Malaria as a preventable cause of infant-mortality

Malaria as a preventable cause of infant-mortality

In Sierra Leone, a nationwide campaign of free treated bed nets is currently being carried out to ensure the number of malaria cases is kept as low as possible during this year’s rainy season. We are one of seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa where more than a quarter of the population is infected with malaria […]

Alma College

Alma College

At Magbenteh Community Hospital we love to welcome volunteers! For the past month, two pre-medical students; Keara and Caroline, from Alma College in Michigan USA, had the opportunity to work alongside our medical team. Caroline reflected on her experience: “I am extremely thankful that I was able to spend the past month in Sierra Leone, and that […]

Debate & Poetry Competition

Debate & Poetry Competition

During the Easter weekend a debate and poetry competition was held at Magbenteh Community Hospital for the 240 children of the Action Swiss-Sierra Leone School Sponsorship Programme. It was a wonderful event with a great deal of rivalry between the contestants. Topics for the senior school level debate included teenage pregnancy, modern technology and education […]

Smiles in the Children’s Ward

Smiles in the Children’s Ward

Our new Volunteer Health Practitioner, Andrea, from Germany distributed sweets and colouring pencils to the patients in the Children’s Ward at Magbenteh Community Hospital this morning.  The Children’s Ward has a capacity of 29 beds, examination rooms and inside toilets. Free health care for children under 5 years is intended to be given to families […]

Sylvanus and Alice Koroma Memorial Foundation

Sylvanus and Alice Koroma Memorial Foundation

Magbenteh Community Hospital was fortunate enough to receive a visit from Florence M. Koroma Turay, sister to President Ernest B Koroma on Wednesday 25th January 2017. The Sylvanus and Alice Koroma Memorial Foundation was established in 2011 in memory of Florence and Ernest’s late parents, assisting the local communities of Sierra Leone in the areas of […]

School Sponsorship Rice Distribution

School Sponsorship Rice Distribution

The youth of a community is where change is created; there is life, energy, and hope in the way they view the world. Empowering the youth with knowledge and skill that translates into the real world is the best way to facilitate lasting change. With this model in mind the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation runs […]