Global Activism: Chicago doctor plans to build a hospital in his hometown in Nigeria

June 23, 2011

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(Courtesy of The GEANCO Foundation)
A rendering of the hospital Dr. Godwin Onyema plans to build in Nigeria’s Anambra state.

Every Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

Nigeria-born Dr. Godwin Onyema came to the U.S. in 1974. For more than 30 years, he’s dreamed of providing quality medical care for the community he left behind in Nigeria's Anambra state. Godwin’s drive to make this hospital a reality began with his own early experience in medical school and his father’s emphasis on education.  A few years ago, with the help of his son Afem, he started The GEANCO Foundation. The two share their plan to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Anambra.


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