In recognition of his work in forging a partnership between Real Medicine and the Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Dr. Ufuoma Ejughemre was awarded with the President’s NYSC Honor Service award on December 6th in Abuja, Nigeria.

photo: RMF Doctor Ufuoma Ejughemre receiving award from Nigeria’s President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

Dr. Ufuoma was posted to the clinic in Gure during his Nigerian Youth Service corp 1 year medical posting.  All doctors in Nigeria participate in the NYSC’s medical volunteering program for one year before there residency at a hospital. The majority of the clinics that NYSC manages are in very rural/underserved areas of Nigeria which are happy to receive the service of young doctors in their communities.

The NYSC program is modeled on a similar service program for doctors in Israel.  Dr. Ufuoma initially approached RMF with the idea of a partnership at the clinic in Gure where he was posted during his service and began the collaboration between RMF and NYSC.  RMF has filled the gaps in medicine and supplies over the past year at the Gure clinic and has continued it’s role as a partner with the NYSC organization after Dr. Ufuoma had left to begin his residency.

We are very proud that Dr. Ufuoma and our clinic collaboration has been recognized by the President of Nigeria and we look forward to continuing our work with the NYSC and the newly posted doctor’s to the Gure clinic.

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photo: Founding partner of Nigeria clinic partnership, Dr. Ufuoma

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