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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.
LGA staff learning neonatal resuscitation at Bethesda Hospital
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.
Wesley Guild Centenary Health Centre at Odo, Isara, Remo Diocese, Ogun State
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
New flower cards
The NHCP printers have been busy! We now have four new flower card designs for sale. We have kept our prices the same, see order form for details
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 FriendsNHCP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
An Association of Friends leaflet is available.
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