Bi-Annual Medical Mission Investments & Results (2007 – 2017)
$72,000+ well spent providing health care services for 2,000+ Patients and 100+ successful Cataract Surgeries.
Isuikwuato General Hospital Renovation 2017
The Isuikwuato General Hospital has been in existence since the earlier seventies. It’s primary purpose was to provide health care services for the people of Isuikwuato. It is the responsibility of the Abia State Government to keep it functional. It is unfortunate that this hospital was abandoned for year without a regular routine maintenance. The plumbing no longer worked due to rusted and clogged pipes. The was damaged, caved in and unsafe. The electrical work (wiring and outlets) was obsolete and dangerous to use. The Well System (borehole) was damaged and inoperable for years. The physical appearance of the hospital was deplorable and demoralizing for patients and staff. Nothing worked and it was a disaster instead of a hospital.
NANIUSA took on the project and invested $12,000+ to renovate the hospital in 2017. We are happy to report that the Isuikwuato General Hospital has been restored to a functioning and a visually appealing facility. Why all the efforts? Because our people deserve better.
Isuikwuato Medical Mission 2017
What good is is functional and visually appealing hospital when service is not provided? NANIUSA sponsored the bi-annual Medical Mission, which was led by Dr. Theophilus Chukwueke. NANIUSA members participated in the medical mission in collaboration with our sisters and brothers in Nigeria in the medical field. The 2017 medical mission provided services for 330 patients and successfully performed 25 cataract surgeries. NANIUSA also provided medicine to patients during their visits.
The most important aspect of the medical mission was the educational tips. NANIUSA Medical Mission team members used this platform to share best practices on nutrition tips and some basic steps to take in caring for our health (washing fruits or vegetables prior to consumption, boiling water for drinking, cooking meat properly and the benefits of locally available foods).
Our Challenges & Opportunities
- Annual Medical Mission: The bi-annual Medical Mission can only go so far
- Collaborate with local staff to conduct a monthly or quarterly medical check ups
- Education: Develop and share health care tips pamphlets in English and Ibo
We need funding to improve the medical mission services. We will be able to provide monthly or quarterly medical services in collaboration with a local team by providing Incentives or Salaries for their services.