Our Projects

Empowering the local communities of Bombali District since 1996 in three focal areas, we work with the continuing aim of self-sustainability.
Health

Health

Strengthening the healthcare system in Sierra Leone, providing quality medical care to Magbenteh village, Makeni, Masanga and Lungi.

Education

Education

With a Boarding School and School Sponsorship programme, children are given the opportunity to learn, grow and improve their lives for the better.

Community Development

Community Development

Working at grass-root level to provide long and short term relief for the Makeni polio village and leprosy camp.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Surface area: 71, 740 sq. km/ Population: 7,076,641 (2015)/ Capital city: Freetown/ Life expectancy: 49/ Currency: Leone/ Per capita income: US $684 (2015)/ Poverty: 70% live below the poverty line/ Infant mortality: 87.10 (per 1,000 births)/ Human Development Index: 0.413/ Literacy rate 58.7% for males and 37.7% for females/ President: Ernest Koroma/ Languages: English, Krio, Temne and Mende/ Religions: Islam and Christianity/ Agriculture: cocoa beans, diamonds, aluminium and titanium ores/ Politics: Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected President and a unicameral legislature.

The Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation Team

With national and international staff working side by side, our small team at SSLDF works hard to establish funding and partnership opportunities to strengthen the health and education system in Bombali District in line with the Government of Sierra Leone. Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation (SSLDF) is a national NGO with a Headquarters in Switzerland under Action Swiss-Sierra Leone (ASSL).
Viviana Granobles
Viviana Granobles
SSLDF Country Director
Harald Pfeiffer
Harald Pfeiffer
President of SSLDF
Ibrahim Bangura
Ibrahim Bangura
MCH Health Program Manager

Meet our Hospital Staff

Our dedicated hospital staff treated 14,000 in-and-out patients in 2017 alone. With supporting departments including an Operating Theatre; Laboratory; X-ray; Ultrasound; Pharmacy; Physiotherapy Ward and a Vaccination Clinic.

Thank you for your support and interest in our vital work.

Latest news

  • Back to School 2020-2021

    The 2019/2020 academic year commenced on Tuesday 18th September 2019 and ended on the 31st March 2020. The short on the academic year was due to the Coronavirus which prevented schools from the third term. There are two hundred and forty (240) students in total, nine (9) teachers, and 2 junior staff (cleaners) Pupils in […]

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    Budgeting for NGO.

    Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization based in the northern part of Sierra Leone, Makeni city. Founded in 2006, by a German Philanthropist called Harald Pfeiffer; with a mission and a vision aimed at helping the needy attaining sustainable healthcare, education, and relief, it has been in full operations to date. With core […]

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  • Testing for Malaria

    Malaria is a major public health concern worldwide causing around 228 million infections and approximately 405 thousand deaths in the year 2018(WHO). About 91% of malaria-related deaths are in Africa with 86% of victims have been children under the ages of five years. Despite frantic efforts to eradicate the disease about 87% of the world […]

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    Maternal Death on the Rise

    For many Sierra Leoneans, the COVID -19 outbreak has brought back memories of Ebola, especially among pregnant women, about visiting the hospital. The race is on to protect these women and as well prevent maternal deaths from increasing like how it happened during the Ebola crisis. Pregnant women do not appear to become unwell than […]

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  • Meet a Member of our Staff

    Meet the Pediatric Ward nurse in charge Mariama Hemore. Mariama is a state registered nurse (SRN) and State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN) with 12 years of experience in her field; she is in charge of the Pediatric ward in Magbenteh Community Hospital. Inside the pediatric ward, Mariama deals, on daily basis, with cases of severe […]

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    SSLDF Founder Activities

    SSLDF founder, Mr. Harald Pfeiffer annual visit began in January of this year he has been staying in Magbenteh for the last 6 months. During this time, Mr. Pfeiffer focused on strengthening the hospital staff’s morals during the tough times of COVID 19. He also helped support the managerial process.  Due to the low attendance […]

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  • Crowdfunding Humanitarian: Mireia Villen Llexia

    Ms. Mireia worked in Sierra leone in 2015, as an Ebola scientist for public health England, then she volunteered at Magbenteh Community Hospital as a laboratory consultant. Her work gave her visibility to the devastating mortality rate in children and pregnant women which she never forgets. “I do remember very well the way people live […]

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    COVID-19 Updates

    As of June 15, 2020. A total of 1,176 confirmed cases are affected by the COVID-19 Virus resulting in 51 deaths. The total recovered cases stand at 683 people. Recent evidence however shows that spread of the COVID-19 is adversely affecting access to and utilization of essential health services. Routine data from Health Management Information […]

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  • Meet a Member of our Staff

    Meet Maternity ward Midwife, Zoe Domah Sirleaf. Zoe joined MCH team in March 2020. She comes from the neigbor country of Liberia and is certified in Nursing in Midwifery from Tubman National Institute of medication, Monrovia. She has more than 16 years of experience in her field with an innate communication and observation skills; she […]

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    MCBS: GoFundMe Donation Campaign

    Sakoma SL_Spain, a partner of SSLDF, has launched an online fundraising campaign in April 29th, 2020 on the website gofundme.com, with a goal of 1,100 € to cover the cost of 40 bags of rice to be sent to MCBS students foster homes to guarantee the livelihood of the children who attend school and their […]

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