St. Mary's Children & Community Hospital

Umuowa, Orlu, Imo State, Nigeria

2019 International Medical Mission(August 2019)

The 2019 International Medical Mission of the hospital will be inaugurated on the 3rd of August 2019. The ceremony will also feature the following:

-          Commissioning of the newly built world class Eye Care & Physiotherapy Centre.

-          Exposure of the multifarious super – Equipped Medical Equipments.

-          Commissioning of the newly built Senior Staff Quarters.

-          Unveiling of the Hall of Honors.

-          Foundation laying ceremony of the Dialysis/ Intensive Units.

The ceremonies promise to be great event.

2019 International Medical Mission (August 2019)


St Marys hospital Umuowa Orlu has concluded the 2 weeks International Medical Mission which took place from 29th July to 8th August 2019. 
Highlights included 
- Commissioning Of The Newly Built Ultramodern Eye Centre and Physiotherapy Centre






- Exposure Of The Vision 2025 Plan Of Making The Hospital The Best  Hospital In The Zone In 2025. 

- Unveiling Of Multifarious Medical Equipment Newly Installed In Radiology, Critical Care, Orthopedics, Emergency, Laboratory, Dialysis, Ophthalmology, Physiotherapy and Many Other Departments 


Inception Of The Dialysis And Intensive Care Units 




- Unveiling Of The Wall Of Honors 


- Eye Surgeries and Treatment 

- Partnership With AMA Foundation 


- Commissioning Of The Newly Built Senior Staff Quarters 


- Community Health Treatment programs 

Participation Of International Medical Professionals  etc.

Guests included the Executive Governor Of Imo State represented by the SSGI Hon Uche Onyeagocha and the Commissioner for health Dr Vin Udokwu, lots of bishops, priests , and other traditional and government dignitaries.




New Equipment in our hospital(July 2019)

The hospital took delivery of many highly developed and modern equipment which are being installed in the hospital. These include diagnostic, therapeutic, monitoring and theatre /surgical gadgets and accessories. These are include Dialysis machines, Mammography, Endoscopy, laparascopy, blood transfusion/ components system, Modular theatre, C arm/fluoroscopy and cardiac monitoring devices.

It is expected that on completion of these installation, the hospital will help to stop external medical tourism of our sick population.



National Health Insurance Scheme Registration Approval (June, 2019)

The National Health Insurance Scheme has appointed our hospital as a participating health care service provider in the National Health Insurance scheme both as a primary and secondary health care provider. This will greatly help to provide accessible and qualitative health care services to the large number of people under this scheme.

Establishment Of Quality Management Department (May, 2019)

The hospital has established a Quality Control and Management department in line with global best practices in maintaining the requisite standards in Healthcare management. Earlier in the month, the Medical Director had attended an International Conference with the institute of Medical science (IMSA) to put the hospital in the best position for expected zenith of medical excellence.

Meeting Of Management Board Of Hospital(April, 2019)

The meeting of the Board of Management of the hospital was held during the month. The board noted the giant strides and positive indices of growth recorded by the hospital St. Mary’s Hospital Umuowa is being positioned to be the center of excellence in Medicare and the best private tertiary health center in the zone.

Celebration Of World Glaucoma Week (11-15 MARCH 2019)

What is Glaucoma? 
Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes the pressure in the eye  to go high and damages the optic nerve and causes eye vision loss and blindness.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization.

The hospital joined the rest of the world to celebrate the WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK which took place from 11th March to 15th March, 2019 with sensitization lectures and free Medical Eye Screening Exercises.

During this week the hospital was crowded with people from different places for the free Medical Eye Screening.










Donations.(1st January 2019.)

The hospital received some items donated for our patients by JOETRISH FOUNDATION USA.  
These include wheel chairs, walking frames, walking sticks and varied other children and adult disposables. 
This is in line with our community based health care initiative to provide  healthcare to all members of our community.
Some other families also visited the hospital and donated money , gifts and food items to our many patients to join in the celebrations of the new year .








UPU UK & IRELAND Medical Mission(29th December 2018)

Umuowa progressive union UPU  UK & IRELAND COMMUNITY SERVICE- HEALTH PROMOTION" organised a free medical mission for Umuowa sons and daughters on 29th December 2018 at the Central School Arena Umuowa. 
Foreign Medical professionals from UK AND IRELAND  led by Dr Iheukor in partnership with other local health volunteers from our St Mary's Hospital Umuowa provided free medical services to teaming population of Umuowa people .
We say a very big thank you to this team and hope our community members from other fields in other areas will continue to promote medical mission and uplift our hospital project.


Free Medical Treatment Orlu Regional Assembly ORA USA (17th December 2018)

Our Hospital Hosted The Orlu Regional Assembly (ORA) USA Medical Mission For The Orlu L. G. A, Held On 17th December, 2018.

A Team of Medical Experts (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacist and Others) From The USA Were On Ground To Render Free Medical Treatment To All The Teaming Population of Patients.









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