Women and children are dying completely avoidable deaths. In 2015 it was estimated that 120 out of 1,000 children would not reach their fifth birthday. Sierra Leone has the worst record for mothers dying in the world, with 1,360 out of 100,000 mothers dying due to wholly avoidable and treatable complications. The Sierra Leone government is making plans to address this, but needs the kind of expert help and resources that Welbodi Partnership can provide to improve this situation.
This project will enable our clinical teams to do more of their vital work at the largest children's and maternity hospitals in Sierra Leone. This includes training and mentoring local doctors and nurses, working with them to identify problems and address the issues, provide much needed clinical equipment, and continue to offer the Sierra Leone government expert advice. They also work in the community, offering mothers information about how to keep their families healthy, and how to seek help.
The training and mentoring we provide enables Sierra Leonean doctors and nurses to become better at their jobs, more able to diagnose and treat the preventable problems claiming so many lives. Our work to improve hospital systems will ensure that families get the affordable health service that they need, with limited resources effectively applied. Our work with mothers means that they have better knowledge about how to maintain their families' health, and how to get help when they need it.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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