We have begun a new partnership with the a rural Diocese in the northwestern part of Nigeria. The Christian community in this majority Muslim area is small and has very limited resources.
This state is one of the most medically underserved in Nigeria. Health care statistics for maternal and child health are among the worst in Nigeria. The Anglican Diocese currently runs three small rural clinics with deteriorating buildings, staff who are not well-trained and poorly paid.
None of the clinics are qualified to be registered as a state approved health facility. Our multi-year project begins in January of 2022 and has three goals.
1. Build Human Infrastructure
• Hire already trained Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWS) to help educate existing staff
• To train existing staff in place in four key areas: maternal health, neonatal health, child health and family planning/contraception
• To educate young people at existing medical training schools to staff clinics in the future
• To pay staff salaries which are competitive with peer facilities in Nigeria in order to retain qualified medical workers
2. Build Physical Infrastructure
• Beginning in January 2022, rebuild all three clinics, one at a time
• Equip all three clinics with modern equipment commensurate with the training level of staff
3. Receive Accreditation
Fulfill all requirements to receive accreditation by Kebbi State medical authorities