October 16:World Food Day

October 16:World Food Day

The world observes World Food Day on October 16, F.A.O has launched the campaign “healthy diets for Zero Hunger”. In a world where 820 Million people suffer from hunger and even more are overweight or obese, Sierra Leone is definitely NOT in the favored side of the balance. Sierra Leone is a tropical country located […]

July 28. World Hepatitis Day

July 28. World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a viral virus causing an inflammation of the liver. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. In particular, types B and C cause 95% hepatitis related sickness and untimely deaths. Hepatitis A and E are typically caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water, […]

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Meet Martin J. Kamara, he has been apart of our hospital staff since 2008, starting out as a contractor. When he began the only building on site was the old OPD, now the hospital has many wards thanks to his previous works. He became a part of the department June 2010 after receiving community health […]

Global Fund Visitors

Global Fund Visitors

MCH received a visit from Global Fund who work towards the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria, and other epidemics. Five of them came concerned with SSLDF and our collaborate with the government. As they toured the hospital, they spoke to nurses about common cases. They also learned the hospital is constrained in administering drugs because […]

Medical Elective Students

Medical Elective Students

Annie Brunskill and Olivia are final year medical students from the University of Manchester. They joined the SSLDF team for 4 weeks, as part of their medical school elective, after reading about SSLDF and MCH on our website. They chose to come to Sierra Leone because of their interest in healthcare in developing countries, and […]

Goodbye to Volunteer Harry Ryder

Goodbye to Volunteer Harry Ryder

This month we say goodbye to 3-month volunteer Harry Ryder from the UK. He heard about SSLDF through various team members, during a short stay here in Sierra Leone, and while he was on his way out of the country, he decided to stay and volunteer with the organization. During his stay he worked with […]

MCBS Graduation 2019

MCBS Graduation 2019

June 17th 2019 will be marked as a special day for the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation as class 6 has completed their academic studies at Magbenteh Community Boarding School. A graduation ceremony was held on school grounds including parents of the graduates and a few special guests. These guests included a friend of SSLDF Mohammed […]

Pediatric team from Serabu

Pediatric team from Serabu

A pediatric team from Germany who are currently based in Serabu Sierra Leone gave us a visit, they are also in Makeni hoping to collaborate and work with the Medical Science School in Makeni. They connected with SSLDF through one of our sponsors Nicolas from L`appel and decided to visit the hospital. The purpose of […]

Visit From Returning Sponsor L`appel

Visit From Returning Sponsor L`appel

This month we received a welcomed visit from Nicolas and Carla from L`appel Deutschland a German organization focused on health and education in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. During their short visit we discussed the continuation of MCBS and opening the boarding accommodations for the 2019/2020 school year. It was decided that we will begin renovations […]

Case of the Week

Case of the Week

Simple injuries or wounds can become hugely problematic if they’re not seen to by a doctor or nurse immediately. This is what has happened to Sorie Sesay, a young boy from Freetown. Almost a year ago, Sorie Sesay stepped awkwardly on a rock, fell over, and broke a bone in the lower part of his […]