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February / march 2022:pART 1 OF 2

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 28th Feb, we have given 100% free healthcare to 11,907 patients (282 in Feb 2022) since commissioning of 1st site. Pictures below.

  2. On March 28th, we completed the roofing of the 2nd site. Plastering, has commenced. We are on track for commissioning on June 6th, 2022. Please save the date. See picture below.

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February / march 2022:pART 2 OF 2

  1. Medical equipment for the 2nd Site is a huge challenge but Dr Tayo's donation of a 640-slice CT scanner has given us new hope and new courage to forge ahead. We are praying to have many more donors.

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January / February 2022:pART 1 OF 3

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 31st Jan, we have given 100% free healthcare to 11,625 patients (297 in Jan 2022) since commissioning of 1st site.

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January / February 2022:pART 2 OF 3

  1. We have commenced the roofing of the  2nd site and on track for commissioning on June 6th, 2022. Please save the date.

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January / February 2022:pART 3 OF 3

  1. Tears of joy and excitement were the lot of our JUHRI family, from Dr Tayo Denton herself, to the Engineers at the 2nd site, when the truck loaded with our donated 640-slice CT scanner inside our 20ft container reached our 2nd site under construction on Sunday 20th February, 2022,  and was off-loaded the following day (pictures below). The CT will remain inside the container while we continue with the construction  in view of commissioning in June.  We have already spent the borrowed $10,000 (about N5.5M) on the decommissioning and transportation and will need at least the same amount to complete the installation, commissioning, when the 2nd site is ready. A 250 kVA generator remains an outstanding item needed to run  the CT Scanner.  This Aquilion One Vision 640-slice CT costs between $2.5M and $2.8M! Dr Tayo Denton, by her donation, has brought us to where we hoped to be in 5 years or more years. We cannot thank her enough. We trust that people like her and the rest of us will continue to give the very best to those most in need. It is a privilege for us to do this.

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2021/ January 2022:pART 1 OF 3

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 31st Dec, we have given 100% free healthcare to 11,328 patients (299 in Dec 2021) since commissioning of 1st site. Pictures below.

  2. Construction of 2nd site is gearing up towards its commissioning on June 6th, 2022. Please save the date.


2021/ January 2022:pART 2 OF 3

  1. Fr. Andrew's 7th book, Mathematical Physics for Nuclear Experiments,  was published on Jan 21st, 2021, pictured below. He is donating all of his royalties to JUHRI. Please purchase any of the 3 versions through Amazon. The book contains over 500 equations connecting theory with experiments. It is a textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduates studying nuclear physics, particle physics, medical and health physics courses.

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2021/ January 2022:pART 3 OF 3

  1. The decommissioning of the state of the art 640-slice CT Scanner donated by Dr Tayo Denton was completed on 27th January 2022 and we are about to put the entire CT and accessories in a 20-ft container for onward movement to JUHRI's 2nd Site. The CT will be kept inside the container while we push forward with the construction of the 2nd site, in view of commissioning in June. A 250 kVA generator is one of the outstanding things we will need to run the CT Scanner. 


2021:pART 1 OF 6

  1. Thanks to your support, the words on our Christmas Card below are true: Every day is Christmas in JUHRI because we give 100% free healthcare to all our patients! Thank you for supporting our mission to help the less privileged. 11,029 patients treated (as on 30th Nov 2021).

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2021:pART 2 OF 6

  1. We completed the JUHRI-KOICA COVID-19 emergency relief funding activities Aug. 1st to 30th Nov, 2021. With a total of 5,286 beneficiaries, the target was exceeded. Names of beneficiaries, signatures/thumb prints, receipts, pictures, etc and other details form a 4-part report of 159 pages which I submitted to the South Korean Embassy in Nigeria on Dec 17th, 2021.

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2021:pART 3 OF 6

  1. JUHRI has now been reimbursed the $19,900.00 approved and we are channeling all of it to the construction of our 2nd Site, to be commissioned 6th June, 2022. Many, many, many thanks to the South Korean Govt, embassy/KOICA officials, JUHRI Directors and Managers, especially Dr Sung-Mi Mar, our over 70 clinical volunteers, 19 paid staff and even the 5,286 beneficiaries who made this process a huge success!

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2021:pART 4 OF 6

  1. Work on decommissioning and transferring the donated 640-slice CT Scanner to the Mrs Afolabi Denton CT Suite & Cancer Center at JUHRI's 2nd Site is on, with expected huge financial involvement still a challenge to us, in addition to our next main concern: getting top-tier equipment for the 2nd site.


2021:pART 5 OF 6

  1. Led by Prof Kosoko-Lasaki, the JUHRI-Telemedicine Group (about 15 US, UK and NGA-based clinicians and experts in their fields) continue to give 2nd opinion on difficult diagnosis within 24 hours, giving crucial backup to the frontlines, as it were.

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2021:pART 6 OF 6

  1. It's been a wonderful year for JUHRI and I pray you all have a very joyful Christmas and holiday season and a healthy 2022!

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2021:pART 1 OF 3

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 31st Oct, 2021, we have given 100% free healthcare to 10,721 patients (326 in Oct) at our 1st site, JUHRI Afua, Nigeria. 

  2. Dr Tayo Denton who donated her state of the art 640-slice CT Scanner is helping us with arrangements to decommission the scanner at her Health Center in Lagos, freight and subsequently install at JUHRI's 2nd site. This is a technically challenging operation. We have secured a loan of $10,000.00 to get started with the process of decommissioning/freighting/commissioning. The quality of CT scanner donated is in the range of $2.5M to $2.8M. Clearly, our dream, hope and efforts to give the very best of care to the less privileged are coming true. We will be able to look our patients in the face and say: "We are giving you all that we would have given our Lord directly, because whatever we do for you, we are doing for Him!"

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2021:pART 2 OF 3

  1. The Catholic Voice, a newspaper of the Archdiocese of Omaha recently featured JUHRI both on its cover and inside. An online version is linked below. 

  2. JUHRI-KOICA activities continued. 

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2021:pART 3 OF 3

  1. On this Giving Tuesday and afterwards, you may wish help us do more for the underserved by donating online via our website, or via check payable to "Friends of JUHRI, 109 S. 19th St, Omaha, NE 68102".

  2. Catholic Voice Omaha Feature

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2021:pART 1 OF 4

  1. On 29th October 2021, Dr Tayo Denton, a world-renowned, multiple board-certified Consultant Radiologist, based in Canada, donated her brand-new state of the art 640-slice Aquilion One CT scanner to JUHRI to support our 100% free healthcare delivery to the poor.  This is a transforming donation. The CT suite currently in Lagos, will be relocated to JUHRI’s 2nd Site and commissioned on June 6th, 2022, DV, along with the entire 2nd Site. 

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2021:pART 2 OF 4

  1. Our longtime supporter and originator of the JUHRI Telemedicine Group, Prof Kosoko-Lasaki, recommended JUHRI to her friend, Dr Tayo. The cost of that grade of 640-slice CT scanner is $2.5M to $2.8M. This donation is in a separate unprecedented class of its own. Everlasting gratitude to Dr Denton and all those in her network, especially her late Mom, Mrs Afolabi Denton, a legendary philanthropist herself.  

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2021:pART 3 OF 4

  1. Our 11th Medical Outreach (using our Ambulances) to Akamkpa, Cross River State was a huge success: 342 patients received free healthcare and 130 pupils received palliatives

  2. JUHRI-KOICA partnership activities continued including the visit of KOICA representatives from the South Korean Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to JUHRI Afua on 24th Sept

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2021:pART 4 OF 4

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 30th September, we have given 100% free healthcare to 10,395 patients (301 in September) at our 1st site, JUHRI Afua, Nigeria

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  1. Thanks to your support, we have given 100% free healthcare to 10,094 patients as on 31st August, with 235 in August.

  2. Implementation of the 4-month JUHRI-KOICA partnership commenced smoothly with over 186 receiving nutritional support at JUHRI Afua and sickle patients at UCTH, Calabar, receiving free drugs. Full reports are due to the KOICA Office, South Korean Embassy, Abuja Nigeria.

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  1. On Tuesday, 21st September, our Chief Matron at JUHRI Afua, Rev Sr Therese Anne Afangideh, passed away following acute illness. Her remains were buried yesterday, 29th September. JUHRI supported her funeral and all paid staff attended. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. We miss her sorely.

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pART 1 OF 3

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 31st July 2021, 9,859 patients have received 100% free healthcare (279 in July) at our 1st site, JUHRI Afua, Nigeria.

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pART 2 OF 3

  1. Through the efforts of Dr Sung-Mi Mar, our EU/Asia Partnerships Manager, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, is partnering with JUHRI to provide medical, preventive and nutritional care to under-served COVID-19 stricken populations through our 1st hospital at Afua and through our Mobile Clinic outreaches to communities around our 2nd Site. Pictures show South Korean Embassy officials in Nigeria planning activities with JUHRI officials/staff. The funding will cover JUHRI activities for 4 months!

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pART 3 OF 3

  1. We are grateful to the Creighton University Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Office (HS-MACA), headed by Prof Kosoko-Lasaki for donating books which are already being used by our Auxiliary Nurses in Training, X-Ray technician, etc. 

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June/July 2021:
pART 1 OF 2

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 30th June 2021, we have given 100% free healthcare to 9,580 patients (193 in June) at our 1st site, JUHRI Afua, Nigeria.

  2. We hereby express our gratitude again to the Physics Department Faculty of Creighton University who adopted JUHRI as the recipient of our department's 2020 Holiday Project. The GE AMX portable battery powered X-Ray unit purchased using the $6000 donated is now in full operation.

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June/July 2021:
pART 2 OF 2

  1. Construction of the 2nd site is progressing smoothly.

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may/june 2021:
pART 1 OF 3

  1. As on 31st May 2021, we have given 100% free healthcare to 9,387 patients (140 in May), thanks to your support.

  2. On 5th June, we teamed up with Catholic Schools Board and organized COVID-19 themed Quiz/Debate for 10 secondary schools in Calabar and gave prizes as part of our 3rd Anniversary Celebration. The event was covered by local radio/TV to serve as public health education. The debate had the predictable title: "COVID-19 Vaccines: Blessing or Curse". Please see pictures.

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may/june 2021:
pART 2 OF 3

  1. On 23rd June, our 2 donated ambulances were delivered to JUHRI's Eponym, Archbishop Joseph Ukpo. Special thanks to North Memorial Health for donating the ambulances and to Dr Nick Maxwell, Mr Dan & Mrs Linda Maxwell for helping immensely with raising funds for and handling logistics for shipment. We will commence our 11th Mobile Clinic outreach soon!

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may/june 2021:
pART 3 OF 3

  1. On 6th June, we held our Virtual 3rd Anniversary Celebration with participants from Tanzania, UK, USA, Canada, Nigeria, etc. Our new partners, Sisters of Mary, who run Boys' Towns and Girls' Towns around the world (free education campuses for poor children) gave a presentation on their work in Tanzania. Eight 8 trainees graduated from our Skills Acquisition Center as Seamstresses following 2-years of free training.

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  1.  Please join us via Zoom on Sunday 6th June, 2021 at 4 pm Nigerian/UK time (10 am US CT, 6 pm Tanzania, 11 pm South Korea) for the Virtual Celebration of our 3rd Anniversary of giving 100% free healthcare to all our patients since commissioning. ​

  2. As on 30th April, 2021, we have given free healthcare to 9,247 patients (162 in April), thanks to your support.

  3. On 30th April, 2021, Dr Marcus Inyama, a JUHRI Volunteer & Assoc. Prof of Medicine, UCTH, was one of the invited panelists who presented and led discussion on “Responses to COVID19 on the African Continent”, at the Creighton University African Studies Program/Kingfisher Institute Symposium, April 30th, 2021. Dr Inyama presented the JUHRI-UCTH-UUTH COVID19 antibody testing and other responses in 1-19 of our monthly reports. About 70 participants from USA, UK, Nigeria, Namibia, Dem. Rep of Congo and and Uganda. 

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APRIL 2021

  1. We have begun wide consultations and planning for our 3rd Anniversary of giving 100% free healthcare to the poor since our commissioning in June 2018.

  2. Thanks to your support, 9,058 patients as on March 31st, (194 in March, 2021) have received care since then. 

  3. Construction is going on at our 2nd Site.

  4. The summary listing all donations and donors can be found on our site.

  5. Someone recently spoke about plans to actualize "right to healthcare" in a State of the Union Address. JUHRI has been making this "right to healthcare" a reality to thousands who would otherwise have no access to high quality healthcare. To God be the glory.

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march 2021

  1. We have given 100% free healthcare services to 8,891 patients as on Feb 28th, with 246 in February alone. What a privilege to be of services to those most in need!

  2. Our 4th peer-reviewed research publication is now available online.
    Cite as: Akaninyene Otu et al. Private sector initiatives to tackle the burden of COVID-19: experiences from the Nigerian frontline. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021

  3. Construction at our 2nd Site continues.

  4. Thank you so much for being part of this mission to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of healthcare. Through our own research, we advance modern medical science itself.

  5. All donations/donors from inception our detailed account for February (86th), with receipts, etc. To God be the glory. AMDG.

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  1.  Thanks to your support, we have now given 100% free healthcare to 8,645 patients as on 31st Jan 2021 (270 in Jan alone), at our 1st Site, JUHRI, Afua.

  2. One of our submitted research papers, "Private sector initiatives to tackle the burden of COVID-19: experiences from the Nigerian frontline" has been accepted for publication in Pan-African Medical Journal. This effort was led by our Chief Medical Director, Dr Akaninyene Otu. 

  3. Our US Partnerships Manager, Mr Nick Maxwell and our EU Partnerships Manager, Dr Sung-Mi Mar, have been meeting on a weekly basis to hone our fundraising strategies. They and their teams have done tremendous work boosting our funds in recent times as can be seen from the complete list of donors and donations attached.

  4. We are planning to commission our 2nd Site in June 2022. Construction is on-going.

  5. Our team of Clinical Volunteers in Nigeria continues to grow, with nuns who are medical doctors joining to serve at JUHRI Afua. Sr Dr Maria Effiong can be seen in pictures below. More on this in Feb/March report.

  6. To God be the glory (AMDG). Thanks again, everyone for your moral, material and prayerful support.

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January 2021

  1. Thanks to your support, we have provided 100% free healthcare to 8,375 patients as on 31st Dec (197 in Dec, 2020) since commissioning.

  2. Please see some pictures below of normal clinical activities at our 1st Site. 

  3. Our international clinical research team has been busy: our research paper on COVID19 antibody test is now under review by the British Medical Journal, BMJ Open. Of course the MedRXiv version continues to receive much attention with many downloads and media usage

  4. Our Sickle Cell Clinical Research work is under preparation for submission.

  5. Shipping our donated ambulances to Nigeria is our most urgent and pressing task of the moment.

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December 2020

  1.  Every day is Christmas in JUHRI because we give 100% free healthcare to all our patients! Thank you so much for supporting our mission to help the poor. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy 2021. Please see your Christmas Card below. Share it with other supporters.

  2. As on 30th Nov, 8178 patients have been treated at JUHRI Afua (286 in November)

  3. The Physics Dept of Creighton University through their 2019/2020 Holiday Spirit Project raised $6000 for JUHRI and we bought and delivered a battery-powered portable GE AMX 4 XRay Machine (refurbished) as planned.

  4. From Sunday 20th Dec till today Wed 23rd, I travelled about 1000 miles (1,600 km) to Minnesota and Wiscosin, to the homes of Mr Dan and Mrs Linda Maxwell, parents of our US Partnerships Manager, Nick Maxwell, to inspect 3 ambulances donated by North Memorial Hospitals to JUHRI, through Nick Maxwell's efforts. 2 ambulances are in Minnesota and 1 in Wisconsin. We sincerely thank the Maxwells for all their incalculable support so far. We are now seeking funds for shipping the 3 ambulances to JUHRI, Nigeria.

  5. Again, have a very merry Christmas and a happy 2021. 

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Part 1 of 2

  1. As on 31st Oct, 2020, we have given 100% free healthcare to 7,892 patients (259 in Oct), thanks to your continued support.  Please see pictures below.

  2. Owing to the impact of COVID19 on everyone, with some suffering far more than others, we the donors and supporters of JUHRI, whose names and donations are documented in the Account Summary, (from inception till date) are encouraged to be of mutual support to one another in whatever ways we can. I and our US Partnerships Manager, Mr Nick Maxwell, as well as our Media Team, will do our best to reach out individually to you via email/phone calls, etc, to see how you are doing. Please do not consider this gesture as an attempt to ask for more donations. Sincerely, it is not. We want to be sure you are fine, and to pray and support you to be better if otherwise. We call it the Supporting Supporters' Campaign.

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Part 2 of 2

  1. Our 82nd monthly detailed expenditure with receipts, is also provided since we have now managed to save these monthly details in a format less than 5 MB.

  2. Ever gratefully yours. Remain blessed.

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  1.  Thanks to your continued support, we have given 100% free healthcare to 7,633 patients as at 30th Sept 2020 (237 in Sept). Please see pictures below.

  2. We now have 11 regular monthly donors, 8 regular annual donors and many more who use their birthdays, promotions, recovery from sickness and other events to time their support. Attached is our Account Summary showing all donors and donations from inception till date, as usual, and the summary of transfers for expenditure.

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  1. The Nigerian CDC has announced much lower rates of COVID19 infections, claiming to have flattened the curve, but we still require our doctors, nurses, and other staff to use full PPEs.

  2. Again, thank you so much for your support. God bless us all. Amen.

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august 2020:


  1. Thanks to your continued support, as on July 31st, 7103 patients have received 100% free healthcare (including ultrasound diagnostics, drugs, lab tests, etc) with 298 of these in July 2020. Please see pictures below

  2. Mr Ken Essien (Nigeria/UK) a long time JUHRI supporter donated N110,000 (about $300) for the purchase of 2 new sewing machines in addition to the 2 we had already. Our Skills Acquisition Center can now make far more masks than the 400 masks per month which we did with only 2 sewing machines.

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August 2020:

PART 2 of 2

  1. New monthly donations from Mr John Ekpo (UK), as well as Dr Jack and Pamela Gabel (USA) have enabled us to hire 2 new staff (an Asst Admin Manager and 1 new Ward Maid (Orderly/Cleaner). We now have 14 paid staff and over 68 Volunteer Clinicians (mostly Consultants in their fields including Radiology, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Urology, Gynecology, Hematology, Surgery, etc, from 2 nearby Teaching Hospitals)

  2. Please see our Account Summary showing ALL DONORS and ALL DONATIONS as well as ALL TRANSFERS for expenditure since inception of JUHRI. We have remained committed to our values of transparency, accountability and strategic generosity.

  3. God bless us all.

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  1.  Our 2nd anniversary celebration via Zoom was a splash, attended virtually by people from 4 continents: Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Please see highlights of the event here.

  2. Thanks to your support, as on 30th June, a total of 6,805 patients were given 100% free care (235 in June) at our 100% free research hospital, JUHRI, Afua Site, Nigeria.

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  1. From 17th June to 25th June, 2020, serological testing done by the JUHRI-UCTH-UUTH research team showed 17 out of 66 staff/patients of UCTH were positive for IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2: that is 26% exposure rate. Results are online as Preprint (Pre-review) 

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  1. The impact of our work was immediate including expediting the establishment of PCR testing at UCTH. Dr Inyama (PI) expresses the ongoing impact thus: “The antibody testing for exposure to the SARS CoV- 2 virus has been revealing, and impactful. It exposed the fact that not only the health workers but the community at large had been exposed to the virus. It provided the necessary evidence for a very dynamic CEO to act decisively to protect the workforce of the UCTH.Today, people are lining up to have their antibody status determined at the isolation Centre. Those who are IgM positive are surrendering themselves to a PCR test. Sometimes we get 80% of these coming out positive. These ones are self isolating thus reducing the spread of the virus. This is why we need to continue the good work we are all doing. May I use this opportunity to thank our donor Prof Johen Guck all the collaborators who contributed time, energy and made intellectual input into this venture.

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May 2020

  1. As on 31st May 2020, we have given free healthcare to 6570 patients (187 in May), thanks to your support.

  2. We have obtained full Ethical Approval from the Health Research Ethics Committee of UCTH for our proposed SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Testing at JUHRI Afua, UCTH, Calabar and UUTH, Uyo to determine extent of spread in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States (28th May 2020 to 27th May 2021)

  3. We hired Dr Ekikere Elijah Ukpong for weekly 8-hour calls at JUHRI Afua, since 1st May, to increase access of the people to high quality and free healthcare.

  4. Of course, our full account summary can be found here, including all donations/donors/expenses since inception, in keeping with our transparency and accountability ideals.

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APRIL 2020:

part 1 of 3

  1. Thanks to your support, as on 30th April, 2020, a total of 6,383 patients were given 100% free care (103 in April) at our 100% free research hospital, JUHRI, Afua Site, Nigeria.

  2. Please find a complete list of all donors and donations from inception till 10th May 2020 as well as a summary of expenditure. We sincerely thank all donors and volunteers.

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APRIL 2020:

part 2 of 3

  1. Further COVID-19 Response: (a) In addition to extra PPE for all staff, all our patients are given face-masks regardless of symptoms, since Mar 31st; (b) Production of our own PPEs (masks, lab coats, etc) at our Skills Acquisition Center. Please see pictures below.

  2. On a larger scale, JUHRI is organizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Testing at JUHRI Afua, UCTH, Calabar and UUTH, Uyo, to determine extent of spread in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States of Nigeria, thanks to a donation of $4,400.00 by Prof Jochen Guck from Germany, for this purpose. We have ordered 500 Kits from Confirm Bioscience, submitted a multi-center proposal for ethical approval and are already training Research Assistants for the testing. Dr Marcus Inyama of UCTH and Dr Victor Umoh of UUTH, both JUHRI Volunteer Clinicians, are principal investigators in this effort.

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APRIL 2020:

part 3 of 3

  1. Our 2nd Anniversary Celebration on 6th June, 2020 will be via Zoom, connecting Hospital Staff/Patients/Proprietors/Board of Directors/Clinical Volunteers/Guests. Details on the way.

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MARCH 2020

  1. In response to COVID-19, since March 24th, 2020, we began mandatory use of extra PPE by all
    our staff, in attending to every patient regardless of symptoms, out of abundance of caution.

  2. As on March 31st , a total of 6,280 patients (not including outreach/mobile clinic patients) were given 100% free care (111 in March alone).  

  3. On 25th March, JUHRI received a donation of 56 bottles of hand sanitizers from Vandrezzer FC in Nigeria

  4. Continuation of construction at our 2nd Site: JUHRI Esuk Mbat, Akpabuyo LGA, Cross River State

  5. Please find a list of all donors and donations on our Support Us Page We sincerely thank all donors and volunteers.

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February 2020

  1. As on Feb 29th, a total of 6,169 patients (not including outreach and mobile clinic patients) visited and were given 100% free care (197 in Feb alone). Please see pictures below.

  2. On Feb 15, I gave an invited presentation on our work at the Global Health Conference Midwest, Creighton University, Omaha, USA.

  3. Continuation of construction at our 2nd Site: JUHR Esuk Mbat, Akpabuyo LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria

  4. Please find a list of all donors and donations on our Support Us Page. We are truly grateful to all donors and volunteers.

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  1. Thanks to your support, we have now given 100% free healthcare to 5,972 at our 1st site (excluding mobile medical outreach patients), with 299 in  January 2020 alone. Please see pictures below, including Clinical Research activities, Skills Acquisition, etc.

  2.  The Creighton University Physics Department adopted JUHRI as the beneficiary of its annual Holiday Spirit Donations for Jan 2020, with the aim of raising funds for the purchase of a portable battery powered X-Ray machine. The fundraising is ongoing ($3100 as of today) and donors/donations can be seen in our attached summary of all donors/donations so far.

  3. Having dug a water borehole, accumulated building materials (blocks, rods, chippings, etc) at our 2nd Site (Esuk Mbat, Akpabuyo), we hired a bulldozer and cleared the site. Full scale construction has commenced at our 2nd Site. Thanks again for your support. God bless you.

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  1. Thank you so much for your all-round support of JUHRI which has enabled us to provide 100%  free healthcare to 5,673 patients since commissioning; with 250 in December 2019 alone. Please see pictures below.

  2. We heartily congratulate Dr Victor Umoh, JUHRI's Volunteer Medical Director, Afua site, who was last year promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) as well as elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of UUTH. We now have to hire a medical doctor to work under Dr Umoh at JUHRI Afua, in addition to our 11 other paid staff. What a deserving promotion for Dr Umoh! Congrats again.

  3. Critical Care RN Elizabeth Wellendorf has joined the JUHRI's US Volunteer Team and is looking forward to a Medical Mission Trip to Nigeria. Welcome, Elizabeth; thanks for volunteering.

  4. JUHRI's Post-graduate Clinical Research Fellow is currently converting our semi-paper-based patient data to a fully electronic patient data base among other tasks.

  5. We are currently working on our 2019 Annual Report. Consistent with our transparency and accountability values, as usual, the up to date account summary showing all donors and their donations since inception of our mission. Thanks again and continue to support our medical charity. God bless you.

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Thanks to your support, our 100% free hospital and research institute is thriving. Our monthly donors have continued to donate without missing any month. Our annual donors renewed their donations without any reminders. Please see attached updated Account Summary. We are truly grateful. In November, we:

  1. Treated 300 patients, making a total of 5,423 patients since Commissioning (June 2018). Please see pictures below;

  2. Hired a full time Post-Graduate Clinical Research Fellow, Ms Margaret Etok, M.Sc, Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Univ of Lagos, B.Sc, Microbiology, Univ of Calabar;

  3. Continued training 9 seamstresses at our Skills Acquisition Center: pictures show them wearing dresses they made;

  4.  Began seeking funding (donations) for the purchase of a brand new Mobile X-Ray Unit (battery-powered, portable, preferably  GE AMX 4 Plus Portable X-Ray Machine). This will upgrade our Radiology equipment, currently  just our 2 portable MindRay Ultrasound Scanners.

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  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.

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  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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  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.