THERE IS A STAGGERING NEED FOR MENTAL HOSPITALS
Nigeria has 8 mental health hospitals for 213 million people. USA has 12, 472 mental health hospitals for 334 million people. There are 8 mental health hospitals in Houston alone!
NIGERIA HAS A MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
One in four Nigerians – some 50 million people – are suffering from some sort of mental illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The seventh-largest country in the world, Nigeria has Africa’s highest caseload of depression, and ranks 15th in the world in the frequency of suicide, according to WHO. There are less than 150 psychiatrists in this country of 200 million, and WHO estimates that fewer than 10 percent of mentally ill Nigerians have access to the care they need.
DOCTORS NEED BETTER FACILITIES
Read interview with the director of Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria.
Latest public report by the Health Ministry of the Federal Government of Nigeria regarding the country’s full-service hospitals.
LEAVE YOUR LEGACY
What’s your legacy? Give a donation to CLPN to build a hospital in Nigeria that would benefit millions of poor people in need. This hospital will save and change lives and remain standing for hundreds of years. Every single donation counts! Help us build something together for those less fortunate.