• About Us

    The VOOM Foundation is an international medical humanitarian organization created by Vincent Ohaju in Duluth, MN in 2004. We provide independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. Read More
  • Donate

    Your contribution is absolutely vital. Without public support, the valuable work of the VOOM Foundation would be impossible. You can make a difference to the lives of the people of Nigeria. By donating your time, money or equipment you will help improve the quality of health care in Nigeria. Read More
  • Medical Mission

    The inaugural VOOM Foundation Medical Mission took place in May 2011. The Foundation sent a team of eight volunteers to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu (UNTH). Over 100 prospective and current medical practitioners attended training conducted by the VOOM Foundation volunteers. Read More
  • Goals for Progress

    The VOOM Foundation offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. Read More
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  • About

    The VOOM Foundation provides independent, impartial assistance in Nigeria (and its surrounding areas)
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  • Donate

    Your contribution is absolutely vital. Without public support, the valuable work of the
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  • Medical Mission

    The inaugural VOOM Foundation Medical Mission took place in May 2011. The Foundation
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Welcome

The Vincent Obioma Ohaju Memorial (Voom) Foundation was established to raise the standard of care and create sustainable medical education in Nigeria.

VOOM Foundation was born from the vision of Dr. Vincent Ohaju, Associate Chief, Division of Surgery/Neuromuscular Services at Essentia Health Duluth. Originally from the town of Ihitte, in South Eastern Nigeria. Dr. Ohaju had personally witnessed the effects from lack of available medical care on friends and family, including the loss of his father. Vincent Obioma Ohaju passed away in 1983 at the age of 56 due to complications from aspiration of a piece of meat, which is something that could be corrected with a simple procedure in even the smallest hospital in the United States.

It was a close and personal reminder to Dr. Ohaju that over 95% of the people in Nigeria live without essential medical services. Dr. Ohaju believes those in a position to change that situation have an obligation to try.

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March 2013 Trip

Vincent Ohaju and the rest of the March 2013 volunteers dressed in traditional Nigerian garments. 

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Browse our Photos to see our volunteers in action, giving freely of their time for the VOOM Foundation. Watch our members engrossed in our mission, and smile at our volunteers and patients enjoying themselves in our work.

 

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Quote

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love."

~ Mother Teresa

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The VOOM Foundation relies on public support to provide basic medical services to the millions of Nigerian people in need, and to train,equip, and improve the skills of the dedicated Nigerian physicians and other health care providers, who work tirelessly under difficult circumstances to care for their fellow Nigerians.

VOOM Foundation aims to provide humanitarian medical assistance independent of political, religious, economic or other narrow interests.

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