Minnesota, USA: A Doctor's Big Plan for NigeriaVia Duluth News Tribune by Peter Rebhahn
"We can build a system there as magnificent as we have here," said Ohaju, who speaks in a heavily accented but very good English.
Ohaju, a native Nigerian and a trauma surgeon at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System, recently founded the Vincent Obioma Ohaju Memorial Foundation with the goal of raising $15 million for a small hospital in southeastern Nigeria.
"This is not going to be a cheap venture, but I'm trying not to let the costs distract me, because I think it's a good venture," Ohaju said.Ohaju has gathered believers already -- in and out of Duluth. A 13-person board guides the VOOM Foundation. Members include Duluth Drs. Johannes and Martha Aas, who six years ago created an exchange program between medical professionals from Duluth and the African nation of Cameroon.
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