Lady Deborah Berewa outpatient Hospital Lakka, SL

by Greatest Goal Ministries USA
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Summary

In October 2012 the First Lady of Sierra Leone, H.E. Sia Koroma, granted GGM a larger facility just outside the capital of Freetown in an area known as Lakka. The building was built in 2006 by the former vice-president Mr. Solomon Berewa in honor of his late wife, a former nurse. After renovations the hospital, Lady Deborah Berewa Hospital (LDBH) was opened in December 2012 and now serves as the GGM free outpatient hospital in Lakka Village in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone.
$19,930
total raised
168
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.greatestgoalministries.org
Noprofit organization working in Sierra Leone

Organization Information

Greatest Goal Ministries USA

Location: Bellevue, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greatestgoalministries.org
Project Leader:
Carolynn (Lynn) Pelton
Executive Director
Bellevue, WA Sierra Leone

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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