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The Delta State Oil Producing Development Commission (DESOPADEC)  received a visit from British NGO, “A Cry 4 Help”, a charity  that  specializes in rendering free medical treatment in areas where it is felt that the people will benefit the most from their help and expertise.

On inquiry as to why they chose to come to Nigeria, Vera Mensah, Nurse Practitioner and Coordinator for the charity, informed us that she found that they had the same mandate as DESOPADEC. "we looked at all that they had done in the past relating to health and making free medical treatment available to those that needed it the most". "We also looked at other projects such as micro-credit schemes, scholarships, road and site projects and more".

Chief-wellington After communication with members of DESOPADEC and more importantly with Dr Chief Wellington Okirika, Chairman of DESOPADEC, the charity found that health care for all citizens was an area very close to his heart and something he felt strongly about.

Vera organised a team with the necessary expertise to suit the environment and be of benefit to the community.  This team, accompanied by Chief Wellington and other members of DESOPADEC visited key areas of the oil delta region distributing drugs and administering health care to the communities.

The Cry 4 Help team had just completed a tour in Namibia rendering free medical care and training of staff for the less privileged before heading onto Nigeria.

This is a documentry of DESOPADEC and Cry 4 Help during the visit.