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AndrewEkpenyong@creighton.edu

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1 Cardinal Ekandem Ave, Afua, Ibiono Ibom LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

 

109 S 19th St,

Omaha, NE 68102, USA

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OCTOBER 2019
  1. Treatment of 319 patients in October 2019, making a total of 5,123 patients since Commissioning (June 2018). Please see pictures below.

  2. Development and announcement of professional and personal growth scheme for our paid staff (currently 10 in number: 9 full time and 1 part-time)

  3. Continuation of training of 5 auxiliary nurses and 9 seamstresses

  4. Mentoring of our 1st Volunteer Research Associate (Medical Physics) to the point of her acceptance into Biomedical Engineering Post-Graduate Program in Vrije University, Brussel, Belgium (at her expense), enrolled Sept 20th and now settled down. This mentoring is part of our sustainability plan and it includes active search for scholarships for our mentees.

SEPTEMBER 2019
  1. Your encouragement, donations, prayers, volunteering, etc, have enabled us to give 100% free healthcare to 4804 patients at JUHRI Afua Site (as on 30th Sept 2019).

  2. During September alone, 385 patients were seen and cared for. Please see pictures below. Dr Victor Umoh continues to visit and run JUHRI Afua Site, free of charge. Our 10 paid staff led by Rev Sr ThereseAnn Afangideh as Chief Matron, are keeping JUHRI Afua Site on course.

  3. Under the guidance of Rev Sr Maria Umoayara, 9 students of our Skills Acquisition Center display their work.

  4. Four Auxiliary Nurses are currently in training, in addition.

  5. Dr Marcus Inyama, Assoc Prof of Medicine and Chief Consultant Haematologist at UCTH, visited Creighton University 21st to 23rd September, presented work on sickle cell and held discussions expanding our sickle cell research network. He funded his trip to Creighton. Prof Kosoko-Lasaki, Assoc Vice Provost of Creighton Health Sciences, sponsored a Lunch Meeting during the visit. Prof Peter Silberstein and Dr Maryam Gbadamosi enriched the discussion, among others.

  6. Our International Media Team members are consistently updating our website.

August 2019
  1. Your encouragement, donations, prayers, volunteering, etc, have enabled us to give 100% free healthcare to 4419 patients at JUHRI Afua Site (as on 31st August).

  2. During August alone, 516 patients were seen and cared for. Please see pictures below. Some beneficiaries of our Archibong-Ikpeme Nutrition Bank (AINB) are also shown.

  3. Four Auxiliary Nurses are currently in training, in addition to seven trainees at our Skills Acquisition Center (Sewing).

  4. Our Account Summary shows all donors and donations so far.

  5. Our International Media Team members are consistently updating our website.

July 2019
  1. Thanks to your support through encouragement, donations, prayers, volunteering, etc, 3903 patients have now received 100% free healthcare at JUHRI Afua Site (as on 31st July). 

  2. During the month of July alone, 582 patients were seen and cared for. Please see pictures.

  3. We now have two main sources of electric power, namely, the national grid and our two generators. Permanent connection to the grid and billing were done this July following permanent wiring/fittings/sockets completed during 1st Anniversary.

  4. We are working on upgrading our pre- and post-surgical care before doing more surgeries since these economically challenged patients are also among the worst surgery candidates. 

June 2019
  1. The 1st Anniversary Celebration was a huge success:  9th outreach (about 350 patients), Gen Surgery Room unveiled (named in honor of Prof AA Otu), Skills Acquisition/Auxiliary Nurses' Training Center unveiled  at JUHRI Afua Site. 10th outreach at our 2nd Site. Please watch the trailer with Drone footage: here.

  2. The Skills Acquisition/Auxiliary Nurses' Training Center at JUHRI Afua Site began on June 26th and now runs with 7 students from indigent families learning sewing using our 2 new sewing machines. 3 Auxiliary nurses are now in training.

  3. As on June 30th, 3321 patients were seen at JUHRI Afua. In June alone, 742 patients were seen at JUHRI Afua, excluding outreach patients. 

  4. Our 1st surgeries were performed on June 28th, with 2 patients who also became our 1st in-patients following the surgical removal of their hernias.Again, thank you everyone. To God be the glory. 

MAY 2019
  1. It is about 1 month to the 1st Anniversary of the commissioning of JUHRI's 1st Site (Afua) for outpatient services, 6th June 2018. We plan to celebrate it by beginning General Surgery at Afua and laying the foundation at our 2nd Site (Esuk Mbat). Dr Charles Ekanem, a Surgeon, has graciously accepted to head our Surgical Unit.

  2. Donations have continued to come in, including $10,000 from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha, for our 2nd Water Borehole at Afua and Surgical infrastructure. Account update is attached and April/May donations. 

  3. On 24th April, our 3rd clinical research paper was published in the Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science. The effort was led by Assoc Professor of Radiology, UCTH and Director of JUHRI's Mobile Clinic, Dr Anthonia Ikpeme.

  4. As noted in the pictorial update below, 2304 patients out-patients have so far received 100% free care in our facility, excluding thousands of others during our eight Mobile Clinic Outreaches. Thank you everyone. To God be the glory.

APRIL 2019
  1. The entire JUHRI family congratulates the Chairman of our Central Planning Committee for Commissioning,Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme on his recent appointment by the President of the Fed Republic of Nigeria as the Chief Medical Director of UCTH. Prof Ikpeme and his wife, Dr Anthonia Ikpeme are key Volunteer JUHRI Doctors/Supporters/Director. They even donate monthly to the Archibong-Ikpeme Nutrition Bank and we use the funds for feeding malnourished children at JUHRI Afua Site. 

  2. We sincerely thank all JUHRI donors and supporters. Dr Sung-Mi Mar recently described their giving to JUHRI as an "honor" and a "wonderful opportunity to serve God". The Kim & Mar Maternal and Child Care Room in JUHRI is named in honor of her families (biological and marital).

  3. A snapshot of activities of March are presented. 

  4. Attached is an update of donations. God bless you all.

MARCH 2019
  1. Immense gratitude goes to all our volunteer doctors, our dedicated paid staff, our supporters who advice, pray for and/or donate. 

  2. The "25by25" campaign was a huge success as you can see from the donations between Nov 1st and March 1st pasted below. Also, account summary showing all donations/donors since inception is attached. 

  3. As on Feb 28th, 1953 patients made over 3000 visits to JUHRI Afua Site since commissioning and received 100% free care.

  4. Activities of Jan-Feb are summarized in pictures

  5. 1st Anniversary of Commissioning will hopefully include inauguration of Surgical Unit

  6. I have always considered all we don in JUHRI  as a privilege. And when I had a conversation with Prof Dr Jochen Guck (who has donated a total of $21,949.75 so far), he described his contributions to JUHRI  thus: "one of the best uses of my money". There is joy and fulfillment in giving to a good cause.

  7. The Medical Director's Office is now named "Dr Victor Umoh Medical Director's Office" to acknowledge immense contributions as the Volunteer Medical Director, Afua Site. 

  8. Our website has been updated by our International Media Team led by Nick Maxwell, Jessica Bedi and Whitney Stramer.

DECEMBER 2018
  1. As on 30th Nov, we've given 100% free healthcare to 1,524 patients. Thank you very much for your contributions, volunteering and general support.

  2. We thank the following for responding to our 25by25 campaign:

    1. Prof Kosoko-Lasaki ($500.00);

    2.  Mr & Mrs Kim ($1000), Mr & Mrs Kowal ($100) and many regular donors. 

  3. We are grateful to Karen Zelensky who, discovering that owing to my monthly JUHRI donations, I could not replace my car that broke down (engine knock) since September, contacted the General Manager of a car dealership and appealed on my behalf. Mr Jim E. Nelson presented to me a Pontiac Torrent free of charge just yesterday. God bless Mr Nelson and his auto-dealership.

  4. Below are pictorial updates on JUHRI activities in November, our 25by25 wish-list and a link to our website.  God bless you all. 

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