We, the supporters of OAI charitable
Inspired by the need to contribute to the development
of Onitsha community in Nigeria and America through charitable causes.
Recognizing the common interest of the health and community
welfare of the people of Onitsha in Nigeria
Believing that every single human life matters and that
all people should have access to the basic essentials of good health
and those of us with the ability to provide life-saving medications/health
education to the less privileged should do so in good faith.
Abiding by the World health organizations-UNICEF Alma-Ata
declaration in Kazakhstan in 1978 that ushered in the concept of “Health
Supporting the need for all other charitable causes
of OAI that helps in providing peace, social progress, better standards
of life for Onitsha community in Nigeria and America .
It is with great pride that I report to you on the outcome
of the deliberations in our annual meeting on Saturday, the 17th of
January, 2009 in Dallas , Texas . The annual meeting was held in accordance
to our By-laws and was open to all. We have agreed on new steps to organize
OAI and to lay a strong foundation for the future.
As a charitable
organization, we feel a special responsibility to work together,to seize
the opportunities and meet the challenges inherent in carrying out our
for us to further strengthen our goals in healthcare delivery in Onitsha
, OAI will incorporate a Telemedicine initiative as a pilot project.
This Telemedicine pilot project is due to start on June 6, 2009.
involve a face to face collaborative video conference between the nurses/physicians
involved in OAI healthcare program in Onitsha and their counterparts
in the USA
As a pilot
project,it will be given adequate publicity both in USA and Nigeria
via News agency of Nigeria , US Commercial service in Lagos and other
media houses as the first of its kind in Africa .
term goals of these set-up is for the application of grants from governments
and private agencies as OAI cannot rely on donations from Onitsha community
alone for long term sustenance of this noble program.