Nigeria is in great need of good healthcare. There are some hospitals that offer good healthcare to those who are able to afford it. But most of those who are poor (which makes up over half of the population) are in need of some of the most basic medical assistance. Many people, including many children, die of illnesses that should be able to be cured with the right medicine and medical supplies. Though hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, technicians and pastoral workers in Nigeria are very dedicated to their work, most clinics and hospitals lack the basic necessities to fulfill their mission.
The Catholic Diocese of Ikot Ekpene operates the four healthcare institutions listed below as part of its mission. Though these institutions are open to all Nigerians, they are especially committed to the service of the poor as part of their charitable outreach.
DIOCESAN HEALTH INSTITUTIONS
- St. Mary Hospital, Urua Akpan
- Mercy Hospital and Mercy Eye Centre, Abak
- Divine Love Hospital, Utu Etim Ekpo
- Redeemer Cottage Hospital, Ibesit, Oruk Anam