Many of the people our clinics serve are in rural areas where there is no other medical facility available. Many of the people who visit our clinics do so as a last resort, after trying traditional healing methods and rituals - which is all they have ever known). Trained medical doctors are a new idea to many of these people. Often they come reluctantly, after all other methods have failed.
The following account is reported by Dr. Kenneth Ayenge , who is the lead doctor at the Arthur and Esther Bradley Memorial Anglican Hospital in Gidan Waya (Diocese of Kafanchan).
The parents had exhausted all their options before coming to Anglican Hospital with virtually no expectations that the child would live. One of their family members in their rural village told them about our hospital in Gidan Waya and they decided to try one more time to save the child.
This baby was managed and discharged after 5 weeks on admission. She has been seen a couple of times in the follow up clinic. She is 2 years old now and eats voraciously, her weight is now 15kg (125% of expected for her age). Her motor milestones improved dramatically as she can now walk and run around. Their parents have been grateful to God since then.