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meet the team - - Circle - Individual

Dr (Mrs.) Uche Umeh

National President/Founder

Dr. (Mrs.) Anthonia Uche Umeh is from Amichi town in Nnewi South, LGA, Anambra State,
Nigeria. An alumnus of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with a degree in Industrial Chemistry
and Howard University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Services, Washington, D.C with a
Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.). Dr. Umeh currently serves as the Pediatric Clinical
Manager, Pharmacy Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in
Washington, DC. She serves as a member of various leadership committees at MedStar
Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Umeh’s interest in women’s health is reflected in the various leadership positions she has
held in her community. She’s currently the Founder & National President of Anambra State
Association, Women in USA, Inc. known as ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition, a 501(c) 3
nonprofit organization. Dr. Umeh is very passionate about Women’s health everywhere, but specifically
in Anambra State, Nigeria, where she and her team have embarked on an annual signature fundraising
events within United States of America and in Nigeria (5K Walk for Hope to End Cancer) aimed
at raising funds to support the cancer advocacy, education, awareness, proposed construction of

cancer treatment/ diagnostic center and cancer & maternal Health medical mission to the under-
privileged men, women children & physically challenged individuals in Anambra State,Nigeria.


To date, ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition under Dr Umeh’s leadership has sponsored four
(2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018) cancer & maternal health medical missions across the three
Senatorial Zones in 27 towns in Anambra State, Nigeria. Medically treated over 25,000
underprivileged men, women, children & physically challenged individuals and sponsored the
hospital bills of over 150 successful breast, cervical, prostate cancer & gynecological post
medical mission surgical patients; Donated diagnostic equipments, such as GE AMX4 Portable
X-ray Machine, Pulse Oximeters etc. to General Hospital Onitsha, Nigeria for sustainability of
the programs. Donated funds for Breast Cancer to Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Center at MedStar Georgetown University
Hospital, Washington D.C to continue to eliminate barriers to cancer care by providing free
breast cancer screenings, patient navigators, access to diagnosis and treatment services, and
transportation assistance to DC area women in need. The team has also sponsored the Feasibility
& Viability studies of the Proposed Cancer Treatment/ diagnostic Center in Anambra State.


Dr Umeh, is a recipient of numerous awards including MedStar Georgetown University Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Employee of the year; honored at Georgetown Star Magazine for
providing Charity Care Across the Globe; International Community Service Leadership Award
through Advocacy against Cancer, USAfrica; Igbo Diaspora Community Service Award,
Nwannedinamba, USA; Honorary Award, Anambra State Government; Award of Merit, ASA
Women USA and Award of Philanthropy, Amichi Development Union Youth Wing.

Dr. Umeh and her ASA Women USA Cancer Coalition team are currently seeking for Project
Partnerships in the building of the International Cancer Diagnostic Centre in Anambra State,
Nigeria, Adoption of persons from various communities for Health Insurance Premium Coverage
in the State’s Health Insurance Scheme, Cancer awareness, advocacy and education for
sustainable and cost-effective means to accessing quality and affordable health services across
Anambra State, Nigeria.