WBEZ | The GEANCO Foundation http://www.wbez.org/tags/geanco-foundation Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Chicago doctor plans to build a hospital in his hometown in Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-23/global-activism-chicago-doctor-plans-build-hospital-his-hometown-nigeria <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-23/AMH 1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every Thursday on <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>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.&nbsp; A few years ago, with the help of his son Afem, he started <a href="http://www.geanco.org/" target="_blank">The GEANCO Foundation</a>. The two share their plan to build a state-of-the-art hospital in Anambra.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-23/global-activism-chicago-doctor-plans-build-hospital-his-hometown-nigeria