KFM has donated 36 beds to St George’s Hospital in Umunumo, a small rural town in Nigeria. This follows the £2.6 million investment in new beds for King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill.
KFM worked with charity Friends of St George’s Hospital Umunumo in Britain (FOSGHUB) to recycle the beds to Nigeria. The charity started when Rev. Ephraim Nwachukwu, who works at KCH, was visiting his home town Umunumo and a neighbour asked to borrow his car to drive his wife to hospital.
When the neighbour brought the car back Rev. Ephraim asked about the mother and baby to find that the baby had died before reaching hospital. This inspired him to work with his local church to collect donations to start a community hospital in 2016. Since then 300 babies have been born in the new hospital which has a primary focus on maternity. Previously because of its rural location, babies were often born in fields or the marketplace because parents had to travel long distances for medical care.
Talking about the bed donation from KFM, Rev. Ephraim Nwachukwu, said: “The bed donation from KFM is a prayer answered. It will help improve the lives of many mothers and babies from poor families.”
Mothers and babies at St. George's Hospital
The beds will be in use at St George’s Hospital in Umunumo from January 2022.
Friends of St George’s Hospital Umunumo in Britain (FOSGHUB) is also looking for donations of incubators for premature babies, scanners and X-ray machines. The charity pays medical bills and supports babies from 0 – 5 years old, and also provides girls and women with free sanitary products.
Charity number: 1126294
The FOSGHUB website is being launched in November 2021. To donate to the charity in the meantime please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sinmi Moore, FOSGHUB Chair, at St. George's
Hospital in Umunumo, Nigeria.