FOUR REASONS TO DONATE
I. 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!
II. 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.
III. 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.
IV. 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.
In Nigeria, where half the people live in dire poverty, health care is considered some of the worst in the world by international standards. As a result: Every day in Nigeria, roughly 2,300 children under age 5 die, mainly from preventable causes. This equates to 15 Boeing 737s – loaded with 145 young children – crashing every single day, killing everyone on board. One of every eight Nigerian children dies before celebrating his or her 5th birthday.
Poor people dealing with injuries, cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses struggle to find basic quality health care – and receiving critically needed surgeries is nearly impossible.
With your support, we can build a hospital offering help and hope.
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