US based OAU Ife ex-students return for free medical mission

Dr Olabisi Jagun: leads the medical mission to Ile Ife medical mission A team of highly skilled doctors from the United States of America will arrive Nigeria this weekend for a medical mission at Ile Ife, Osun State. The 20-man team of physicians, surgeons and medical support staff is made up mostly of alumni of the Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly University of Ife. Among other things, the week-long activities for the medical mission include free medical clinics at the Ooni’s palace; and a full day of “Campus” clinics,health fair, preventive/public health activities, including screenings for diabetes, hypertension and some communicable diseases. According to the schedule, while the physicians are running the clinics, there will be simultaneous surgeries at designated centres within the University teaching hospital by the US-based surgeons and their Ife counterparts on cataract patients. There will also be laparoscopic procedures using top-notch, state of theart and cutting edge technology equipment brought from the US. According to the team, all surgeries will be conducted for free. Also members of the team interested in teaching and giving lectures will