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Saving lives in a Chadian desert hospital

BMS World Mission is providing life-changing healthcare to some of the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world. In Chad, there is only one doctor for every 25,000 people, and many die from treatable illnesses.

Every day in Chad, mothers and children die.
Chad has one of the worst maternal and child mortality rates in the world, with over 75 per cent of women giving birth with no midwife or doctor present.

There is extreme poverty throughout the country.
Statistically, Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world, with many people struggling to survive day-to-day. Illnesses such as malaria, HIV, and Aids affect the lives of many.

The tragedy of malnutrition is killing vulnerable children.
In 2016, Chad ranked second-bottom on the Global Hunger Index, and nearly 40 per cent of children have stunted growth as a result of not having enough food.

Chad

One of the poorest countries in the world, Chad has struggled with instability throughout its history. Despite that, it is remarkable compared to many of its neighbours – with over 120 languages spoken within its borders and relatively little religious violence between the large Muslim and Christian communities.

BMS works in two hospitals in Chad. One in the north of the country, and another near N’Djamena, the capital, which is serving the local Muslim-majority community.

Chad

Capital: N’Djamena
Population13.7 million (2016 est)
Languages: Arabic, French
Religion: Islam (53%), Christianity (38%), Traditional (6%), None (3%)
HDI*: 185/188 (2015)

*UN’s Human Development Index

How BMS will help

Maintain a safe environment for mothers and children
In July 2015, BMS opened a new maternal health centre at Guinebor II hospital near N’Djamena. Now, we want to continue supporting the centre, which helps to safely deliver over 100 babies every month.

Work with malnourished children
BMS supports the work of two malnutrition workers, who provide treatment to children but also run a wider hunger prevention awareness programme.

Run a disease-prevention programme
This programme provides a basic medical awareness to people, as well as practical items (such as mosquito nets), to try and prevent illnesses and disease.

Run a Christian outreach programme
BMS also supports the hospital chaplain and his outreach programme to the local Muslim-majority community. This outreach is done through prayer with patients, Christian film evenings and building positive relationships.

 

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Now it’s often between 170 and 180 babies born each month. It’s been amazing!

What can I do?

Give £14 – this can cover the costs of a day’s outreach with the local Muslim community

Give £48 – this can help provide support to the work of malnutrition prevention workers, providing vital care to children

Give £138 – this can help pay the salary of a Chadian doctor at the hospital for a week

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Your gifts will be used to support BMS health ministries which include the Saving lives in a Chadian desert hospital project. Through this, you are supporting BMS’ life-saving health work around the world. By 2020, we want to enable 100,000 people to access healthcare they otherwise would not have.

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