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Nigeria

Well drilling training in Nigeria

Well drilling training in Nigeria

Dave and Gail Simon became involved with Le Pan Health and Wellness Initiative in 2014 through their friends Dr. Daniel and Abiola Mwanmut, a retired doctor and nurse, respectively. Daniel was born in Wubel, a village in the Chakfem District, a group of 12 villages located in central Nigeria. As the Mwanmuts approached retirement, they decided to use a portion of their retirement funds to build the first health care clinic in this impoverished rural community of subsistence farmers. Dave and Gail raised funds to send donated medical supplies and equipment from Project C.U.R.E. The Le Pan Medical Center opened in 2015 and is now fully operational and functioning.

More recently, the Simons partnered with other generous donors to purchase and ship The Village Drill, a manually operated water drill designed specifically for developing countries, to the Mwanmuts in Nigeria. Clean water is needed to address preventable diseases and illnesses, as well as high mortality rates in the Chakfem District, especially among children. The Mwanmuts hosted a training on this drill in February 2020, which the Simons attended along with 17 trainees. Two successful water wells were dug. Plans are now being developed to drill wells in each of the 12 villages of the Chakfem District.

Read our Nigeria 2021 fundraising letter.

Dr. Simon, Aron Boesl, and Mrs. Gail Simon sorting donated supplies for Nigeria

Dr. Simon, Aron Boesl, and Mrs. Gail Simon sorting donated supplies for Nigeria

The Simons continue to be involved with the Le Pan Initiatives and the medical community in Jos, Nigeria. A clinic through Project C.U.R.E. is planned for March 2021 at Le Pan Medical Center. Medical providers from the United States will partner with Nigerian medical personnel to provide primary care services in this rural community, including immunizations, education in hygiene, training local birth attendants in the evidence-based principles of the Helping Babies Survive, and treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions to those who come to the clinic.

Dr. Dave and Gail Simon, and Aron Boesl, with donated supplies for Nigeria

Dr. Dave and Gail Simon, and Aron Boesl standing in front of one of the shelving areas full of donated medical supplies! Great job Dr. Dave and Gail Simon for your tireless work organizing the warehouse space!

Update on Adoose GI & Ophthalmology Hospital in Murkurdi, Nigeria:
Dr. Orkurga Malu (GI) and Keziah Malu (Ophthalmology), a husband and wife team, continue to minister to the needy in the city and outlying rural communities. They built Adoose hospital from their own funds. We continue to send needed medical equipment and supplies to help them continue their important work.

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Past Projects

2020

Set up our non-profit and set up a board directors.

Colorado — Received donated warehouse space in Colorado.

Oregon/Colorado — Closed and relocated supplies from Oregon to Colorado.

Ivory Coast — Donated and secured supplies for a 40 foot container that was shipped to Baptist Hospital in Ferkessedougou, Ivory Coast in early December.

West Africa— Secured x-ray imaging equipment for a hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Oregon/Colorado — Donated supplies, such as linens and hygiene items, to several nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Colorado that assist the homeless.

Secured ultrasound equipment for the non-profit CardioStart.

South Africa — Secured imaging equipment for Namibia, South Africa.

Planning and collecting of equipment for 2021 projects.

2019

Namibia — Shipment of two mammography machines, 4 x-ray machines, 7 computed radiography units, x-ray view boxes and printers, and various medical supplies to Dr. Fynn.

India — 500 t-shirts for the poor to Indian pastor, Paul Ebenezer John, through Riverview Church, Coos Bay, Oregon.

Honduras — Supplied 800 pounds of medical supplies, Reedsport medical group for a rural Christian Medical Clinic.

2018

Ghana — Maternity beds, stretchers, exam tables, etc. Two 27 foot trucks to Ghana Hope, McMinville, Oregon.

Uganda — 100 basketball uniforms, evangelism outreach, Three Sixteen Ministries, David Loveall.

Guatemala — Supplied 200 pounds of medical supplies to an orphanage, Greg Stansell, Hauser Community Church, North Bend, Oregon.

Honduras — Supplied 800 pounds of medical supplies, Reedsport medical group for a rural Christian Medical Clinic.

Eluama, Abia, Nigeria — Dr. Crane (local Internal Medicine Physician) flew in his personal plane, supplies to Boise, Idaho to Dr. Steph Schmid (General Surgeon) for Nigeria work.

2017

Eluama, Abia, Nigeria — Dr. Crane (local Internal Medicine Physician) transported a 25 foot trailer of medical supplies to Texas, to Living Hope Christian Ministries.

Clinic compound

Clinic compound

Cote d'Ivoire, Ferke, Hospital Baptist — Trip to install x-ray equipment, provide biomedical repairs, bring medical supplies. Aron Boesl - ultrasonographer, Barry Maynard and Jean Richard - Field Service Engineers, and Chris Maynard, volunteer.

Ghana, Nigeria — Shipped 40 foot container, 60 hospital beds, Ghana Hope (Ghana), and 40 hospital beds, Cardio Start, to Dr. Aubyn Marath (Nigeria).

Kenya — Supplied 200 pounds of medical supplies to a retired couple from Bandon, Oregon to take to Kenya for a small rural clinic.

2016

Columbia — 200 pounds of medical supplies with a local nurse who assisted at a medical clinic and orphanage.

2015

India — 500 t-shirts for the poor to Indian pastor, Paul Ebenezer John, through Riverview Church, Coos Bay, Oregon.

2014

Nigeria — Two ultrasound units were shipped to Dr. David Simon in Colorado Springs, Colorado for a container sent to Nigeria.

Tigard, Oregon — Medical supplies donated to International Medical Teams. exam tables, and various supplies.

2013

Modesto, California — Medical and humanitarian aid to an international outreach, Skyline Baptist Youth summer outreach.

2012

San Francisco, California — Supplied dental chairs, exam tables for free clinic in Tenderloin district, City Impact ministry.

Cote d'Ivoire — Shipped 40 foot container of medical supplies to Ferke, Hospital Baptist, and eye clinic supplies to Dr. Agre, Abidjan.

2011

Honduras — Shipped a 40 foot container of medical supplies, Operation New Life Surgical Missions, Dr. Sorrells,

2010

Cote d'Ivoire — Shipped a 40 foot container of medical supplies to Ferke, Hospital Baptist.

2009

Ferke, Cote d'Ivoire — Aron Boesl and his family, working with WorldVenture, with ultrasound equipment to train Doctors in Ultrasound and Technologists in X-ray.

2008-2018

Over the last 10 years we assisted with filling and loading multiple containers that were shipped from Coos Bay to Honduras. A local Rotarian named Michael Hosie, before passing away in 2018, shipped 24 containers of humanitarian aid. He mainly shipped to Honduras for over a 25 year period. Mr. Hosie was instrumental in teaching us the planning methods for shipping internationally.