To say good medical care is scarce in West Africa is an understatement.
For every 100,000 people in Togo, there are only four doctors, compared with 256 doctors in the United States. As a result, most people rely on witch doctors or tribal doctors to attend their medical needs — often causing more harm than good.
Spiritually, their situation is even more dire. Part of Togo is located within the 10/40 Window, a region of the world characterized by its great poverty, poor quality-of-life, and little to no access to Christian resources. Nearly 80 percent of northern Togo is Muslim, and approximately one-in-three Togolese practice some form of animism.
To help meet the incredible physical and spiritual need, ABWE built the Hospital of Hope, and since its opening in February 2015 it has already shared the gospel with 11,500 patients and helped our missionaries start more than 12 Bible studies and home groups in surrounding villages.
Will you help?
Often, people in Togo die needlessly because they know they can’t afford health care and therefore they fail to seek it out. We want to change that.
The Hospital of Hope requires nearly $200,000 each year to ensure it can serve every patient, regardless of their ability to pay. Your support will help serve anyone who is facing a medical emergency, even if they can't afford to pay, and ensure they are introduced to the hope of the gospel.