Hello to all ODUNA family both in Diasporas and at home in Nigeria.
I wish to congratulate you all for a successful medical mission. The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive; the conclusion is that we made a difference in the lives of individuals and that of the community as a whole.
I wish to thank each and every one of you that contributed in different ways to make the mission a success. Thanks to ODUNA for the initiative, planning, organizing and sponsoring the mission.
More thanks to ODUNA new families in Nigeria who we asked for help but overwhelmed us with support. The mission would not have been what it turned out to be without your input; we are great-full for your support.
We appreciate all ODUNA members that contributed money to make the mission possible. Special thanks to our supporters at home who donated money and materials to support the mission.
We appreciative of all the individuals who volunteered their valuable time to work at the mission including the Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Community health workers, Laboratory technicians, Dietitians, Counselors and the support services. Everybody played significant roles that contributed to the success of the mission. I thank you on behalf of the people of Offa and the environs for a job well done.
Many thanks to our community leaders; the Olofa of Offa, the National president of ODU worldwide, the Chairman of Offa local government and all ODU officials who supported us and encouraged us too. Many thanks to Alhaji and Alhaja Yasin who sponsored our lunch and dinner throughout the mission. The success of the mission has posed a new challenge; what’s next? The mission exposed significant deficiencies in health care delivery at home so, what can we do about it? Yes we are committed to continue with more missions but a mission like we had has its limitations and cannot replace sustainable continuous health care delivery to the community.
I want to challenge each and every one of you to come up with ideas on how to elevate health care at home in a sustainable way. I will share my thoughts too in due course.
We thank God for journey mercies for all participants who have made it back to their stations and pray that he protects those who are still en route. We will develop mission report later and share with everyone later.
Dr. Adegboyega Abdulkadir
Oduna National President