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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Meet a Member of Our Staff

Ben Kanu has been working at Magbenteh Community Hospital since 2011. During his first few years he started out doing routine laboratory work, such as attending to patients by providing necessary lab test, and disseminating the records to doctors. Ben has been Head of Lab for 6 years, and with help from L’appel he received […]

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 […]