed for When In Need Foundation  Medical Mission

 

Over the counter or

 

Nigeria – Nov. 2016

Quantity

Funds needed to purchase

 

Estimated No of People to be served – 8000

 

prescription drugs in Nigeria

 

Abo-Mbaise Imo state local govt area               –  Age  (0-17) 162,156   (18-65+) – 66,424      

General Population – 228,580

 

 

 

Ahiazu-Mbaise Imo State Local govt area –         Age  (0-17) 101,210  (18-65+) – 99,250                      General Population – 200,460

 

 

 

Ezinihitte Imo State Local govt area                  – Age  (0-17) – 101 ,023   (18-65+) – 97,027                  General Population – 198,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Aid

 

 

1

Hydrogen peroxide solution

1000 bottles

Over the counter

2

Antibiotic Ointments

1000 tubes

Over the counter

3

Band aids

250 boxes

Over the counter

4

Alcohol wipes

250 boxes

Over the counter

5

Cotton Wool

500 bottles

Over the counter

6

Hand sanitizers 

5000 bottles

Over the counter

7

Iodine

1000 bottles

Over the counter

8

 Gauze

500 packs

Over the counter

9

Pain relievers ( Aspirin, Advil, Tynenol, Ibroprofen etc)

1000

Over the counter

10

Gloves

300 Boxes (S, M, L, XL)

Over the counter

11

Calamine lotion

2500 bottles

Over the counter

12

Face mask

500 boxes

Over the counter

13

 Medical gowns

100 units

Over the counter

14

Stethoscope

50 units

Over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Eye care

 

 

15

 Reading glasses( +3.25, +2.75, +1.00, 1.50+2.00, 2.50)

5000 units

Over the counter

16


Loratadine ( For allergies)

500 packs

Over the counter

17

Anti-allergic eye drops (systane, moisturizing lubricating eye drops, visine, ocuvite)

2000 units

Over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Equipments for Eye Care

 

 

18

Auto ref

20 units

over the counter

19

Ophthalmoscope

20 units

over the counter

20

Trial sets

20 units

over the counter

21

Senile Charts

20 units

over the counter

22

 Light set

24 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Care

 

 

23

 Blood glucose test strips

1000 units

over the counter

24

Blood glucose monitoring system

100 units

over the counter

25

Blood pressure monitor

200 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Cold, Fever, Digestive health and other infections.

 

 

26

Diahrea Medication

5000 units

over the counter

27

Pepto-Bismol

1000 units

over the counter

28

Imodium     

1000 units

over the counter

29

Antacid

1000 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamins

 

 

30

 Ocuvite eye care supplement

500 units

over the counter

31

Muti Vitamins

500 units

over the counter

32

 Centrum silver

500 units

over the counter

33

Vitamin C

100 bottles

over the counter

34

Muti Vitamin D3

500 bottles

over the counter

35

Biotin – Vitamin B

500 bottles

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Materials

 

 

36

Diabetic Teaching Materials

 

 

37

High Blood Pressure Materials

 

 

38

Healthy Living  Brochures or teaching materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

 

 

 

Malaria medications

 

 

39

Combisunate

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

40

Coartem

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

41

 Artemether/Lumfantrine

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Eye Care

 

 

42

Diclofenac 

1000 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

43

Steroidal inflammatory drop

3000 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

       

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Care

 

 

45

Diabetes monitoring kit

100 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

46

Metformin

500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

47

Methyldopa (high blood pressure)

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Cold, Fever, Digestive health and other infections.

 

 

48

Anti worm medication (Zolat,Wormin)

1000 bottles/satchets

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

49

Antibiotics (Amoxil, Ampiclux)

1000 bottles

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 347.249.3500 or by email at whenineedfoundation@gmail.com We are grateful for your help.  All donations can be mailed or shipped to our official addresses at:

 

  • 96-04 57th Ave. Suite 6A, Corona NY 11368
  • 4950 Parkside Avenue, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • 85/87 Okigwe road, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • No 1 Zambezi Crescent off Aguyi Ironsi, Maitama Abuja

When In Need Medical Mission To Africa – We Need Your Help!

Dear Friend: 

Over the past two years the When in Need Foundation has taken several medical missions to the most rural areas of Nigeria. While these trips had specific focuses, i.e. delivering Malaria medications for example, what we’ve learned is that whenever a doctor is in the area, people from multiple communities come to receive even the most basic of checkups and treatments.

On November 15th we head back to Nigeria to visit three separate rural communities with an estimated population of 600,000+ individuals. The primary focus of this trip is to provide eye examinations for 8000 children, women and community members and up to 5000 pairs of glasses. Please watch our last When In Need Mission To Africa at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egB9umpKIoI

Additionally, we are bringing doctors who can give regular examinations on various medical conditions. As diabetes, high blood pressure and diarrhea are some of the major issues Nigerians face, we are in need of various basic supplies. As our friends, business partners and fellow community members we are asking for your help. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 347.249.3500 or by email at whenineedfoundation@gmail.com We are grateful for your help.  All donations can be mailed or shipped to our official addresses at:

  • 96-04 57th Ave. Suite 6A, Corona NY 11368
  • 4950 Parkside Avenue, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • 85/87 Okigwe road, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • No 1 Zambezi Crescent off Aguyi Ironsi, Maitama Abuja

In kind monetary donations can be made on our website at www.winfound.org or via our gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/winmission2africa

 

Below  is a list of items we need. Anything you can donate or help us obtain would be extremely appreciated.

 

 List of Items Needed for When In Need Foundation  Medical Mission

 

Over the counter or

 

Nigeria – Nov. 2016

Quantity

Funds needed to purchase

 

Estimated No of People to be served – 5000

 

prescription drugs in Nigeria

 

Abo-Mbaise Imo state local govt area               –  Age  (0-17) 162,156   (18-65+) – 66,424      

General Population – 228,580

 

 

 

Ahiazu-Mbaise Imo State Local govt area –         Age  (0-17) 101,210  (18-65+) – 99,250                      General Population – 200,460

 

 

 

Ezinihitte Imo State Local govt area                  – Age  (0-17) – 101 ,023   (18-65+) – 97,027                  General Population – 198,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Aid

 

 

1

Hydrogen peroxide solution

1000 bottles

Over the counter

2

Antibiotic Ointments

1000 tubes

Over the counter

3

Band aids

250 boxes

Over the counter

4

Alcohol wipes

250 boxes

Over the counter

5

Cotton Wool

500 bottles

Over the counter

6

Hand sanitizers 

5000 bottles

Over the counter

7

Iodine

1000 bottles

Over the counter

8

 Gauze

500 packs

Over the counter

9

Pain relievers ( Aspirin, Advil, Tynenol, Ibroprofen etc)

1000

Over the counter

10

Gloves

300 Boxes (S, M, L, XL)

Over the counter

11

Calamine lotion

2500 bottles

Over the counter

12

Face mask

500 boxes

Over the counter

13

 Medical gowns

100 units

Over the counter

14

Stethoscope

50 units

Over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Eye care

 

 

15

 Reading glasses( +3.25, +2.75, +1.00, 1.50+2.00, 2.50)

5000 units

Over the counter

16


Loratadine ( For allergies)

500 packs

Over the counter

17

Anti-allergic eye drops (systane, moisturizing lubricating eye drops, visine, ocuvite)

2000 units

Over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Equipments for Eye Care

 

 

18

Auto ref

20 units

over the counter

19

Ophthalmoscope

20 units

over the counter

20

Trial sets

20 units

over the counter

21

Senile Charts

20 units

over the counter

22

 Light set

24 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Care

 

 

23

 Blood glucose test strips

1000 units

over the counter

24

Blood glucose monitoring system

100 units

over the counter

25

Blood pressure monitor

200 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Cold, Fever, Digestive health and other infections.

 

 

26

Diahrea Medication

5000 units

over the counter

27

Pepto-Bismol

1000 units

over the counter

28

Imodium     

1000 units

over the counter

29

Antacid

1000 units

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamins

 

 

30

 Ocuvite eye care supplement

500 units

over the counter

31

Muti Vitamins

500 units

over the counter

32

 Centrum silver

500 units

over the counter

33

Vitamin C

100 bottles

over the counter

34

Muti Vitamin D3

500 bottles

over the counter

35

Biotin – Vitamin B

500 bottles

over the counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Materials

 

 

36

Diabetic Teaching Materials

 

 

37

High Blood Pressure Materials

 

 

38

Healthy Living  Brochures or teaching materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

 

 

 

Malaria medications

 

 

39

Combisunate

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

40

Coartem

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

41

 Artemether/Lumfantrine

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Eye Care

 

 

42

Diclofenac 

1000 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

43

Steroidal inflammatory drop

3000 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

       

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Care

 

 

45

Diabetes monitoring kit

100 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

46

Metformin

500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

47

Methyldopa (high blood pressure)

2500 units

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

Cold, Fever, Digestive health and other infections.

 

 

48

Anti worm medication (Zolat,Wormin)

1000 bottles/satchets

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

49

Antibiotics (Amoxil, Ampiclux)

1000 bottles

Funds needed to purchase prescription medications in Nigeria

 

 

Sincerely,

Chetachi Ecton

Founder and President

When In Need Foundation

 


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