About the Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba
Saboba, the Capital of the Saboba district of the Northern Region, is a rural sub-Sahelian village, on the Togo border. The area of 2,500 miles, has a population approaching 120,000. This a grassland savannah,with acacia and shea trees. The climate is hot and dry, from November to April, with the rainy season from May and October. Due to poor soil and the seasonal supply of water, farming is difficult. Subsistence farming and rural poverty is the norm for the majority of the population.
The Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba, a district hospital, is a program of AGREDS, a Church based NGO. Patients are served regardless of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age or national origin.
For a complete history of the Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba and its beginning in 1948, visit sabobashope.net
The 80 bed hospital has a Women’s Ward, a Men Ward, shared with the children, and an Operating Theatre where major and minor operations are performed. Patients are admitted to the wards 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospital is staffed with 1 MD, 2 Medical Assistants, 1 Administrator, RN’s, Ward and Theatre assistants. Budget limits have prevented regular maintenance and repair. All buildings need regular cleaning, repair and paint.
Primary Care Clinic, provides maternal and child health services. Pregnant women and children under 5, are given immunizations and health education to reduce the incidence of malaria, malnutrition, guinea worm, and typhoid. Public Health programs are provided to the community and local villages. Two heavy duty motorcycles are requested to travel to the remote village.
The Out Patient building was built in 1978 and recently painted.