Global Fund Visitors

Global Fund Visitors

MCH received a visit from Global Fund who work towards the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria, and other epidemics. Five of them came concerned with SSLDF and our collaborate with the government. As they toured the hospital, they spoke to nurses about common cases. They also learned the hospital is constrained in administering drugs because […]

Medical Elective Students

Medical Elective Students

Annie Brunskill and Olivia are final year medical students from the University of Manchester. They joined the SSLDF team for 4 weeks, as part of their medical school elective, after reading about SSLDF and MCH on our website. They chose to come to Sierra Leone because of their interest in healthcare in developing countries, and […]

Goodbye to Volunteer Harry Ryder

Goodbye to Volunteer Harry Ryder

This month we say goodbye to 3-month volunteer Harry Ryder from the UK. He heard about SSLDF through various team members, during a short stay here in Sierra Leone, and while he was on his way out of the country, he decided to stay and volunteer with the organization. During his stay he worked with […]

MCBS Graduation 2019

MCBS Graduation 2019

June 17th 2019 will be marked as a special day for the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation as class 6 has completed their academic studies at Magbenteh Community Boarding School. A graduation ceremony was held on school grounds including parents of the graduates and a few special guests. These guests included a friend of SSLDF Mohammed […]

Pediatric team from Serabu

Pediatric team from Serabu

A pediatric team from Germany who are currently based in Serabu Sierra Leone gave us a visit, they are also in Makeni hoping to collaborate and work with the Medical Science School in Makeni. They connected with SSLDF through one of our sponsors Nicolas from L`appel and decided to visit the hospital. The purpose of […]

Visit From Returning Sponsor L`appel

Visit From Returning Sponsor L`appel

This month we received a welcomed visit from Nicolas and Carla from L`appel Deutschland a German organization focused on health and education in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. During their short visit we discussed the continuation of MCBS and opening the boarding accommodations for the 2019/2020 school year. It was decided that we will begin renovations […]

Case of the Week

Case of the Week

Simple injuries or wounds can become hugely problematic if they’re not seen to by a doctor or nurse immediately. This is what has happened to Sorie Sesay, a young boy from Freetown. Almost a year ago, Sorie Sesay stepped awkwardly on a rock, fell over, and broke a bone in the lower part of his […]

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Ben Kanu has been working at Magbenteh Community Hospital since 2011. During his first few years he started out doing routine laboratory work, such as attending to patients by providing necessary lab test, and disseminating the records to doctors. Ben has been Head of Lab for 6 years, and with help from L’appel he received […]

Alma College Students

Alma College Students

SSLDF was delighted to welcome two students from Alma College, Michigan during the month of May; Eleanor and Rakkshet. Eleanor is studying Neuroscience in the United States and is considering becoming a doctor in the future. During her first week at Magbenteh Community Hospital, she worked in the administrative departments and shared her thoughts on […]

Sports Meet Donation: Soroptimists Arbaer Iceland

Sports Meet Donation: Soroptimists Arbaer Iceland

This month we would like to highlight Helga Bjarnadottir. She lives in Iceland and works with an organization called Soroptimists of Arbaer who work to better the lives of women and children. The purpose of her visit to the organization was to donate money raised to support the annual sports meet at Magbenteh Community Boarding […]