Our medical missions opportunities in Nigeria are about more than just physical healing. This video is about one man’s faith journey when coming to one of our missions hospitals. ECWA Hospital in Egbe, Kogi State Nigeria.
Egbe Hospital was founded in 1952 by SIM missionaries Dr. and Mrs. Campion. With the help of many Nigerians and missionaries working together, the hospital grew from a small maternity clinic to include a maternity ward, operating theatre, out-patient department and in-patient wards.
Training programs followed, including the establishment of a nursing school in 1955 and a midwifery school in 1977. A Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1982 with accreditation under the National Postgraduate Medical College of Physicians and later by the West African College of Physicians.
After 60 years of service, in 2010 the Egbe Hospital Revitalization Project was established through partnership with ECWA, SIM, and Samaritan’s Purse/World Medial Mission to upgrade the hospital and housing infrastructure, restore water and electricity, upgrade medical equipment and recruit Nigerian and missionary administrative, medical and maintenance staff.