About the Trip
Join Project C.U.R.E. as we partner with Le Pan Health and Wellness Initiative to conduct our first ever C.U.R.E. Clinic together at Le Pan Medical Center in Wubel, Nigeria. Le Pan Medical Center recently received their first container from Project C.U.R.E. so we are very excited to travel to Nigeria and help them serve the people of Plateau State in central Nigeria.
We hope you join us as we travel to Nigeria to support our partner in delivering health and hope to the people of Plateau State!
About the Country
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country located in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. A federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. A multinational state, Nigeria is inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups with over 500 distinct languages.
About the Clinics Site
Le Pan Medical Center was built and founded by Dr. Daniel Mwanmut and his wife, Abiola, who is a nurse, as part of a three phase community development project for a very rural area that is home to subsistence farmers in central Nigeria. Daniel, being from this particular tribal group wanted to give back to his people who prior to the construction of Le Pan Medical Center had no local medical care. Le Pan Medical Center provides healthcare services for a group of 12 villages.
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Nigeria is $3,000. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including internal airfare, buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, tips, and boats/ferries (when applicable). Program costs also include the coverage of interpreters, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel bag with a Project C.U.R.E. scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions and activities are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost.
You will have the opportunity to arrange your own international airfare to and from Nigeria – using Abuja as your destination. International airfare, visa fees, and vaccinations are NOT included in the program cost. Find suggested flight itineraries [link_coming_soon]. If the flight is not listed yet, please be patient, we will have it up shortly. If you would like assistance in booking your flight, please contact our travel agent, Kimi Pinero at Mission Nation Travel.There is a $30 booking fee but Kimi has access to reduced humanitarian flights.
Sample Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Abuja, Overnight in Abuja
Day 2: Depart Abuja, take ground transportation to Jos. Obtain necessary additional supplies and overnight in Jos.
Day 3: Depart Jos, take ground transportation to Wubel. Tour Le Pan Medical Center and settle in for the week. Overnight in Wubel
Day 4: Spend Sunday afternoon unpacking and sorting the medical equipment you have brought, and prepare for a hard day of work in the clinic on Monday.
Day 5: Give back to the local community by working side by side with Dr. Mwanmut and his staff in providing primary medical care, pediatric care, and obstetric care on your first clinic day in the country.
Day 6: Enjoy another working day providing both health and hope to the Nigerian people.
Day 7: There are more patients to be seen! It’s time to get back to the fulfilling work of delivering health and hope.
Day 8: Last Clinic day. Enjoy your time serving the local people of Wubel and the surrounding villages.
Day 7: Time to relax and have fun. Depart Wubel for Jos, enjoy cultural entertainment and overnight in Jos.
Day 8: Depart Jos, take ground transportation to Abuja. Overnight in Abuja.
Day 9: Depart Abuja and travel back to your homes feeling accomplished about helping others and serving along fellow medical professionals and volunteers in providing health and hope to the people of central Nigeria.