2018 Project Description:
Equatorial Guinea, located on the West Coast of the content of Africa at the equator, is the only country in Africa where the primary language is Spanish. It is a beautiful country, with a unique and beautiful culture.
There are a number of challenges facing the people of Equatorial Guinea. The country is currently in an economic depression, nearly half of the countries children do not graduate from elementary school. Medically, the there are limited resources and Malaria, Typhoid Fever, Intestinal Parasites, HIV, and lack of potable water are common challenges.
Since 2009, under the covering of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries our medical team from California has been blessed to be able to visit this country to provide support in different areas, including: short term medical clinics, de-worming medications, and public health education.
In 2013, we encountered our first diabetic patient on one of these projects. Since that time, the number of individuals with diabetes has unfortunately increased due to increasing access to sugary and processed foods. Without a structured health care system, our family in Christ in Equatorial Guinea reached out to us this past year to see if we could possibly help them with education and resources to fight this new medical need. By the grace and provision of God, since that time this project has come together.
The vision for this project is to host temporary medical clinics in one city suburb and 4 villages in the jungle. We will also be hosting community education regarding diabetes and trainings for local nurses and medical professionals regarding diabetes. Additionally, we will be bringing uniforms for the students at a primary school in Bata, which is the primary ministry of the Church of the Nazarene there. We will work alongside our brothers and sisters from Equatorial Guinea to share the good news of Jesus Christ in both word and deed.
Thank you for supporting this project. If you would like to be on the team’s email list to receive our final project report once we return, please email us at LifePointeNMI@gmail.com.
- Spanish-speaking providers for the projects
- Spanish diabetes patient-education materials: printed and in a digital format (videos, apps, etc.)
- Materials that could be used to educate people that are illiterate (many in Equatorial Guinea read Spanish minimally or not at all)