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 […]

Case of the Week: Leg Paralysis due to Spinal Injury

Case of the Week: Leg Paralysis due to Spinal Injury

Paraplegia or leg paralysis is a form of paralysis affecting the body below the waist, and is often caused by spinal cord injuries. It affects the brains ability to send and receive signals from below the site of injury therefore stopping the ability to move the feet or feel any sensation. Surgery to reconnect the […]

Meet a Member of Our Hospital Staff

Meet a Member of Our Hospital Staff

Meet Aminatu Bah, she is a nurse at Magbenteh Community Hospitals under-fives clinics. She joined the hospital staff in 2009 as a nursing aid for three years, and received her official nursing certificate with the help of the organization shortly after. Aminatu expressed her concern for the patient’s overall health, and explained that the under-fives […]

April 7th World Health Day

April 7th World Health Day

The first World Health Day was celebrated April 7th 1948 by the World Health Organization. Their aim was to create awareness about universal health coverage and achieving maximum access to health care in every community. Traditional medicine is preferred by Sierra Leonians due mostly in part of their poor living situations, and lack of employment. […]

MCBS End of Term Sports Activities

MCBS End of Term Sports Activities

Implementing sports at Magbenteh Community Boarding School is vital to SSLDF. Understanding the importance of Physical Education as well as staying active is taught to student through assuring they have 1 hour recess and lunch period during school. The enrolled students are extremely vulnerable and therefore sport enables them to express themselves and empowers them […]

Virginia Canals Returns to SSLDF

Virginia Canals Returns to SSLDF

Virginia Canales first arrived at Magbenteh Community Hospital from Spain April 2016, and for six months she was tasked with the duty of building a school which would host 240 students from the most deprived areas of Makeni, Sierra Leone, and who had suffered terrible loses during the Ebola outbreak. After having completed the school, […]

Fundraising for New X-Ray Machine

Fundraising for New X-Ray Machine

Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation started the X-Ray Machine fundraising initiative because Magbenteh Community Hospital is currently functioning without one. CHO’s and Doctors must send patients hours outside of Makeni for a simple X-Ray scan. This is very costly for patients as most of them are farmers or without work, so they have little to no […]

Case of the Week: Severe Pneumonia

Case of the Week: Severe Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, it is caused by a variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Although it ranges in seriousness from mild to severe, it is most serious for infants and young children. The air sacs can fill with fluid or purulent material […]

Magbenteh Community Hospital: Technical Surgical Training

Magbenteh Community Hospital: Technical Surgical Training

Magbenteh Community Hospital prides itself on the outstanding service we provide to our patients as well as the friendly and peaceful environment that can be felt throughout Makeni. This month we would like to commend our staff for going the extra mile, in honing and sharping their skills making our hospital celebrated and renowned in […]