Global Grant Project Proposal:
Health System Strengthening for Rural Hospitals in Nigeria: R.I. District 9142 for 2018-2019
This project will help provide needed medical equipment for 8 rural Missionary Hospitals in southeast Nigeria, specifically in Abia State and Akwa Ibom State. These hospitals serve mainly rural communities with a total population of approximately 6.75 million people. Three containers will be sent, filled with equipment such as: operating room equipment, anesthesia machines, X-ray machines, ultrasound machines, lab chemistry analyzers and supplies.
The Missionary Hospitals often serve the most vulnerable patients who cannot afford services at private facilities found in larger cities. Additionally, the Missionary Hospitals may be the only facilities in a many mile radius with trained medical professionals. Many of the facilities in scope lack basic supplies and are in dire need of updated hospital beds, biomedical and diagnostic equipment such as ultrasounds, and lab equipment for rapid detection of infectious disease.
Melisa Esposti, of Project C.U.R.E. in Denver, conducted an on-site, comprehensive needs assessment for each facility. Working in tandem with the medical directors of each facility, the top priority needs were identified. This priority equipment will fill 3 containers.
On average, a 40' container of medical supplies and equipment costs $30k to ship and deliver to the hospital, yet contains $160k-$180k worth of medical supplies and equipment.
Cindy Cloyd is working with local Rotarians in R.I. District 9142 to make sure the donated medical equipment is installed and maintained.
Cost of Project:
Shipping of 3 containers and ground transportation: $30k/container for a total cost of $90,000.
This $90,000 will provide approximately $540,000 worth of vitally needed equipment for the hospitals.
Rotary Club of Ft. Collins Breakfast: $4,000
Other NGOs: $4,500
Rotary Club of Umuahia: $200
RI District 5440 requesting $15,000