News Release

New Karu Primary Health Centre Renovated

Community stakeholders express profound gratitude

The residents of New Karu community in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state in Nigeria were delighted as  LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints handed over their newly renovated Primary Health Centre and Medical Equipment to the community on the 7th of April, 2018.


The Officer In Charge of the Health Centre, Mrs Grace Bala who was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the project, expressed her profound gratitude and satisfaction to God and to the Church. It was her first time to witness such an unprecedented charitable gesture. She promised to use the equipment donated to the Health Centre also for the benefit of those who cannot afford to pay their medical bills.

The Primary Health Care coordinator Mr. Haruna D. Manga was so excited by the LDS Charities’ kind gesture. He said “I am completely astonished with the way the church members turned out en mass to carry out this massive and important project”. He believes the community will make use of the health facility.

The community leader of New Karu community, Mr. Ezekiel Jezhi, who could not hide his elation and excitement said “I am short of words and I am very excited to be part of this project. What Jesus Christ said and did in the bible is exactly what is being practised here today”.

The secretary to the Youth Association in New Karu, Mr. Christopher Musa, expressed gratitude on the kind gesture of LDS Charities and also promised to create awareness on the new development in his constituency. Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Massaka Wards and New Karu Community are the direct beneficiaries of the renovated Primary Health Centre

The donated medical equipment includes; hospital beds, delivery bed, examination couch, sterilizing machine,trolley, children weighing scale, sphygomomanometer, HIV test kits, delivery kits, adult weighing scale, malaria test kits and stethoscope

President Oku-Ukpong, the Stake President of Abuja South who presented the medical equipment to the Primary Health Centre advised the community members and stakeholders to make good use of the facility.

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