Bisi Odeyale was born in Nigeria but moved to the United States when he was a young man. Back home in Lagos, Nigeria, his niece became sick and almost lost her life due to untreated illness. When Bisi realized he could use his skills to overcome the obstacle of healthcare access, he founded the nonprofit Fair Hope for Children. Focusing on healthcare and education, Fair Hope for Children works in northern Nigeria where schools and hospitals are under-served.
This month we worked with Bisi and Fair Hope for Children to send 7 tons of medical supplies and equipment to Borno State, Nigeria. This region is one of the most impoverished areas in all of West Africa. Denise Sears, SOS President & CEO, visited Borno State last year where she witnessed a refugee camp of internally displaced Nigerians. The facilities in these camps are lacking even the most basic healthcare amenities and our shipment will directly address the lack of medical care in the region. In the refugee camp, Denise met a child (pictured above) clearly suffering who had no medical treatment available. Soon after Denise returned, we partnered with Fair Hope for Children to tackle healthcare inequality in northern Nigeria.
This shipment included exam tables, dental equipment, an ECG machine and lab equipment that will be distributed to 3 hospital across the region. We would like to thank
St. Joseph Mount Sterling, Baptist Health Floyd
for donating these critically needed supplies! Bisi will be in Borno State when the container arrives and we will keep you updated with reports from the hospitals!