Project completed: 2008
Project Managers: Dr. Timothy Awotunde and the NFW Council
In April 2008 the Philpotts returned to Obgomoso for three weeks. NFW sponsored Hugh’s airfare to and from Lagos, and the medical centre provided all ground transportation, lodging and meals. Hugh taught seminars for midwives and doctors, introducing methods of perinatal audit he had developed in South Africa, and they established together new interventions that will help to advance the quality of care. He and Dr. Awotunde visited other maternity units in Ogbomoso to develop closer links with Baptist Medical Centre-Ogbomoso (BMCO) and share protocols of management and patient referral.
Dr. Philpott recommended the biomedical equipment project that NFW helped implement later in 2008, and he continues to consult with the BMCO staff via internet to help them analyze their maternity patient data for findings that will enhance patient care.
Academic Periodicals and Journals
Project Completed: 2006
Project Managers: Dr. Joseph Ilori and Becky Neil Albritton
Africa’s preeminent seminaries, requested assistance from NFW. He asked for help in providing periodicals and journals for the seminary library to update and enhance professional resources for the students and staff.
NFW provided $1,000 and ‘Professor’ Ilori selected seven periodicals he felt were essential. Becky Albritton made the contacts and set up subscriptions ranging from one to three years, so that the seminary has access to current religious and theological publications.