Akey part of our work is providing free medical treatment in rural villages in Africa. Over the past 14 years we have provide free medical care to over 100,000 people. Our strong medical team provides the following free services
- Eye Clinic – Eye surgery (Cataract removal), free eye tests and provision of reading glasses,
- General medical practice – medical consultation and treatment, free health checks by nurses, specialist
referrals to university hospitals,
- Dentistry – free tooth extractions, tooth paste and brush supply, oral hygiene advice
- Pharmacy – free drugs
- Well Woman Clinic – health information and advice and specialist referrals
- CLASP Nurses – free cervical smear testing for rural women.
In 2011, over 2,000 villagers received health checks and medicines at our programme in Imini. The village clinic was painted and transformed into an operating room for eye surgeries. We have four skilled ophthalmologists and two opticians. Ten nurses and technicians complete the Eye Clinic team.
In all 52 people received the gift of sight. An epileptic girl who was found bleeding in the road was taken to the nearest hospital for intravenous fluids and stabilising drugs and later referred to a neurologist. Babies with severe malaria were treated; a man with severe leg ulcers was lovingly looked after. A pregnant woman who was two weeks overdue safely delivered a baby girl and a girl in a wheelchair is learning to walk again.
We have had the privilege of seeing over 150 cataract surgeries performed over the years. Many people see for the first time. Our specialist eye clinic team consisting of ophthalmologists, opticians, nurses and technician have given sight, prevent blindness and presented over 2000 reading glasses during our programmes.
WELL WOMAN CLINIC
Many women are unable to afford medical consultation fees or medical treatment even in the cities. The Well Woman Clinic provides free information, advice and medical treatment for needy women.
During the year of 2011, we collaborated with UCH (University College Hospital, London) who sponsored two nurses to provide free cervical smear testing for rural women. This proved to be a significant step in diagnosing cancer at an early stage amongst rural women. Those who had positive test results were referred to the University College Hospital of Ibadan for further treatment.
Dentistry is a huge demand in many rural villages, as many cannot afford dental work. Our Dentists give health advice, provide toothpaste and toothbrushes and treat damaged teeth and gums. In 2011, our two dentists were kept busy mostly pulling out rotten teeth.
Local Pharmaceutical agencies provide a wide range of drugs at no cost which were dispensed to patients. Our volunteer pharmacists are able to medicate all patients free of charge. Over 100,000 villagers have received pharmaceutical help and advice to date.
Liberty organises trips to the rural villages where we work. You are welcome to join the team of volunteers, who provide free medical and surgical care, agricultural and business empowerment, work with children and support to teachers and provide counselling to villagers.
In 2011, 35 volunteers from England and 4 from the USA worked with over 200 local volunteers to on the filed trip to Imini in Nigeria.
Via our 5-fold strategy, Liberty works to empower and regenerate remote rural communities.
A monthly contribution or one-off payment towards the cost of digging a well, sponsoring a child through school or evening building a school would make a big difference in the lives of the men and women we meet.
IN THE VILLAGES:
- Agricultural and Business Empowerment
- Free Health Care
- Clean Water
- Good quality Primary and Secondary Education
- Pastoral Care
IN THE TOWNS
- Well Woman Clinic & Health Awareness
- Provide University Scholarships
- Free Counselling
- Financial Help and Counsel for Widows
- Rehabilitation of Prostitutes
- Orphans Support
Prayer undergirds everything we do. Everyone is an intercessor but we also a faithful group of volunteers who pray for the success of our activities whilst the team is away. They organise prayer chains, night vigils and various prayer events to support the work. If you are an intercessor, we would love you to join us.