Health Care Clinic Sierra Leone
MISS Charity has finished building a Health Care Clinic in Tonkolili, in northern Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa with a population of 8 million people. It is one of the world’s poorest countries. 78% of the population is Muslim.
Sierra Leone has one of the lowest life expectancies on the globe. The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone was 54.3 years. This places the nation among the bottom five in the entire world. In comparison, the average global life expectancy is 72.6 years.
Sierra Leone faces high rates of infant and maternal mortality. 87.1 infants died per 1,000 births in Sierra Leone, while 1,360 mothers died per 100,000 births. In the U.S., just 5.4 infants died per 1,000 births, and only 14 mothers died for every 100,000 births. The country is estimated to have the world’s highest maternal mortality ratio.
Malaria is endemic to the nation, and poses a great health risk. Four out of every ten hospital visits in Sierra Leone are due to malaria and it is overall the most common cause of death. Children are at particular risk, and the disease contributes to the nation’s high number of child fatalities.
The most important barrier to accessing health services is the cost of services. A lack of availability is another cause.
Malnutrition, lack of availability of clean water as well as poor antenatal care for pregnant women are all major contributors to the poor health situation.
MISS Charity is a registered charity in Australia. We have partnered with Heart Charity Foundation Sierra Leone to build community water wells in the country.
We have been requested to assist in building a clinic which will serve 6 villages who have no access to a health care clinic in Tonkolili, a northern province in Sierra Leone.
It will provide basic health care, antenatal care, food supplements, mosquito nets for the local people.
Land has been donated by the local community, there are health care workers available to work there and it will be handed over to the community to take over the daily operations once it has been established.
All we need are the funds to build it, if you can help in sha Allah. The cost is approximately $35,000 AUD
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