International Day of the African Child

International Day of the African Child

Every year on the 16th June, children all over Africa celebrate the International Day of the African Child. This date marks the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on which 10,000 South African children marched in protest for their poor quality of education, demanding to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young students were shot […]

University of Birmingham Medical Elective Student

University of Birmingham Medical Elective Student

Magbenteh Community Hospital recently waved goodbye to Madeleine, a fourth year medical student from the University of Birmingham. She shares her experience with us: “For all medical students in the United Kingdom, the Elective period is a chance to observe in medical practice in a new environment, either at home or abroad. I chose to […]

Sustain for Life

Sustain for Life

Saturday 19th May saw visitors from the NGO, Sustain for Life, visit Magbenteh Community Hospital. The purpose of the visit was to discuss a possible partnership to improve health seeking behavior and health outcomes with a focus on antenatal care and family planning, to promote gender equality and empower women and girls. The project initiative […]

Inter-House Sports Meet

Inter-House Sports Meet

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April saw Magbenteh Community Boarding School hold its first Inter-House Sports Meet. The event had previously been postponed as a result of the recent Presidential and General Elections. It was a wonderful occasion organised by the SSLDF Education Team in collaboration with the Physical Health Association for Bombali District. with […]

GEO Magazine

GEO Magazine

On Tuesday 10th April, the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation welcomed three journalists from GEO Magazine, Germany. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the mental health effects of the Ebola epidemic, 2 years after Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola transmission. As a result of our work with Ebola affected children […]

Feeding Programme

Feeding Programme

Special thanks go to ASSEDA and the Aurora Foundation for supporting the Magbenteh Community Boarding School with a feeding programme, ensuring each of our 186 students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch 5 days per week. In a country with a chronic malnutrition rate of 30% for children under 5 in 2014, according to the […]

Sierra Leone’s Malaria Endemic

Sierra Leone’s Malaria Endemic

Magbenteh Community Hospital wants to support not only the communities of Bombali District and the future of Sierra Leone’s children, but also the Sustainable Development Goals. One of our medical team’s biggest challenges is the fight against Sierra Leone’s most common infectious disease and one of its most serious public health problems; malaria. Malaria is […]

Helfende Hӓnde

Helfende Hӓnde

The Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation recently welcomed friends from the German organisation, Helfende Hӓnde. This would be the fourth visit to Makeni for founding members; Eckhard, Margitta and Eveline, and the SSLDF Fundraising Team were eager to show them both new and existing projects. On the list of visits included the Magbenteh Community Hospital, Magbenteh […]

A year in the life of Dr Genevieve

A year in the life of Dr Genevieve

During 2017 SSLDF and Magbenteh Community Hospital were blessed with the arrival of volunteer Doctor, Genevieve Haddock from the UK. She shares her experience: “Magbenteh Community Hospital is a very unique place. Last January when I arrived, I never dreamt that I would be staying in the country for a whole year- but the charm […]