In 2021, we helped 11,905 patients in our six regular clinics plus 2,873 through our medical outreach missions for a total of 14,778 people served. See a breakdown below:
Like almost everyone else, the Covid pandemic has forced Kateri Medical Services to do things differently. We have been prevented from traveling to Nigeria for our annual medical outreach missions, first because of the Covid restrictions and second because of security problems. Prior to the pandemic, we were a very hands-on enterprise in terms of engaging with our local partners and in evaluating potential sites for new clinics to be built. When the Covid restrictions stopped us, we decided to find new ways to accomplish our mission. Here are three examples.
Our indigenous medical staff are the face and heart and hands of Jesus, bringing God’s love and healing to hurting people In the past few years, we have been greatly blessed with donors who give to build and equip clinic buildings.
Our work in Nigeria has always been based on a relationship of friendship and trust with our local partners. Because we have not been able to travel to Nigeria for the past two years, we decided to add new adjunct members to our board of directors who can be our “eyes and ears” on the ground in Nigeria.
Dear friends and supporters, The last two years have been very challenging for billions of people in all parts of the world. And our six partner clinics in Nigeria are no exception. In addition to the Covid pandemic, the security situation in most parts of Nigeria has gotten dramatically worse.
At Kateri Clinic, we have been forced to discontinue our annual medical outreach and our mobile clinics at Kateri Clinic due to violence, robbery and kidnapping activities in the area, but thankfully, we have found a partner.
Arthur and Esther Bradley Memorial Anglican Hospital in Gidan Waya required some updates because of the growing number of patients since opening this new hospital in 2018.
We are currently training workers at the three existing rural clinics in Kebbi. We will soon begin the building plan for each of the clinics. We hope to complete the first building later in 2022 and the other two in 2023.
A message of gratitude for all of the nurses and doctors out there. Some wise words from a friend of mine, with whom I have worked on many medical outreach missions.
Thank you nurses and doctors for all you do as God's instruments of healing.
Published with the permission of Banjo Omotayo Babatunde.