Poverty is the main reason for blindsight and disability. The factors responsible for that are natural disasters, malnutrition, lack of clean water, bad hygienic conditions, and a lack of medical care. We are helping our Indian partners so they can offer free medical treatment.
Our member union in Malawi, the Baptist Convention of Malawi (BACOMA), has been running a clinic in Senga Bay for many years located about 100 km east of the capital Lilongwe. EBM INTERNATIONAL has been supporting this work for many years, and since 2014 also its palliative care project.
In Cameroon EBM INTERNATIONAL is supporting many medical organizations. In the northern part of the country the Baptist Partner “Union des Églises Baptistes” (UEBC) is in charge of seven different establishments, with our missionary Sarah Bosniakowski in the hospital in Garoua.
Our partner convention in Sierra Leone is the Baptist Convention of Sierra Leone (BCSL). They are maintaining three clinics and a project for blind people, the Blind Rehabilitation Project (BRP). Beside the clinics in Kassirie and Nonkoba there is a big eye clinic located in Lunsar.