Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CEML Hospital - A Closer Look

Allow us to share briefly about CEML (Centro Evangelico de Medicina Do Lubango) Hospital, the place of our new ministry assignment in Angola.

Opening in 2006 in Lubango, the largest city in the southern region of Angola, CEML's immediate catchment population is over 2.5 million people, 50% of whom do not have access to basic healthcare.

The hospital infrastructure consists of 53 bed acute-care facility with a 24 hour emergency ward, full hematology laboratory, digital x-ray facilities and two Operating Room theaters.  A subsequent expansion phase is planned to create a full service 130 bed hospital with the implementation of 2 ICU units with renal dialysis and CT scanners; essentially being the only functioning units within a 900 km radius.

CEML's strategy is to 'meet the great medical needs in the region and be a platform for spiritual outreach'.  With the southwest region of Angola being the locale of the most largely unreached people groups (not having any previous contact or access to the Gospel) in the country, CEML's medical outreach is aimed at reaching these peoples and bring Physical Health and Spiritual Hope through Christ.

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