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 […]

San Pablo University Cancer Screening

San Pablo University Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer is a disease of threat globally which kills many people worldwide. It is predominantly found in women in Africa, especially Sierra Leone, because there is a limited number of medical doctors who specialize in treatment. The intervention of the San Pablo University team of gynecologist from Spain in collaboration with the Magbenteh Community […]

Case Of The Week: Hypertension

Case Of The Week: Hypertension

Hypertension             Hypertensive cases are on the rise in Sierra Leone according to many medical professionals, and contributes to mortality cases in an area that has already been plagued by so much grief. Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure and is a killer condition especially in an environment where there are no campaigns […]

A Visit From Swiss Rotary Club Nyon-a-Côte

A Visit From Swiss Rotary Club Nyon-a-Côte

February began with a Visit from two members of the Swiss Rotary Club Nyon-a-Côte, Sebastien Bottorn who is an orthodontist, and Olivier Bachelard who is a gynecologist/obstetrician. Their trip visiting the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation was short but effective. We only had a few days to tour the various facilities throughout the hospital with our […]

Meet A Member Of Our Hospital Staff

Meet A Member Of Our Hospital Staff

Meet David Bangura, he has been a nutritionist for over 16 years and first came to Magbenteh Community Hospital in 2005 from a partner organization, Action Control Farm.  David’s occupational functions included community outreach, home visits, nursing care and the monitoring of patient’s progress, and by the end of the program, David was assimilated into […]

Case Of The Week: Cephalopelvic Disproportion

Case Of The Week: Cephalopelvic Disproportion

Sierra Leone is known for its harsh history and, poor living standards, which makes it one of the worst places in the world to be pregnant, and a child. Cephalopelvic Disproportion occurs when a baby’s head or body is too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis. The diagnosis usually takes place while the mother […]

A Visit From Action Swiss Sierra Leone

A Visit From Action Swiss Sierra Leone

In January we received a visit from our sister organization Action Swiss Sierra Leone. The organizations President Christian Skroeder was accompanied with the organization’s accountant Jean Louis and his sister Anne Lise, to see the current conditions and challenges we face here in Makeni, Sierra Leone. While their visit to Magbenteh village was short we […]

Case of the Week: Acute Malaria

Case of the Week: Acute Malaria

Swiss Sierra Leone Development Foundation strongly supports, health and education. The Magbenteh Community Boarding School is a beacon of hope for the young Sierra Leonean generation who attend, while many of these children are faced with tragedies, they show up to school energized and ready to learn. The MBCS Education program caters to less privileged […]