Pharmacy dispensation at Magbenteh Community Hospital

Pharmacy dispensation at Magbenteh Community Hospital

The correct dispensation of medication to the communities of Sierra Leone is paramount to ensure a safe and healthy nation. At Magbenteh Community Hospital we are working hard to prevent drug resistance and the global phenomenon of self-medication. In Sierra Leone the adult illiteracy rate is 41%, according to the United Nations Development Programme, therefore […]

Volunteers from Alma College, Michigan

Volunteers from Alma College, Michigan

SSLDF was delighted to welcome three students from Alma College, Michigan during the month of June; Danny, Destiny and Jack. Danny and Destiny executed education placements at Magbenteh Community Boarding School, rotating through each of the five classes during their 4 weeks in Sierra Leone. Both volunteers have been an inspiration to the students and […]

Typhoid in Sierra Leone

Typhoid in Sierra Leone

Typhoid is one of the most common infectious diseases in Sierra Leone, caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium. The bacteria lives in the intestines and bloodstreams of humans, spread through the contamination of food and water. In a developing country such as Sierra Leone, typhoid is more common risk, especially with poor hygiene in food […]

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 […]