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.
Bari Diocese is located in Kano State, in the north of Nigeria where Christians are a small and persecuted minority in a majority Muslim context. When we choose partners for clinics, we require the local partner to have “skin in the game”.
We want our partners to provide some of their own resources (land, buildings, funds and people) to join with our contributions. In this case, the clinic building had already been built and equipped by another partner several years ago. Because of many adverse economic conditions, the Anglican Diocese was no longer able to pay their medical staff at the clinic. Kateri Medical Services will be providing funds to pay a small staff and to purchase medicine. In the future, we hope to conduct Medical Outreach Missions here as we do in our other five clinics.