Since 1950, Galmi Hospital has been providing acute medical and surgical care for thousands of patients each year. However, the hospital was unable to provide restorative care in the domain of physical therapy, which significantly limits the healing process for many.
Why the Project
There are many services that compliment physical therapy services, but these are not readily available to our patients. Our aim is to use this project to help provide those services in order to best care for patients. These will also act as a platform to share the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus with those who are suffering, grieving, and debilitated.
How the Project Works
Phase 1: Ambulatory Care Unit Redevelopment: construction of a toilet block and renovation of the current Gidan Baki, the Ambulatory Care Unit, for use by the Physical Therapy Department to house patients who need an extended stay for daily therapy intervention but who do not need hospitalization. (COMPLETED 2015)
Phase 2: Prosthetics Clinic: training Nigerien staff to begin fabrication of prosthetic legs using low-cost and locally available materials.
Phase 3: Burn Compression Garment Centre: instructing local tailors to produce custom-made compression garments to help prevent, manage and reverse scarring as a result of severe burn injuries.
How You Can Help
Interested in supporting the work of the SIM Galmi Hospital by contributing to the Physical Therapy Project?
Choose your country:
Canada (be sure to enter project #97540)
East Asia (be sure to include project #97540on your cheque)
France (be sure to choose “projet” then type in: Physiothérapie à Galmi no 97540)
New Zealand (be sure to enter project name and number 97540)
United Kingdom (choose “give now” or “give regularly”, then select “my chosen project”, enter in Galmi Hospital Physiotherapy 97540)
United States (select “support a project” and search for project #97540)
*Don’t see your country here, check out this list of our international SIM offices that are able to accept donations. Please contact them directly, and don’t forget our project number: 97540.