Christiana Care internist Rey Agard, M.D., and cardiologist Kamar T. Adeleke, M.D., gave a tour of the Christiana Hospital campus to First Lady Florence Ajimobi, the wife of the governor of the Oyo State in Nigeria. First Lady Ajimobi and her staff were visiting the United States for the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. During a break from the conference on March 11, they came to Delaware to visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and Christiana Hospital. Tammy Brown, RN, MSN, OCN, clinical director of cancer care management at the Graham Cancer Center, also helped lead the tour.
Dr. Agard and Dr. Adeleke, a Nigeria native, have spearheaded several medical missions to developing nations to help people. During these trips, teams of Christiana Care health professionals have provided direct patient care and also shared their expertise with colleagues in Nigeria, Kenya and Haiti. In 2012, the Christiana Care team provided medical care for citizens of Nigeria’s Oyo State, where First Lady Ajimobi started the Access to Basic Medical Care Foundation, which provides free health care to any citizens of the state.
“I have a dream of starting a place as beautiful as the Graham Cancer Center in Nigeria,” the First Lady said. “I’m going to take a lot of the things I’ve learned here and bring them back to Nigeria for our people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to tour your beautiful campus.”