Nkpor Model Health Centre Receives Facelift

Nkpor Model Health Centre Receives Facelift

News Release

LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in collaboration with the Nkpor Community Development Association, Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, recently upgraded Nkpor Model Health Centre.

 

The climax of the project was the handover of new hospital equipment to Nkpor Health Centre. The equipment donation included first aid kits, beds, suction kits, maternity delivery equipment, surgical equipment and cabinets. The day of celebration included speakers, drums and dancing.

Obiorah Oddih, President General of Nkpor Community Association, said, “It is truly hard to believe that organizations like this Church still exist in this present world. I am excited to be part of this journey. It is a reality and we are happy to have partnered with LDS Charities to bring this to pass.”

The dilapidated hospital was renovated through the efforts of both the Nkpor community and members of the Obosi 1st and 2nd wards (congregations) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with funding from LDS Charities. Fourteen skilled workers donated 689 hours of service, 78 members of the Church contributed 234 hours, bringing the total hours of service to 923 hours.

Honorable Ambrose Ejike, a director in the Health Department, Idemili North Local Government, was dumbfounded by what he observed. “It is refreshing to see there are organizations like yours who are willing to help out and make a difference,” Ejike said. 

"Indeed, LDS Charities has made the difference here today," he continued. "I am short of words to express my sincere appreciation for what has happened here today.”

The Matron, Caroline Onwuka, believes it was the hand of God that brought LDS Charities to help the Nkpor community. “We now have the needed medical equipment we could only dream of before," she said. "I have been pinching myself to ensure this is not a dream. What more can I say than, 'Thank You, Lord! It is a miracle and marvelous in our eyes. Truly, this is the Lord’s doing.”

President Peter Ezeigwe, the Onitsha Nigeria Stake President, represented LDS Charities during the handover ceremony. He charged the management of the Health Centre and the community to use the donated medical equipment to bless the lives of the members of the community.

President Ezeigwe also thanked the community and Church members for working together to achieve a common goal.

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