Medical Outreach From St. Thomas Clinic, Eleme District in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In 2019, Kateri Medical Services began our partnership with St. Thomas Clinic in the Eleme district of Port Harcourt. Dr. Olaniyi Olaobaju and his wife Kehinde had already purchased the land and renovated the building.
In April 2020, we began a relationship with our newest partner clinic, The B.B. Ayam Memorial Clinic and Maternity. We have begun a partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Bari under the leadership of Bishop Idris Zubairu.
Early in 2020, we received a generous gift to build a small rural clinic. A few days later, we received a commitment from another donor to build another small rural clinic. We have several long- standing requests for clinics in poor rural dioceses.
What our partners have to say about the pandemic...
Our 2020 support to St. Thomas Clinic in Eleme District of Port Harcourt is to purchase a van to facilitate mobile clinics to rural areas with no access to medical care and to fund the salary of one doctor to lead the outreach efforts.
The Covid-19 crisis has affected all of our lives in many ways. And it has affected our work in Nigeria. As you probably know, the pandemic has now arrived in Nigeria and is taking off rapidly. The people our clinics serve – the urban and rural poor, living on less than $ 1.70 per day – are particularly vulnerable.