The Foundation

Dauda Fearon Memorial Medical Foundation (DFMMF) is a registered charity dedicated to supporting underprivileged medical students in Kaduna, Nigeria. Its mission is to nurture a generation of committed medical leaders, to enable scientific breakthroughs and to translate discovery into treatment and therapies that will deliver striking advances for the health of Kaduna and beyond.

DFMMF was an idea conceived by the family following the untimely death of Dauda in November 2008. While talking and reflecting on the tremendous support we have received we decided the best way to keep Dauda’s legacy strong was to give back to society. Dauda was an adventurous person, in the summer of 2006 he went on a mission trip to Israel, where he worked with children affected by conflict and war. This visit had a profound effect on his life and he always talked about going back to help those children.

Dauda was training to be a medical doctor and had an overarching aspiration to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and strengthen healthcare delivery for underprivileged patients and their families.

DFMMF has one main goal which is to promote healthcare in the area of preventive and therapeutic medicine.

OUR VISION: to develop a foundation of excellence in medical science sponsorship.

OUR MISSION: to be able to identify and nurture underprivileged medical students in their course of study to enable scientific breakthroughs in healthcare practice and management.

OUR OBJECTIVES:

1) to identify underprivileged medical students for sponsorship;

2) to support the identified students to acquire knowledge in medicine for eventual excellence in medical research towards preventive and therapeutic medicine;

3) to sustain awareness creation on preventable diseases that are prevalent in Kaduna State and Nigeria in general; and

4) to create an enabling environment for partnership with persons, groups or organizations with similar interests.

By supporting the Dauda Fearon Memorial Medical Foundation, you will be helping to achieve this goal, bringing lasting benefits to Kaduna state, its region and beyond.  There are many ways to get involved, from making a one-off pledge to setting up a regular donation or remembering the Foundation in your legacy.  Whatever you decide, you can be sure that your contribution will make a real difference either to the charity as a whole or to a campaign of your choice if there is an area that you already feel strongly about.  In return, there are naming opportunities, a Founders’ Club with a Roll of Benefactors and much more.