Success Comes Day by Day

Sabah Wadeeaa Sulaiman and his family fled ISIS in 2014 and found refuge in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan, where they have since resettled permanently.  

In Duhok, he has found not only peace of mind but good, affordable care at the Mar Narsai health dispensary for his chronic health condition.

The dispensary continues to grow steadily, only six months after opening its doors, says Dr. Muna Ghanim Majeed Shaya.

“We are noticing the increasing number of the patients day by day,” she says.

The dispensary grew out of a clinic that was established temporarily on the grounds of Mar Narsai Church in 2014 to care for the influx of people internally displaced by ISIS.

The pastor, Father Philips Dawood Philips, explains the local churches eventually decided to make the clinic’s affordable health care permanently available to the entire community.

“Together, we thought to do humanitarian work for everyone,” he says.

Meet Sabah and some of the dispensary staff in the video below:

Learn more about the dispensary in “Uprooted, Transplanted and Treated With Care” and read about how another CNEWA-Pontifical Mission-sponsored program in Iraq works to provide healing and hope, as Iraq continues to rebuild in “Letter from Iraq: Keeping Hope Alive,” also available in Spanish: “Carta Desde Irak: Manteniendo la esperanza viva”  in our June 2022 issue of ONE.

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