Medical Missionaries of Mary in Nigeria run a hospital that treats patients with leprosy and tuberculosis. They also provide reintegration assistance to patients who are rejected by their family members or communities.
Alongside violence against Christians, Nigerian church leaders describe persecution that has become structural, such as political exclusion and preventing Christians from accessing education and social amenities.
La Hna. Dorothy Okoli, de las Hermanas Misioneras de San Juan Pablo II de María, un nuevo instituto religioso para mujeres que ella estableció en Nigeria, visita hoteles para rehabilitar y asesorar a mujeres jóvenes atrapadas en la prostitución.
Sr. Dorothy Okoli of the Missionary Sisters of St. John Paul II of Mary — a new women religious institute she established in Nigeria — visits hotels to rehabilitate and counsel young women trapped in prostitution.
For more than a decade, Sr. Matilda Inyang has cared for dozens of malnourished and homeless children from the streets of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, in Nigeria — many of whom had family who believed they were witches.
Up to 30% of Nigeria's population may suffer from mental illness. To address a gap in care, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul provide treatment and an inpatient home to those rejected by society.
After three years of visiting clinics and traditional healers across Nonwa Tai, in the southern corner of Nigeria, 55-year-old Benedict Ngbaji was shocked to discover the sores and lesions under his foot and ankle were symptoms of Hansen's disease, or leprosy.