Medical Equipment and Medicines for Rural Hospitals & Clinics
We support rural one hospital and three clinics in Sierra Leone.
During the Ebola crisis we worked with other UK charities who sent emegency Ebola prevention kits through us. We then used our facilities in Sierra Leone to deliver to key clinics and schools in the Western Area, and Eastern Sierra Leone.
Nixon Memorial Hospital
Our main health support partner in Eastern Sierra Leone is The Nixon Memorial Hospital, based in Segbwema. Post-war Nixon Memorial Hospital is extremely deprived, lacking basic protective wears, medicines and transportation. When we started with partnership work with the hospital it had only one very old vehicle, which they used as ambulance and as general transport. The vehicle is seen here being loaded with the medical supplies that we sent out.
Due to frequent mechanical problems, the vehicle is always stationed at a higher ground so that when it is fully loaded it could be pushed down the slope to start it. Sometime it does not work, and the driver, who is now very familiar with it, opens the bonnet for a fiddle. This was the same vehicle that was used to transport Ebola victims, staff and goods.
In addition to the medical supplies, we gave out mobility aids such as wheelchairs, Zimmer frames, crutches and walking sticks.
Due to the large number of medical officers who died during the Ebola epidemic, partly as a result of the woeful lack of access to transportation, we supported the hospital with ten bicycles to be used by field personnel.
We support rural clinics in Southern and Eastern Sierra Leone with medicines and medical equipment too.
- In Bo we work with Fulawagun Maternity Clinic, Southern Sierra Leone
- In Mbaoma, we work with the Mbaoma Maternity Clinic, Eastern Sierra Leone
- In Manowa we work with the Manowa Maternity Clinic, Eastern Sierra Leone