Nwosu Recognized for Nigerian Medical Missions


Dr. Eugene A. Nwosu
Dr. Eugene A. Nwosu

ATLANTA – Savannah-based cardiologist Eugene A. Nwosu, M.D., received the Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award for 2008 at the Medical Association of Georgia’s 154th House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, October 4 for his “outstanding humanitarian contribution to his fellow man and community beyond the normal practice of medicine.”

Dr. Nwosu has been hosting free medical clinics in his Nigerian homeland since 1990, providing the sick and needy with treatment, free consultation and medication. He was joined by Martin Nwankwo, M.D., in an expanded medical mission to the African country in July 2001. While there, they treated more than 2,500 patients over a five-day period.

At the end of 2001, Dr. Nwosu and his wife, Mary, and others established the Goodness and Mercy Foundation to offer humanitarian medical services and health and nutrition education to Africa’s needy. The foundation recruits physicians, surgeons, dentists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, nurses, and nutritionists to go on the missions. It currently supports a small medical clinic in Ajalli, Nigeria, where more than 3,000 patients received health and preventative education during a one-week period in September 2007. The foundation plans on expanding into Ghana in the near future. For the past seven years, Dr. Nwosu has organized the “Hands Across Africa Gala” in Savannah, which is the foundation’s primary fundraiser. The foundation has been featured in three television documentaries.

Dr. Nwosu was nominated for the award by the Georgia Medical Society.

Dr. Nwosu completed medical school at the University of Ibadan Medical School in Nigeria in 1981. He completed his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

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