Greatest Goal Ministries USA

Greatest Goal Ministries USA is a Christian, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the disabled and under-served people of Sierra Leone to reach their full potential through health care, education, disability sports and disability advocacy.
Feb 6, 2014

We are not done. Help us reach our new goal!

Dear Donors,

On behalf of Greatest Goal Ministries I want to thank all of you for your continued support of our work in Sierra Leone over the past couple years. I am so pleased to announce that together, we were able to raise over 15,000 USD. With those funds we provided much needed medical care for literally, tens of thousands of disabled and underserved people in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Although the goal we started when we posted our project on GlobalGiving has been reached we are not done. GGM has decided to attempt once again to raise 15,000 for our new facility and the villagers we are serving.

The Greatest Goal Ministries facility moved in late 2012 to the Lady Deborah Berewa Hospital (LDBH) in Lakka Village in the Western Rural District just outside the capital of Freetown and we are providing medical care to an area of the country that has had no access. The hospital is providing the only laboratory diagnostics and has the only quality pharmacy in the area. With our new generator installed in early January, 2014 we can begin to set up recently shipped laboratory equipment, ultrasound and EKG machine.

December 3-18, 2013 an 8 member medical team arrived at the LDBH. Included in the team were nurses, a radiation oncologist, a cardiologist and an ARNP. The cardiologist has decided to make additional visits and will begin training the staff regarding use of the EKG machine. In the absence of international medical teams our outpatient facility is operated by 22 staff members all involved in various aspects of the facility. From our Community Health Officer, nurse, pharmacy assistant, lab tech and registrar we have security, a phlebotomist, cleaning staff and hospital chaplains. It is a very busy place open 5 days a week.

We hope that our donors will continue to fund our new facility as we continue to provide quality, outpatient medical care to Lakka Village and beyond. Sierra Leone is in dire need of facilities that can provide care for malaria, cholera, sexually transmitted diseases, skin infections, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. When the patient’s condition is beyond the scope of our local staff a designated fund is used to transport the patient to another facility. Often GGM then covers all additional costs including necessary surgeries if funds are available.

The people we are able to assist are so grateful. They know that they have no other place like this to receive medical care. Without the LDBH many would die. We thank you in advance for your continued support. The 7,850 individuals we treated in 2013 thank you for your support. Thank you for helping us reach our new goal of 15,000.00 USD for the Lady Deborah Berewa (outpatient) Hospital.

Oct 30, 2013

April through September hospital statistics

Dear Global Giving Donor,

In December of 2012 GGM opened the doors of our free outpatient hospital in Lakka, the Western rural area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since January of 2013 a total of 5,916 patients have been evaluated and treated.  Of the 5,916, 3,357 were over 5 years of age with 1,559 age five years or younger

As we do not yet have power most of our laboratory diagnosis is from microscope gram stain analysis or rapid test kits.  Funds raised on this site help cover the costs of diagnosis and treatment.

Of the 4,090 patients seen from April 2013 through September, 2013, 1,537 patients were diagnosed with malaria, a disease that is endemic in Sierra Leone.  Each of those patients is treated with Lonart (malaria medicine), vitamins, paracetamol (generic Tylenol) for fever and iron tablets.

Between April 2013 and September 2013 our hospital diagnosed and treated 8 cholera cases, 4 typhoid cases and 112 venereal infections.   Each of these patients are treated with antibiotics and when needed IV fluids. 

The clinic also treats and uses diagnostic tests for pregnancy, urinary tract infections, diabetes, hypertension and parasite infections with skins scrapings and clinical examination.  Colds, fever, pneumonia etc. are also treated.

Without continued support this hospital could not stay open.  Funds raised support the free laboratory, pharmacy, staff and medical supplies needed.

We are very grateful to all or donors.  Thank you!

Jul 26, 2013

Summary report

Dear Global Giving Donor,

We are grateful to all the support given to this project in the past and our ability to have built a composting latrine at our previous clinic site thanks to your donations.

However, in October of 2012 Greatest Goal Ministries was granted a new facility for our free clinic in an area called Lakka, in the rural western district just outside the capitol city of Freetown in Sierra Leone.    Our new facility has a good water supply and flush toilets.  We conducted a 6 mile randomized water and sanitation survey of the structures surrounding our new facility and interviewed 350 individuals. The results of our survey can be
found on our web site, www.ggmusa.org .

Since the location where we were previously working has changed so has the need.  We will end
this project and our focus will start with clean water at our new clinic site.

We are grateful to all our contributors and look forward to updating GlobalGiving soon with a new project.

Thank you!

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