RAHI Medical Outreach, one of the leading healthcare NGOs with special prominence in rural Africa through medical volunteerism, free medical services, provision of emergency response in disaster areas and internally displaced persons was among the organizations in attendance at the 2017 service Award dinner held at Cohen Hall, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Award ceremony which took place on 4th May 2017 at Rice University, USA was put together by Medical Bridges, Houston, Texas, USA to recognize organizations and development partners that have shown capacity and commitment in the overall healthcare advancement across the world with reference to volunteerism and sponsorships.
RAHI Medical Outreach was represented at the ceremony by the Liaison Officer, RAHI Medical Outreach, USA, Elder Amabo Mac-Harry who stood in for President/Founder of the organization, Dr Chris Ekiyor.
Ms Dorothy Bolettieri, President/CEO Medical bridges said the Award dinner was to honour those who have selflessly given their time, skills and resources to bridge the gap in healthcare worldwide through partnership with medical bridges. Mr Al Carrasco, Director of Global services, Medical bridges was on ground to ensure a smooth programme that attracted both private and corporate organizations.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr Jeffrey Bouadou, Medical Advisor, Global Assistance International, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire); one of the awardees recognized at the Award dinner for their immense contributions towards global healthcare delivery.
Dignitaries and invited guests from America and around the world were present at the event. Hon Peter Akpatason, House of Representatives, Nigeria also graced the Award dinner.
Medical Bridges, USA is one of the foreign partners of RAHI Medical outreach working in synergy for effective intervention in medical emergencies and volunteerism in line with the organizations mandate of achieving an efficient and sustainable healthcare for the people of rural Africa and beyond.