Equal As One is excited to announce that we are building a comprehensive healthcare center in a rural area of Southeast Nigeria. Our Healthcare Center will contain an outpatient clinic, short stay beds for very sick patients, a pharmacy, an operating room, a labor and delivery room, a laboratory, and a basic radiology suite. International and local volunteer medical practitioners and community members 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 our Vice President, Dr. Nkuzi Nnam, Equal As One has purchased the land on which our future clinic will rest. Read his personal account about the land and the culture acquisition that comes next.
Now that we have our land, the next goal is to break ground for the clinic. We must raise our next $150,000 to do so. Come join us, and see what passionate people are capable of when they set out to change the world.
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