Equal As One is excited to announce that, as of fall 2022, CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE on our Primary Healthcare Center in Akpugo, a rural village in Southeast Nigeria. Our Healthcare Center contains an outpatient clinic, a pharmacy, an operating room, a labor and delivery room, and space for a future laboratory and basic radiology suite. A local permanent medical staff, international and local volunteer medical practitioners, and community members are or will be employed by Equal As One to build a dynamic team that will care for all members of the community.
Nigeria is a country in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. The current life expectancy in Nigeria is only 53 years. More than 20% of all deaths are caused by Malaria infection. In fact, Nigeria has more reported cases of malaria and deaths due to malaria than any other country in the world. Other common causes of death include lower respiratory infections (like pneumonia), diarrheal diseases, and HIV. In this nation, a woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth is 1 in 120. To put that in perspective, in the United States the chance is only 1 in 7,000. Worse yet, the infant death rate is nearly 1 in 14 in Nigeria, compared to only 1 in 175 in the United States.
So many of these deaths could be prevented simply by having access to quality medical care, common medications, and community education. Equal As One hopes to save lives by bringing our Healthcare Center to this region in need.
Building and operating a Healthcare facility takes a significant amount of time and effort, but it also takes a significant amount of funds. Equal As One is able to launch projects like this one only because of generous donors like you.
Please help us make our Healthcare Center a reality by donating today at www.EqualAsOne.org/donate. Thank you for helping us bring healthcare to those in need!
Thanks to the Army of 300 and others, the healthcare clinic building construction is complete! Check out the construction process:
Now that the clinic build is complete, we need to raise the essential funds for the next year of operations. Come join us and see what passionate people are capable of when they set out to change the world.
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