Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Project Portfolio

SIM Galmi Hospital

SIM has operated Galmi Hospital in south-central Niger for nearly 50 years. Developed as a 110 bed surgical facility Galmi Hospital is also a multi-faceted health centre. Beyond its inpatient surgical and medical functions the hospital runs an Outpatient Clinic that can see up to 300 patients per day and additionally, Galmi also houses offices for the provision of community health services.

However, many of the buildings of the hospital were over 40 years old and showing signs of serious decay. Predominantly local materials, of lower quality, were used in Galmi Hospital’s original construction, causing erosion. The demand was increasing for quality health-care and SIM’s vision was growing for training and discipleship in the hospital but, the Galmi Hospital couldn’t meet the demands or embrace their vision without major renovations.

In 2007, EMI visited Niger and team helped to evaluate the best course of action and designed new facilities to replace the existing, phase by phase, so that previously existing functions could continue while a new, modern facility was raised around it. The team produced plans for the new surgical ward and toilet block for the hospital and committed to returning to the Galmi Hospital to design the next building in the overall hospital redevelopment plan.

To learn more visit SIM Galmi.