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Global Health Impact: Sir Emeka Offor Expands His Philanthropy

Written by Dr. Edwin Ndukwe A growing partnership design, one which brings together Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs’) and private sector venture capitalists is making giant strides in the delivery of much needed global health, particularly in Africa. One of such organs is a budding relationship between The Carter Center (TCC), a U.S. based NGO and Sir Emeka Offor, conjoined to fight off the scourge of River Blindness (RB) from Sir Offor’s region in southeastern Nigeria. "Many people from our region both middle aged and older have lost their ability to see over the years. We often associate their predicament with the curse of old age,” Sir Emeka Offor stated. Any form of impairment to vision, whether brought on by Onchocerciasis or Trachoma steals from its victims. It does not only steal the natural ability to see but it also steals ...


Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Cheers on Nigerian Team at IWAS Junior Games

It's Day 1 at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports (IWAS) Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville, UK, and like a typical English day, it drizzled and drizzled. Then, it drizzled a bit more and while it did, the dark cloud briskly dissipated, giving way for the warm heat of the sun to heal our cold skin. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation is proud to be supporting athletes from the Nigerian Paralympic Committee at the IWAS Junior Games. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, a non-governmental, philanthropic organization focused on youth employment, families, education, healthcare and infrastructure development donated 2.6 million Naira to help send the Nigerian athletes to the event. The Foundation is the only private sector sponsor of future Nigerian Paralympians. The mood around the stadium was unchanging unlike the weather and the excitement all around was visibly captivating. There was ...