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 […]

Meet A Member Of Our Staff

Meet A Member Of Our Staff

Meet Halimatuh Bah, she is from Ivory Coast/Guinea and joined the SSLDF team in 2016 as part of the capacity building program. She first came to Sierra Leone working for a mining company in Freetown doing similar work. After hearing about the work SSLDF performs for the Magbenteh Community she was inspired to join the […]

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 […]