Rapha Medica Project - Hospital Phase 1
Total cost £100,000
Serving a population of 500,000 in the Mambilla Plateau region of Nigeria, the next nearest referral hospital with qualified staff is a minimum journey of 7 hours away. Funded primarily by charitable donations, Dr Paul Ushie and his team offer medical care including complex surgeries from a ramshackle, ex-farmhouse building, totally inadequate for purpose.
Daily, the team save lives through the diagnosis and treatment of endemic sickness as well as critical conditions and delivering babies. They provide a surgery which is open 6 days as week plus they travel out to the remote villages, distributing medicines, providing heath education in respect of hygiene, nutrition and natal care.
Earlier this year, funds were raised to construct a borehole and 50,000 litre reservoir, giving the hospital clean running water for the first time. This water is also made available to the local people, thus reducing incidences of waterborne disease and associated fatalities.
Amazingly, the Nigerian Government have recently given a plot of land for the purpose of building a new hospital to be overseen and run by Dr Paul, a fully qualified surgeon who has dedicated his life to serve this remote community.
Already a figure of £50,000 has been donated however; a total sum of £100,000 is required to complete the build and needs to be in place before the work can commence.
Please give generously, as every pound brings the new hospital closer to reality.
Rapha Medica Project is a registered UK charity. There are no administrative expenses, so every penny given will go towards the completion of this work, thank you. For more informtion and to sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website www.raphamedica.org
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