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Enyi Md Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: To address medical inefficiencies in Nigeria, and improve accessibility to emergency medical assistance in a timely manner.

Results: We spend a lot of time on an annual 5K run and family fun-walk to raise funds to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to donate to Churches, clinics, and communities in Nigeria. Partner with and donate to ANPAs emergency medical services (EMS) training program to provide training for first responders.

Target demographics: People in need of emergency health services in Nigeria

Geographic areas served: Nigeria in West Africa

Programs: Collaborate with ANPA to provide emergency medical service training programs in Nigeria. Annual 5K run and family fun walk to raise funds and promote health.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a well-thought out foundation that has already started to impact its targeted audience. In the years ahead, we expect more leaps and bounds in its stride to saving lives by providing basic medical supplies/equipment that are sorely needed in remote areas. What could be more appropriate to immortalize Dr. Enyi Okereke, who died during a medical mission to save others! Let us all join hands in ensuring continued success for this worthwhile enterprise.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ENYI MD Foundation , since its inception,, is changing the way basic health care should be delivered in Nigeria. By providing basic life support equipment and training, many more lives will be saved and the same lack which cut short the life of Dr Okereke will be prevented in various parts of the country . The leadership of the Foundation is committed and dedicated to this worthy course. Let us all join and support the way we can. AnitaA wrote.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work of The ENYI MD Foundation is continuously dedicated to Dr. Enyi Okereke's life's passion. Through the ENYI MD foundation, Dr. Okereke's dreams of improving emergency medical care in Nigeria have come to life. The donation of money and medical supplies have aided in this important mission and as the foundation continues to grow there are endless possibilities to how many lives this will save in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The purpose of Dr. Enyi Okereke life's work was to reform and improve the quality of health care in Nigeria by donating his time and performing surgeries in rural areas. His goal was to also train doctors in surgical procedures with a specific passion and focus on trauma and emergency care in Nigeria. Unfortunately, Dr Okereke's, untimely death prevented him from bringing his dream to fruition. The ENYI MD foundation, was therefore created in his memory to continue his work specifically focusing on emergency medical care in Nigeria. I applaud Dr. Enyi Okereke's efforts in health care, and the potential that this foundation has to save countless lives in Nigeria with suitable emergency medical care. I encourage everyone to volunteer and spread the word about the ENYI MD Foundation so that his work continues posthumously.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Foundation hosts a Walk/Run every year and the profits are used to help hospitals in Nigeria, A lot of these hospitals have dedicated doctors,but lack the proper equipment and this is where this Foundation makes such a difference. I have been proud to voulteer in whatever capacity I am needed and will continue to do so.

Donor

Rating: 5

ENYI MD Foundation was created in memory of Dr. Enyi Okereke, an orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist who died during a medical mission in Nigeria due to lack of basic emergency medical care. This is a very worthy cause and i know my contributions are used judiciously

Board Member

Rating: 5

ENYI MD Foundation was founded to help reduce the frequency at which precious lives are lost to preventable deaths in Nigeria. This is a very worthy cause, considering how many deaths are reported daily because of lack of emergency medical help. This lack of emergency medical help is what led to the untimely death of Dr. Enyi Okereke, in whose honor the foundation was formed. He died in Nigeria on a Medical Mission, doing the only thing he knows how to do; helping others. In the short time the foundation has been in existence, several Automated External Defibrillators ( AED) have been distributed in Nigeria, and more are in the process of been deployed.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ENYI MD Foundation was created in memory of Dr. Enyi Okereke, an orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist who died during a medical mission in Nigeria due to lack of basic emergency medical care. The foundation is committed to improving emergency medical services in Nigeria. The members of the foundation are dedicated to providing emergency medical equipment such as defibrillators to remote hospitals in Nigeria as well as training and increased awareness.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ENYI MD Foundation was created in memory of Dr Enyi Okereke, an orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist who died during a medical mission in Nigeria due to lack of basic cardiac equipment and medication. The foundation is committed to improving emergency medical services in Nigeria. Thou a new and upcoming non profit the annual ENYI MD foundation 5K run and family fun walk has been quite successful in raising funds to help towards this worthy cause.

Susan Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity was founded in memory of Dr. Enyi Okereke, who died while on a medical mission to improve medical care in Nigeria. The foundation seeks to continue his mission to improve access to basic medical care in Nigeria, in order to save lives. I knew Enyi as a friend and neighbor, and know that he would be pleased with the continuation of his work in his name. The Foundation has dedicated volunteers who work hard to improve the lives of people in Nigeria. It is a worthy charity, one that really makes a difference in the lives of people.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization with an important mission, exemplary leadership, and a solid track record. As a friend and admirer of the late, great Dr. Enyi Okereke, I am an enthusiastic supporter of this foundation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Enyi MD Foundation is an important nonprofit that extends the legacy of a great medical leader, Professor Enyi Okereke, M.D., Pharm.D., who sacrificed his own life to improve the delivery of health care to Nigeria. Dr. Okereke died because of inadequate health care services when he was on a mission trip to improve health care delivery in Nigeria. Therefore, hundreds of his medical colleagues and friends have rallied to continue his legacy with Enyi MD Foundation and improve health care delivery in Nigeria. Enyi's memory is a blessing to the world that is in desperate need of justice, mutual respect, and health, and in this spirit, I wholeheartedly support the mission of Enyi MD Foundation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in the run that this wonderful organization put on at Cooper River, NJ on 9/23/12. The volunteers were so kind and soft spoken and caring. I spoke to Miriam and she told me about the loss of her husband due to the lack of necessary medical equipment which might have saved his young life. The speakers gave such touching speeches and I believe that this organization should have more support and recognition as it raises money for and promotes needed awareness of life-saving technology which is taken for granted in the USA.Without a question of a doubt, this foundation is essential. Sue

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My favorite part about the ENYI MD Foundation is that it raises money for something we often take for granted. Back in 2011, my father was a victim of a serious heart attack. If it were not for the technology the hospital was using, there is no way we would still be with us today. The time I spent Sunday morning volunteering is a day I continue to only get better. We take for granted what resources we have that many other places do not. I loved attending the run and giving it the recognition it deserves.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The ENYI MD Foundation seeks to continue the life-giving work of which the late Dr. Enyi Okereke was reknown. Dr. Okereke died suddenly while in volunteer medical service in Nigeria. He was in the midst of doing what was always important to him, assisting others in providing better health care for local communities both within the USA and overseas. Dr. Enyi was widely respected and served as an inspiration to many to work towards the common good of humanity. The ENYI MD Foundation is only going into it's third year but already has impacted the lives of many and continues to promote more advanced and safer health measures worldwide.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I had opportunities to work with Enyi, in whose honor this Foundation has been established, on different charitable initiatives. I'm inspired by his passion and dedication to "give-back" in order to improve the welfare of others who are less fortunate. I am honored to be in a position to contribute to improving emergency medical care in his name, in order to prevent others from suffering similar fate because emergency was unavailable to him while on one of his medical missions.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The ENYI MD Foundation is an organization developed to address a dire and pressing need in Nigeria -- availability of and access to timely emergency healthcare. It was created in memory of Dr. Enyi Okereke, a talented orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist who lived his life by the motto "you must use your gifts to help others." He was sharing his gifts during a medical mission in Nigeria - providing free medical care and medical advice -- when his life was needlessly cut short due to a lack of necessary medicines and basic first response medical care. The greater tragedy is that Dr. Okereke's story is a story heard with alarming frequency throughout Nigeria. It is hard to find one family that does not have a similar story about a loved one. Through providing necessary first-response medical equipment, training to local healthcare professionals, funding for local medical missions and various other initiatives, the ENYI MD Foundation works tirelessly in the hopes that someone else's story will have a happier ending.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ENYI MD foundation was started soon after the demise of a selfless philanthropist, gifted orthopedic surgeon and good citizen, my friend and colleague, Dr. Enyi Okereke. This foundation decided to make Dr. Okekreke's dream and vision, their mission and vision. ENYI MD Foundation has organized annual 5K- family Fun- walk's / run, for the past 3 years. Myself and my family (husband and 3 kids) as well as my sisters from Maryland, and their families, always look forward to attending the event; not just to show our unwavering support for this foundation, but because it is a wonderful way to remind others near and far that what happened to Dr. Enyi Okereke is still happening everyday, and can still happen to any one of us visiting any of the under developed nations in Africa. This effort hopefully will allow more people to be aware of what the foundation represents, and endorse them and all their activity. Last year the ENYI MD foundation was generous enough to hand a large check to an organization called ANPA (Association of Nigeria Physicians in the Americas) that does medical missions to Nigeria, as well as organize training for health care workers in emergency medical services (including the Life support courses by AHA : BLS and ACLS). Professionally, as a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, I occasionally give ENYI MD Foundation medical advise and advocacy. With the funds raised and donated for EMS training in Nigeria, ENYI MD Foundation, is clearly stepping up to the plate, and is changing the health care scene as aell as actively trying to save lives in the most densely populated black nation in the world, NIgeria. So please join me in supporting this foundation and endorsing all their activites !!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Enyi MD Foundation Inc is remarkable both because of the man it commemorates and its potential for affecting change within the medical field and community-at-large in Nigeria. Dr. Okereke dedicated dedicated much of his time to enhancing human capital within the Nigeria medical field, a cause which is unrivaled by few within the country. The Enyi MD Foundation's aims to continue his work with its mission of 'address(ing) medical inefficiencies in Nigeria. Having attended sponsored events and observed the board members planning both for the short-term and long-term, I am truly impressed by the work that has been done thus far and, as a Nigerian, encouraged for the future of my country.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dr. Enyi Okereke answered the call to serve his fellow man by dropping his comfortable life and taking precious time away from his gracious and beautiful family, that made the sacrifice in honor of the values they shared too, to bring greatly needed aid to the emergency care service in Nigeria and ultimately gave his life in this cause dying in service. No greater love had a man than to lay down his life for his brother but you can simply give some time, spread the word or give a donation to this worthy cause that will reap rippling dividends in the effort to save lives and alter medical destinies. This is what this foundation does and is of immeasurable value.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The wonderful work being done by ENYI MD Foundation, Inc. is indeed a testimony to Enyi Okereke, MD, a great Physician who died doing what he loved to do best. That ENYI MD Foundation Inc. has continued in Dr. Okereke's footsteps is a blessing not only to those who directly benefit from the Foundation's services, but to humanity at large. Dr. Okereke drew our collective attention to the deplorable medical conditions in Nigeria, and ENYI MD Foundation Inc. is not only making sure that the attention does not wane, but also making relevant improvement. I truly support their wonderful work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a noble cause for an individual that sacrificed his life in pursuit of better healthcare for others. My personal experience with the Late Dr. Okereke has been such that he has made me a better person through my interactions with him as a friend and business partner. He was a down-to-earth human being that would take his last shirt off his back for those in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The ENYI MD Foundation is a valuable and essential campaign. I support it fully as its aim to improve emergency medical services in Nigeria is very dear to my heart due to the death of my uncle, who was taken too soon due to lack of such services. In addition, in knowing those who run the foundation, I feel confident that they are capable of achieving that goal with adequate funding and support.