The Nyadire Connection maintains many ongoing programs, focused on Health, Orphans, and Education and Relationships:
Program leader: Mark LaRosa
To make a tax-deductible donation to this program, please click HERE and specify "Hospital Support" if writing a check.
According to the World Health Organization, Zimbabwe ranks 175th in life expectancy, with an average of about 60 years. The country faces leading causes of death, including HIV/AIDS, heart disease, influenza, road accidents, and stroke. Villagers walk for miles and sometimes days for healing and care at Nyadire Hospital, often with no money to pay for their care. The Nyadire Hospital plays a critical role in promoting health and sustaining life in the surrounding region, and the Hospital Support program serves to advance TNC’s health care mission.
Maintaining supplies, facilities, equipment and a supply of medicines at the hospital is a continual challenge. The Hospital Support program collaborates with the clinical team at Nyadire Hospital, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists to assess and prioritize the hospital’s essential needs and the patient’s health needs, and then to respond with focused plans to provide aid. Often these tactics include partnering with PCD, the Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals, Brother’s Brother Foundation, Global Links, the Global Board of Global Ministry of the UMC, and other non-profit organizations to help in the procurement of supplies and ensure that the resources reach their intended destination. The scope of the Hospital Support program also includes working with the Nyadire School of Nursing to advance clinical experience. Many of the nurses at Nyadire Hospital are graduates of the Mission’s School of Nursing.
The Hospital Support program coordinates with clinical teams to be sure resources and funds are managed efficiently. Examples of initiatives include: