Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Reason to celebrate

This past February 2016, Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Center (AMMCHC), completed its one year anniversary of being open for patient care. During that time there have been 61 deliveries, 1,325 pregnant woman visits, 15,051 out patient visits, and 170 surgical cases! Our medical team of over 50 local people continue to provide quality health care to the Koidu community.

This past weekend a celebration took place that included two days of festivities. The first day was a day of games such as a 5K race through Koidu streets, tug of war, and soccer. The participants were from AMMCHC as well as from Wellbody / PIH. The competition was friendly yet fierce. The soccer game drew a crowd of over 1000 people!

The second day was a day of formalities. The health center was decorated and over 300 people were in attendance. Paul Violanti, FNP and the Global Health Outreach Director from Buffalo spoke on how Phebian, RN is a medical missionary sent to heal the sick and preach the Gospel just like Jesus did during his ministry. The key note speaker was the Providential Minister who spoke about Phebian's victory over the Vice President 's attacks that had occurred over a year ago with his help. He mentioned that she didn't retaliate but fought with a "stethoscope and Jesus". The day concluded with a good meal. It was quite the celebration and a good time was had by all!

We are celebrating with Phebian and the staff of AMMCHC as they continue  to persevere against all odds of providing quality health care in the name of Jesus to those in Koidu Town, Kono District. We are hopeful in the year ahead that the fruits of our labor will continue to be multiplied and harvested. We are truly grateful!

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