The stories behind our prosthesis project amputees

The stories behind our prosthesis project amputees

Continuing on from the October blog about our 8 below knee amputees, we have recently started the measurement and casting for a group of 8 above knee amputees. SSLDF are extremely fortunate to have established this project with Arms Around Sierra Leone, an American organisation over the past 6 years. Our above amputees have their […]

Meet our Emergency Surgical Officer

Meet our Emergency Surgical Officer

Meet Dr Marah, our Emergency Surgical Officer at Magbenteh Community Hospital. He joined the SSLDF family in June 2011 as a Clinical Consultant but as his need for helping others and passion for knowledge grew, he left Magbenteh Hospital in March 2012 to acquire surgical training, returning once more in April 2013. “Surgeries have really […]

Roteract Germany implements two exciting projects!

Roteract Germany implements two exciting projects!

SSLDF welcomed 9 members of Roteract Club, Germany for 1 week during the month of November. The aim of the organisation is to work with their hands in providing sustainable long-term solutions to communities around the world. After much discussion prior to their arrival, together SSLDF and Roteract designed two projects:  a canteen at Magbenteh […]

Syphilis a growing concern for expectant mothers

Syphilis a growing concern for expectant mothers

Syphilis is considered a sexually transmitted infection (S.T.I) due to its mode of transmission. The condition affects both male and female gender and is mostly transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. At the Magbenteh Community Hospital Antenatal Clinic (ANC) we diagnose an average of 2 cases per day in expectant mothers. At Magbenteh Community Hospital, as […]

“I am one of the longest serving employees at Magbenteh Community Hospital, I have lived and worked through a Civil War, I have seen my country suffer and how we have risen again. I am so proud to be part of its development and for the health of our future generations.”

“I am one of the longest serving employees at Magbenteh Community Hospital, I have lived and worked through a Civil War, I have seen my country suffer and how we have risen again. I am so proud to be part of its development and for the health of our future generations.”

Meet Sister Mary Koroma, the Head Antenatal Clinic Nurse at Magbenteh Community Hospital, the heartbeat to our maternal health care since 2008. Sister Mary is an incredibly special woman, with a warm smile and bursting with energy. Mary became a fully qualified midwifery nurse in 1992 and became employed by the National Diamond Mining Company […]

Nursing Practical Examinations

Nursing Practical Examinations

The nursing students from the Ernest Bai Koroma University (EBK) took their practical examinations at Magbenteh Community Hospital at the end of October. The hospital gets to have priority in recruiting top students based on their performance and benefits the students by providing employment opportunities first hand. Sierra Leone has an exceedingly high youth unemployment […]

Tuberculosis and Diabetes at 21 years old

Tuberculosis and Diabetes at 21 years old

‘’I used to love playing football and going to school but my condition no longer allows me to do these things. I also have to be specific about what I eat and this can be expensive.’’ Umoru is 21 years old and is currently being treated in the Isolation Ward at Magbenteh Community Hospital, having […]

Admitted for 5 months due to a tropical ulcer

Admitted for 5 months due to a tropical ulcer

Sorie is a 15 year old from Matene Village. It is 65 kilometres from Magbenteh Community Hospital and an 135 kilometres from the capital city, Freetown. Sorie stays with his Grandmother. He got hit by a stone while playing. Being a young and robust teenager he didn’t think much of the small wound at the […]

Prosthetics project for amputees continues in Bombali District

Prosthetics project for amputees continues in Bombali District

SSLDF has been working with Arms Around Sierra Leone, an American funded project, to continue the implementation of a prosthesis initiative for amputees within Bombali District. The project ran between 2010 and 2012, restarting in 2017 and ongoing during 2018, supporting those who have become amputees for a variety of different reasons including accidents; war […]