Who we are
Uwakah Memorial Medical Foundation (UMMF) is made up of health-conscious community members who are passionate about improving health outcomes and how health is delivered. UMMF advocates for health advancements and educates the community on accessing medical resources. Historically, we believe that partnerships have aided in the exchange of ideas and that culturally appropriate healthcare promotes inclusion in the healthcare system, further enhancing health outcomes.
UMMF's mission is to collaborate with already established clinics in rural parts of Nigeria and other African countries in order to improve health outcomes. We are, particularly, interested in projects that reduce infant and maternal deaths. We hope to provide educational opportunities in order to improve how marginalized community members positively influence health. We stand by the improvement in standardization of healthcare, collaborative efforts, the development of community health programs, and increasing opportunities for empowerment and advocacy for community health.
Dr. Onyebuchi Uwakah President/CEO
is a retired Consultant with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He is also the founder of UMMF. He has always been passionate about uplifting his community via healthcare and felt that forming this non-profit organization would honor his dreams. Dr. Uwakah has raised funds for UMMF, via donations, and used these funds to improve the health and well-being of the rural people of Nigeria and Africa, in general.
Dr. Uzoma Uwakah Executive Director
is a registered nurse. She works both as a postpartum nurse with new moms and newborns as well as a Medical/Surgical and Telemetry nursing. She, also, works as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Nursing with nursing students at the Masters level. She has participated in multiple missionary trips to countries including Nigeria, Mexico, and the United States. She is a self-proclaimed healer and humanitarian. Her goal is to promote partnerships with international clinics that serve members of rural populations as a way to improve community and global health.
Omorogbe N. Igbineweka Project Lead
is an Emergency Room nurse in Oakland, California. He is Nigerian by birth, and loves traveling to Nigeria and other African countries to provide basic medical care. He has volunteered for the coordination of several medical screening projects in East Africa. He is a vital participant of UMMF because of his promotion of healthcare and health education in Nigeria.