Hospital Description

Country: 
Nigeria
Hospital Description: 

Established in 1944 Located on 40 acres leased to the hospital by the Yoruba tribe, the hospital was immediately taken over by the British army during World War II. The church received the hospital back in 1944, and since then, the hospital has grown to include a rich history. After starting a School of Nursing in 1975, the local area experiences a major outgrowth in church members. Loma Linda University alumni and students have served at Ile-Ife almost since its inception. Since 2002, the hospital is now operated and managed by Adventist Health International.

Setting: 
Semi-Rural
Number of Patient Beds: 
100
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
40%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
40
Departments/Specialties: 
Antenatal Clinic
Nutrition/Dietetics
Clinic Laboratory
Labor/Delivery
Infectious Diseases
Surgery
Pediatrics
Records Administration
Family Planning
Outpatient Clinic
Mobile Clinic
Typical Cases: 
Malaria
Anemia
Typhoid
Tetanus
CHF
DM
CVA
Ob/Gyn Surgeries
General Surgeries
All Surgical Subspecialty Surgeries (Ortho, Neuro, ENT, Plastics, Urology, Ophtho, etc.)
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing/NP
Dental
PT
OT
Public Health
Allied Health (Radiology, PA, Nutrition)
etc.
Languages Spoken: 
English (national language)
Yoruba
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Students should let the site know of their areas of interst, and they will be put to use!

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos (LOS)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
Yes. $130-175
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes
Transportation Costs: 
Approx $50/trip (N7,750) + N6,000 per room for lodging if necessary (A room needs to be paid for the driver as well)
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
3 hrs if there are no traffic problem
Type of Student Housing: 
Hostel
Cost of Housing/night: 
$7/night
Meal Plan: 
Cafeteria, hired cook, eating with a missionary family
Cost of Meals/day: 
$8/day
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Comments from Site: 
Malaria prophylaxis and Yellow Fever immunizations are a must. Make sure you are up-to-date on your tetanus vaccination. Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccines are strongly recommended as well.
Last Updated: 
July 30, 2013