Rural Hospital Improvement





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Umuahia

Total Budget: $90,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

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Global Grant Project Proposal:

Health System Strengthening for Rural Hospitals in Nigeria: R.I. District 9142 for 2018-2019

Project Description:

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 $330k-$340k 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 $1.1 million worth of vitally needed equipment and supplies for the hospitals.

Funding Pledged:

Rotary Club of Ft. Collins Breakfast: $4,000

Other NGOs: $4,500

Rotary Club of Umuahia: $200

RI District 5440 requesting $15,000

Primary Host Partner

District: 9142

Rotary Club of: Umuahia

Primary Contact: Grace Chibor Okaro

Email: chibbyo@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins-Breakfast

Primary Contact: Cindy Cloyd

Email: ccloyd@prodigy.net

Project Status

Need $27,000
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Umuahia (9142)





Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)





Parker (5450)





Fort Collins (5440)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Cindy Cloyd

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 with $1,000 DDF by Li Pettett of the Rotary Club of Parker, District 5450.


by Cindy Cloyd

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 with $2,000 DDF by Robin Steele of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

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