Medical Relief: This South Asian country
of 1.1 billion has 35% living in poverty.The GOAL
had a successful medical brigade to India in April,
2007. See below for pics.
Thousands were displaced when the Gulf coast of the
United States was hit by the deadliest hurricane in
its history in August 2005. The GOAL was able to provide
temporary housing, clothing and medical care for 14
evacuees who were previously camped at the Houston
Astrodome. They ranged from a 4 week-old baby to adults.
Located in West Africa, years of unstable government
has left the 130 million people of this oil-rich country
one of the poorest in the world; 70% live on less
than $1/day. The impact is that most people can expect
to live an average of 45.5 years. We donated medications
such as antibiotics, antipyretics, and analgesics
to the Gbagada General Hospital.
in Central America, this country of 7.2 million has
21% living on less than $1/day. The average life expectancy
is 67.5 years. The GOAL was part of a team that ran
a clinic in the fishing villages of Rio Esteban and
Ceibita, both on the north coast. We saw and dispensed
medications to 530 people. Thanks to the Sugar Creek
Church team and Dr Peter Kwan for organizing the trip
like-named community is heavily dependent on the free
government hospital and outpatient clinic (medication
and equipment use are paid for by the patient; there
are no doctor/nurse/staff visit fees). ‘A 40-ft
container with medical supplies and equipment worth
$400,000 have been shipped to Nigeria to benefit the
communities served by Gbagada General Hospital as well
as the hospice and orphanages supported by the United
For Kids Foundation.