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Welcome to the website of the

NIGERIA HEALTH
CARE PROJECT

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Last update: 17th November 2018

This site tells you about our work and how you can support it.

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Nigeria Health Care Project is a registered charity No 1112932

The project was launched in April 1992 in order to revive the work of the Wesley Guild in medical mission, which began at Ilesha Hospital in 1912. From just two (centres) projects in 1992, we are currently involved in funding 16 projects.

Aims:
  • To work with the local Methodist Church Nigeria leadership in providing  health care facilities and trained personnel in areas of Nigeria which have poor or non-existent services as an expression of our common Christian love and discipleship
  • To work with the Nigerian diaspora to raise awareness and funds for the above cause.
  • To work with the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain to continue a creative partnership with Methodist Church Nigeria,
  • To raise funds and be good stewards of our financial resources.

Introduction to NHCP

Check out our new video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4p0GWqN5nEE


Prayer Guide

A month-by-month prayer guide has been produced by Jenny Benfield who coordinates our Association of Friends. Many people are finding it helpful to focus their prayers. Click here


Training 2018

Visiting NHCP training facilitators, with Nigeria-based colleagues, completed successful training programmes during February and March 2018.

The Diocesan Hall at Amaokwe Item, Bende LGA, Abia State was the venue for a three day course in neonatal resuscitation and care. Another course was held at Bethesda Hospital, Ikachi, Oju LGA, Benue State. More local volunteer training coordinators were identified in both places.

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LGA staff learning neonatal resuscitation at Bethesda Hospital

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Felicia Fechi Ujah and Precious Onyinyechi at Bende coordinators workshop

We have expanded our work to include Obi Local Government in Benue State so we are now involved in three local government areas. In recent years, have trained over 300 staff from church and state facilities. Local staff are keeping records of successful resuscitations so we hope to have more evidence of the impact of our training soon.

NHCP Young Adults’ Movement

As well as the appointment of Chibundu Onuzo as our Patron, we are delighted to report that NHCP now has a small group of young adult volunteers of Nigerian heritage in the UK. One of the them, Dr Somi Idowu, visited the projects in Igede Diocese, Benue State and helped with the training at Bethesda Hospital – he’s the tall guy standing at the back of this group of happy participants.

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Dr Somi with participants at Bethesda Hospital

Wesley Guild Centenary Health Centre at Odo, Isara, Remo Diocese, Ogun State

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In March 2017 we were walking the foundation trenches of this new health centre, built by Methodist Church Nigeria to serve 40 villages near Isara. A year later, and the building is almost complete, thanks to the generosity of a local donor, Chief Kessington Adebutu, and the hard work of local people. A grant from the Revd Muriel Frampton legacy will help to equip the centre.


DVD2018 DVD

The 2018 DVD, Making a Difference is now available. This includes stories from our most recent visit to Nigeria in February/March 2018. Available from David Cundall, Coordinator

 

 

 


Bargain Christmas Cards for 2018

This year we are offering mixed packs of two of our previous designs (5 of each in a pack of 10) for the knock-down price of £1 (£1.60 including postage and packing).Click here for order form

The wording inside the cards is: Wishing you Joy and Peace at Christmas

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Reverend Muriel Frampton Bequest

Muriel was a long-term supporter of NHCP. Disabled by polio as a child, she did not allow her physical disabilities to constrain her life and ministry, which included working as a mission partner in Kenya. By all accounts, she was a remarkable woman. Generous in life, she has given NHCP a large bequest after her death. Bids have been invited from centres in Nigeria for funding of infrastructure projects that will improve their sustainability. Working with Methodist Church Nigeria, we have an unprecedented opportunity, and responsibility, to use her bequest to improve the health of poor people in Nigeria.


Association of Friends

YakubaNHCP has an Association of Friends who give money regularly to ensure that salaries of essential staff in Nigeria continue to be paid.

One of the people we support is Esther Yakubu, a nurse midwife at Galadima Health Centre in Kaduna State. Here she is training others.

We currently have 90 members of the Association of Friends. Our target of reaching 120 has been extended to June 2016. If you are interested in becoming a Friend please contact Jenny Benfield: Tel: 01284 702157 e-mail benfield@freebie.net

An Association of Friends leaflet is available.

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2018 AGM Accounts
2018 AGM Treasurer's Report
NHCP Review of the Year 2017-2018
A letter on how to bequest a legacy to NHCP
Stories, leaflets and map available
Greetings cards, crosses and booklets
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