ECWA Hospital Egbe, commonly referred to as Egbe Hospital is located in Egbe, Kogi State, Nigeria. (website: https://egbehospital.org/). Egbe Hospital was founded in 1952 by SIM Missionaries Dr George and Esther Campion. The hospital has grown from a small maternity clinic to a 75-bed, multi-service complex, comprised of approximately 33 acres with 68 buildings. It includes a School of Nursing & Midwifery, with an enrollment of just over 150 students, who are being trained and sent as nurses and midwives throughout Nigeria. A Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1982 with accreditation under the National Postgraduate Medical College of Physicians and later by the West African College of Physicians.
Egbe Hospital was originally intended to serve the people of this very rural area, now people from across Nigeria come to Egbe to receive health care!
In 2011, The Egbe Hospital Revitalization Project was launched in partnership with SIM and Samaritans Purse and has completely transformed and modernized the missionary housing, hospital equipment and complex infrastructure. The School of Nursing is currently being revitalized and is on schedule to be completed by the end of 2020. The revitalized Egbe Hospital has the following services:
- Operating theaters doing general and orthopedic surgery and specialties with visiting surgeons.
- Outpatient Services, Emergency, and ICU
- Modern Lab and Radiology Services
- Wards for men, women, pediatrics, maternity, isolation
- Dental Clinic
- Eye Clinic
- HIV Clinic and Counseling Center
- Under 5 Clinic
- School of Nursing
Long Term Missionary Staffing Needs: (link: https://egbehospital.org/missionary-consultant- opportunities/)
- General Surgeon
- Family Medicine Physician
- Hospital Administrator
- Construction/Maintenance Manager
- Nurse Educators
Housing is mainly single family houses that have been recently renovated. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball court, basketball, ping pong, walking path. Short term volunteers are welcomed.
Language: Officially English with varying tribal dialects
Short-term staff and volunteers are often needed and welcomed. These are taken on a case by case basis depending on facility needs and volunteer’s skill set. We partner with World Medical Missions for short term medical workers. Contact us for details.