Our first free medical outreach at Graceland Hospital in Gusau, Nigeria. We dedicated the new building we have just completed and we began our outreach. We do a one-week free outreach once per year at each of our four clinics
One of our volunteer nurses who worked all day long for six days with her baby strapped to her back.
Treating a young boy with a bad case of malaria at our free medical outreach at Graceland Hospital in Gusau.
We just completed a three day free medical mission at St. Thomas Clinic in Port Harcourt. With a very small team of volunteers, we helped 675 people in three days. And surgeries were scheduled during the outreach which will be completed later this week. A great blessing.
Three days of free medical treatment, with Thomas Furrer and Olaniyi Olaobaju and a team of volunteers at St. Thomas Clinic free medical outreach in Port Harcourt.
Some of the children we helped on our medical mission in Port Harcourt. The little guy at the lower left was terrified by me. I think he thought I was a Martian who had come to capture him.
Some photos from our medical mission in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
At the Dedication Service for Graceland Hospital in Gusau, with Archbishop Ali Lamido, Bishop John Danbinta, several other Bishops from northern Nigeria and a representative of the Emir ( leader of the Muslim community).
Thanksgiving Service for the new hospital at Christ Church Cathedral in Gusau on Sunday morning. This is part of the offering time. No ushers passing baskets around. Everyone dances to the altar to present their own gift to God. The offering portion of the service is often the most lively. This particular service lasted 3 and 1/2 hours, which is the normal length for a typical Sunday.
Thanks to God Almighty for making it successful. Below are a few images with details in captions.
Elizabeth makes for our first case on the "RURAL DOCTOR".
She is 25, an orphan whose parents passed away some 5years ago leaving her with four younger ones who depend on her for their livelihood as a newborn would his mother's breast.
Two weeks back, she was brought to the facility from one of the rural areas in Kaduna state with complains of difficulty in breathing, cough, dizziness and abdominal pain. Exam showed she was pale, fast breathing, generalized lymph node swelling, high fever persistently; had a massive spleen of about 20cm from the left costal border
If you would like to help us, please pray for us. ...And, please send a tax-deductible donation to Kateri Medical Services at 11 Church Street, Tariffville, CT 06035.
Would you like to help us bring affordable medical care to thousands of beautiful children like her ? Send us a tax-deductuble donation. Your money will be well spent. 97% of every donated dollar goes directly to pay doctors, nurses, midwives, lab technicians, pharmacists and other medical staff,and to build new medical clinics. We began with one clinic in 2003. We will soon open our fourth medical facility. We need your help to do more.
Serving people in need is our greatest joy. Most ( not all) of the people who join us on our medical mission trips are followers of Jesus.
Jesus tells us that when we feed a hungry person, or clothe a naked person, or heal a sick person in his name, we are feeding and clothing and healing Jesus Himself.
Jesus says " As you did it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me." ( Matthew 25: 31 to 46)
One of the best parts of medical mission trips is falling in love with the children.
In fact, it's the best part.
And it changes you. On the inside.
When you return home, you see the world differently.
Many people, including the young woman pictured here, describe our medical mission trips as a " life-changing experience".
These are the people we are helping.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported the work of Kateri Medical Services. Your contributions help us to help about 20,000 people every year.
You can make a big impact with your donations. It costs us about $4.50 to help each person. A donation of $45 brings medical care to 10 people. $450 helps 100 people with medical care. $4,500 helps 1,000 people.
And one more thing. 96.5 % of your donation goes directly to building clinics, paying doctors and nurses and lab technicians and pharmacists. We keep our overhead very low. All of the Americans on our team work for no pay. And we all pay for our own travel expenses when we travel to Nigeria.
Plans are now being made for our first medical mission outreach in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Pictured here is Ven. Tom Furrer, President of Kateri Medical Services and Rev. Dr. Olaniyi Olaobaju, founder and director of two medical clinics in the Port Harcourt area. While Port Harcourt is a relatively prosperous city in Southern Nigeria, there are many poor people among the indigenous people of the area. These are the people served by Dr. Niyi's clinics.
In October, Kateri Medical Services will be conducting our first outreach in Port Harcourt in partnership with Dr. Olaniyi and volunteers from the Diocese of Niger Delta North.
The building committee in the Diocese of Gusau, Nigeria. Kateri Medical Services builds and runs clinics in partnership with local churches in Nigeria. Our partners manage the details of building and running clinics. We help raise funds and bring medical mission teams for one-week outreaches every year.
Pictured here are members of the local team in Gusau. From left are Mr. Emmanuel (chairman of the diocesan building committee), Ven. Tom Furrer, President of Kateri Medical Services, Ven Obinna Nnebe, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral and Mr. Olatunbosun, diocesan treasurer.