We are very grateful to David Paling and Teresa Kay who successfully completed the Sheffield Half Marathon on 10th April and raised a fantastic £631.88 in sponsorship money. Their goal was a well borehole for the new Maternity Ward at Holy Spirit Hospital, which has been requested by the hospital director, Dr Patrick Turay.
Sierra Leone has very poor Maternal Health: in the UK there were 9 Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, whereas in Sierra Leone there were 1360.
To address this problem our partner Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni opened a new Maternity Ward towards the end of 2016. The Makeni Trust Fund funded developments to significantly improve the water supply for the hospital in 2010, and we
The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that Diabetes in Sierra Leone – estimated at 65,000 sufferers in 2000 – will have almost trebled by 2030. Suffering from such diseases is much more of a problem in Africa because people don’t know about the disease, diagnosis is more difficult, and even when diagnosed, patients often can’t afford the medication.