Uromi & Amichi – Nigeria
OUR COMMUNITIES: UROMI & AMICHI, NIGERIA
The communities of Uromi and Amichi are located in Anambra and Edo States, which share an in-land border in Southwestern Nigeria. Both states have a history of infrastructural damage and economic destruction following the end of the Nigerian Civil War in 1970. In the decades since, local governments have struggled to rebuild hospitals, schools, and public housing, but high levels of corruption and financial mismanagement have made re-development extremely difficult.
OUR PARTNER: MERCY MEDICAL MISSIONS
Dr. Mercy Obeime, a family practice physician in Indianapolis and native of Nigeria, founded the Mercy Foundation after an eye-opening trip visiting one of her medical school professors in Nigeria. Today Mercy Medical Missions and Timmy Global Health work together to engage patients in programs designed to teach preventative health measures and lifestyle modifications to improve overall quality of life and health outcomes.