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Gilead is a land east of the Jordan traditionally viewed as the source of a healing salve: the balm of Gilead.
Hugely generous (Hawken presents hopeful changes occurring even within Wal-Mart), at times lyrical, spiritual, and globally inclusive, this is a balm of Gilead to weary and cynical souls.
Two of the largest hospitals in the cities--Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital (EBSUTH), Abakaliki and Balm of Gilead Hospital (BGH), Enugu, which serve as referral centres for gynaecological services and run the biggest antenatal clinics, were used for the study.