CRITICAL HEALTHCARE / CLEAN WATER / MICRO-BUSINESS LOANS
Our mission is to break the vicious cycle of poverty in communities marginalized and isolated. At MaryCare, we are dedicated to providing access to critical healthcare, nutrition, clean water, and micro loans to give entrepreneurs the start they need to launch a small business. Because at MaryCare, we believe everyone has the right to thrive.
WE'VE ALREADY TREATED NEARLY 13,000 PATIENTS AND SAVED COUNTELSS LIVES.
Providing Critical Healthcare to
remotes regions in the world
Our health center in Africa receives 70 to 100 patients each week. Patients have been treated for over 400 medical conditions and chronic disease, including: malaria, diabetes, ulcers, hypertension, diabetes, neuropathy, anemia, chicken pox, asthma, bronchitis, Parkinson’s, hepatitis, sepsis, typhoid, strokes, cellulitis, urinary infections, peptic ulcers, pelvic inflammatory diseases, pre-natal care and childbirth.
MARYCARE HEALTH CENTER, EJEMEKWURU NIGERIA
LIFE SAVING / LIFE CHANGING
In January 2011, several doctors and nurses volunteered their time and expertise, traveled to Nigeria, and participated in the first medical mission to Ejemekwuru, in Imo State Nigeria. This team of medical practitioners provided access to medical care to over 600 patients for the first time in their lives. After evaluating the overwhelming suffering and loss of lives due to lack of basic nutrition and medical care, MaryCare determined that Ejemekwuru was a prime candidate for a medical facility, and our health center was officially commissioned January 12, 2016. Roday, we have a standing facility in operation with four rooms, one ward, and an open reception area for outpatient care.
At present, we have one medical doctor (Thursdays 9-4), two nurses, one nurse’s aide, one domestic staff, and a director of operations (Monday—Friday). We are committed to recruiting locally when possible. While the facility is not yet fully equipped, we have managed to scavenge what retired stock, equipment, and supplies we could find from hospitals around the U.S. and ship them to the MaryCare clinic abroad.
It is the desire of founder Anne Bates to make our services to the patients free of charge so that they are encouraged to get the medical attention they need. Patients need only pay five hundred naira ($1.30) to register and obtain a card, after which they consult the doctor and collect their medications at no additional cost. Patients who are unable to pay the five hundred naira are not turned away. Everybody is treated no matter their ability to pay.
TOUCHING HEARTS / CHANGING LIVES
MaryCare is a legally registered and exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the U.S., founded by New Englanders Wallace and Anne Bates in 1986. MaryCare works tirelessly to help the underserved break the cycle of poverty in marginalized and isolated communities around the world and bring quality healthcare, nutrition, clean water and resources to people who could not otherwise afford it.