Nigerian NGO President Visits Campus By Amy Eremionkhale, Sophia Mayone, and Devin Yeatter


Nigerian NGO President Visits Campus By Amy Eremionkhale, Sophia Mayone, and Devin Yeatter

On Friday, September 28th, the Lehigh University/United Nations (LU/UN) Partnership hosted Dr. C’Fine Okorochukwu on campus. Dr. Okorochukwu is the founder and director of the Center for Public Health (CPH), a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Nigeria. Among other services, CPH acts as an advocacy and support network for rural communities of Nigeria living without ample access to public health and medical services. CPH produces informational flyers, radio broadcasts, and makes door-to-door visits in an effort to inform the public about common medical diseases and public health issues. It also encourages rural communities to use CPH as a resource so that they can live healthier lives. Under his leadership, CPH runs a hospital in Nigeria named the “Pink Rose Hospital.”

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