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        Alpharetta, GA 30022
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                   678-879-0719
                   404-944-1292

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        info@achiassociationusa.org

Projects

Electricity Project

We have helped to complete an electricity project in ACHI Community in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

ACHI-MBIERI Medical Center

Building Project

ACHI-MBIERI Medical Center in Collaboration with Walla Walla Noon Rotary Club:

Focus On Health

Click on Mission links below to view photos.

  • 2020 Medical Mission
    Details and pictures coming soon.

    For more information and how you can volunteer or help, contact us.
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2019 Medical Mission2019 Medical Mission
    In December, 2019 Dr James Opara and Godwin Onwuelezi lead a group of health care workers to Nigeria to provide free medical services to the medically underserved communities in the South Eastern part of the country.

    The team comprised of five primary care Doctors, two Pediatricians, four General Surgeons, two eye Doctors, two pharmacists, 10 nurses, two laboratory scientists, six counselors and sixteen support staff.

    They provided free medical services to people in Achi-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria and the neighboring communities. People in these communities do not have access to affordable health care services .Dr Opara stated that they provided comprehensive primary care services, including but not limited to screening and treating common medical problems such as Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Malaria, Cataracts, Arthritis, Gastrointestinal, Skin and other Musculoskeletal conditions. They also provided outpatient surgical services like repairing of hernias, removal of lumps and bumps, suturing of simple and complex lacerations. All the surgical patients and those with suspicious clinical presentations were screened for HIV and those with positive screening tests were referred to the nearest health department for further testing and evaluation. Arrangement is in the pipeline for the local health providers to be following up with the patients on more regular basis to monitor their responses to medical and surgical treatment.

    They saw an average of 250-300 patients daily. The people were very appreciative of the selfless and humanitarian services provided to them and members of the team were very emotional on the last day of the December medical mission and hope to be back again.

    Watch the Videos for other details.

    For more information and how you can volunteer or help, visit www.achiassociationusa.org
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2018 Medical Mission
    2018 medical mission in Achi-Mbieri Community, Imo State, Nigeria.
    In December 2018, Dr James Opara, Godwin Onwuelezi, Chizaram Onwuelezi, Ngozi Opara , Dr Chinonso Opara , Uloma Ike , Dr Ugochi Ike, Dr Justus Ike and Ojiugo Ike led a team of health care professionals to Achi Mbieri Community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State , Nigeria for a free medical mission trip. Upon arrival, they were joined by local health care professionals. They provided a variety of health care services to the Achi Mbieri community and its neighboring communities. They offered primary care services by screening and treating people with Hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, the commonest causes of early cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in people of African descent and the global community. They also treated other common ailments such as Malaria, Arthritis, skin diseases, gastrointestinal and genitourinary problems. Minor surgical procedures like inguinal /umbilical hernias, removal of lumps and bumps, suturing of simple and complex lacerations were also performed. Other medical services provided included refraction and provision of eye glasses and preventive dental services Arrangements are in the pipeline for those with chronic life threatening medical conditions like Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus to mention just a few to continue getting follow up care with appropriate local health care professionals.
    For more information and how you can volunteer or help, visit www.achiassociationusa.org
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2017 Medical Mission
    In December 2017, Dr James Opara led a team of medical professionals to Achi –Mbieri Community in Imo State, Nigeria for a medical mission trip. While in Nigeria, they joined the local health medical professionals to provide free primary care services to the community and its neighboring communities. The team provided health education for healthy lifestyle such as smoking cessation, diet and exercise and self-care management of chronic diseases. They screened and treated people with various health medical problems such as Arthritis, Malaria, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, heart diseases and other health ailments. They also performed minor surgical procedures like suture of simple lacerations, incision and drainage, excision of lumps and bumps and repair of simple hernias. According to Dr Opara, the last day of the mission was very emotional both for the medical team and the local community.
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2016 Medical Mission
    Dr. James Opara led a group of health care professionals to Achi-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government area of Imo State, Nigeria during the month of December, 2016. The team joined the local health professionals to provide primary care, minor surgical and ophthalmology services to the people in the community and the neighboring communities. According to Dr James Opara, they provided a variety of health care services with special attention to screening, diagnosing and treating people with hypertension and diabetes mellitus, the commonest causes of early cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in people of African descent. They also offered a wide range of other primary care services such as treating people with malaria, arthritis respiratory ,gastrointestinal and skin diseases .The eye doctors did comprehensive eye evaluation of those with visual problems and provided appropriate eye glasses to those who would benefit from them. The General surgeons in the team provided minor surgical services like incision and drainage of abscess, suture of simple and complex lacerations, repair of hernias and removal of lumps and bumps.
    According to Dr. Opara, it was very emotional on their way back from the trip because of the health care needs of the people. The organization will continue to coordinate with the local medical professionals in the area to ensure that they continue to get follow up visits and medications, especially for those with high blood pressure, the commonest cause of sudden death in people of African descent due to the complications from stroke and heart attack.
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2015 Medical Mission
    Dr. James Opara led a group of health care professionals to Achi-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government area of Imo State, Nigeria during the month of December, 2015. During that trip, they provided free primary care services to the people in that area and their neighbors. They treated people with various health problems which included, but not limited to, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, malaria, arthritis, diarrhea diseases and various skin conditions.
    According to Dr. Opara, it was very emotional on their way back from the trip because of the need of the health care needs of the people. He will be coordinating with the local medical professionals in the area to ensure that they continue to get follow up visits and medications, especially for those with high blood pressure, the commonest cause of sudden death in people of African decent due to the complications from stroke and heart attack.
    Tax-deductible donation can be made towards this humanitarian and charitable cause by clicking on the “DONATE” button.

  • 2013 Medical Mission
    During the month of December,2013 Dr James Opara and Godwin Onwuelezi lead a team of medical and allied health care professionals to Achi-Mbieri in Ezi autonomous community of Imo State, Nigeria. The team provided free primary care services to the people in that area and its neighboring communities, screening and treating various common medical problems in that area which include hypertension (the commonest cause of early cardiovascular death in people of African descent),type 2 diabetes mellitus, malaria, upper respiratory and lower respiratory disease conditions, arthritis, skin conditions, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal diseases as well as other medical ailments commonly encountered in a primary care setting. The team also provided health and self- management education. Dr Opara in his own words described the last day of that mission as “very emotional.”

  • 2011 Medical Mission
    Medical Mission in IMO State Nigeria

  • 2010 Medical Mission
    Medical Mission in IMO State Nigeria

  • 2009 Health Mission
    Medical Mission in IMO State Nigeria

  • 2008 Health Mission
    During the month of December 2008, Dr. James Opara and Godwin Onwuelezi led a team of health care professionals to Achi-Mbieri Community of Imo State, Nigeria. They joined the local team, led by Dr. Victor Isiodu to deliver free medical services to the people living in this South-Eastern part of the country. Special prayers were offered at the beginning of each daily event by Rev Chinedum Oguzie. The average daily census was between 240 - 270 patients. A wide variety of medical problems were treated; including Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Arthritis, Malaria and various eye and skin problems.

  • 2006 Health Mission
    Dr. James Uzoma Opara and Godwin Onwuelezi led a group of medical professionals to Achi-Mbieri Community of Imo State, Nigeria during the month of December, 2006. While in the region, they delivered free medical services to the people and their neighboring communities, seeing on the average 200 patients per day. Major medical ailments encountered included but not limited to Malaria, Arthritis, anemia, helmenthiasis, skin diseases, hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes mellitus and visual problems. The program started daily with spiritual gospels and prayers offered by Rev Richard Egeolu and Chinedum Oguzie. According to Dr James Opara, "We were very emotional during our departure because of the medical needs of the people; for a few dollars, countless lives were saved and sufferings alleviated". Sending essential medicines is just one of the many ways ACHI Association, USA is working to bring health and hope to Africa.

School Projects

  • The medical team also seized the opportunity to visit the staff and students of Achi-Mbieri Community Primary School. They were impressed with the progress of the work on the new school building and the library project. Visit the EDUCATION SECTION of our website for other details. These are just a few of the projects ACHI Association, USA helps to fund. But to do this, the organization relies on the help of compassionate friends who truly believe in going out to the world to bring comfort to the less fortunate ones. If you have any questions, comments or wish to make donations, contact us at: info@achiassociationusa.org

  • 2013 School Handover
    On December 20,2013 Achi Association, USA Handed over the new buildings of the Community Primary School and the Library in Eke-Achi and Achi Primary School in Duruzubi, Achi to the Imo State Government of Nigeria.

Other Projects

Umueleke Community Hall - This is the view and plan of Umueleke Community Hall. It is part of a Community Development Project to serve as one of the sites for community meetings and events.
Location: Umueleke Community in ACHI, Ezi-Mbieri, Autonomous Community, IMO State, Nigeria.