In 2009 Greatest Goal Ministries opened a free healthcare clinic in Freetown at the request of Dr. Alhassan Sesay, Director of Hospital Services for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. In October of 2011 we were able to open our doors 5 days a week, in part because of donations from this Globalgiving site. In 2011 our clinic diagnosed and treated over 6,000 patients.
In 2011 Sierra Leone ranked 180 out of 187 according to the Human Developmental Index (HDI). Sierra Leone has some of the poorest health indicators in the world with life expectancy at birth (2008)--48.2 years. Infant mortality rate--89 deaths/1,000 live births. Under-5 mortality rate--140 deaths/1,000 births. Fully-immunized children--30.2%. HIV infection rate for adults, ages 15-49 years (2007 est.)--1.7%.
(Source: US State Department)
The GGM clinic is providing needed healthcare.
The GGM clinic in Freetown is serving the disabled population and the underserved. We diagnose with trained medical staff and laboratory capabilities and then provide treatment all free of charge. We lead teams of medical professionals to work along side our staff and provide continuing medical education. Our clinic is considered by the people to be a hospital since all services are available. We provide clean drinking water with our newly installed well. Our staff are caring and educated.
General population utilization rates of health care services in Sierra Leone is estimated at 0.5 contacts per capita per annum, this means that only half the population attends a health facility once every year.Source:S L National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2010-15. The GGM clinic allows people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure to be treated and monitored. This is virtually nonexistant elsewhere in the country. We maintain patient records.
Total Funding Received to Date: $14,196
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $804
Total Funding Goal: $15,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).