WCC Healthcare project

by World Changing Centre
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project

World Changing centre  healthcare project hope to commence soon after design is completed. We are still raising funds because of the budget and  your contribution will  continue to make a difference. Our team and volunteers are also  working hard  to access information by   involving the community volunteers. At the moment we are trying  to construct water well in this community to help with the building constructions. Our teustee team will  also be visiting Sierra Leone mid 2020 to start the ground work  and WCC will continue to  send project report every three months.

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WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project

 

Maximising the learning experience of the children will necessitate the provision of the complete health infrastructure. WCC will improve the quality of life of young people by improving the health and sanitation facilities and providing various educational opportunities to advance their economic prospects and qulaity of life.

 Maboikardor is one of the sixteen (16) villages combined to formed the Molambay Area located in the Western Area Rural District of Sierra Leone and, Waterloo serves as its capital for Local Government Authorities.  The entire Molambay Area where WCC work has a population of 12,000 and, 800 of these are inhabitant of Maboikardor.

This Eastern settlement has a large expanse of flat land and is interlocked with very rich inland valley swamps, making it easy for the development of large scale market gardening. This endowed resources before the outbreak of the Ebola tragedy had influenced a greater percentage of the population to be engaged in profitable self-employed agricultural activities.

As a result of the keen economic potential, these communities possess a lot of people of diverse economic interest. The populations are mostly youthful and, are determined to make a difference in their socio-economic status.  Sadly though, the socio-economic activities of these people and that of the entire country of Sierra Leone came to a halt due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in 2014. And as result of this tragedy, education came to a standstill, business crumbled as peoples movement were restricted by the government to avoid the spread of the virus during that time.  After the virus was contained in 2015/16, many of the inhabitants in the Molambay were to not able to recover their lost and are today left in abject poverty.

 

Education and healthcare, especially for women and children are of great challenge to these communities. There is only one government primary school located in one of this community about few kilometer walk from Maboikardor and the nearest Secondary School is about 7km. Pupils and students would have to trek on foot each day to and from School. This challenge has led to high rate of dropout of boys and girls from schools.  And many of the older students have gone into small scale backyard gardening to help support their families since; they cannot continue to pursue higher education because of the lack of funding.

Providing Healthcare services for these communities will bring relief for many families. Lots of money is being spent taking love ones that are sick from these villages to the nearest medical center located about 20km from Maboikardor, with its unique location that allows it to serve as the mini-capital that connects the rest of the villages in the Molambay Area. There are reports of people dying of snake bites while working on their daily agricultural activities due to lack of emergency medical aids; and pregnant women often suffer during delivery from the hands of traditional birth attendants.

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WCC Healthcare project for pregnant worken
WCC Healthcare project
WCC Healthcare project

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Sierra Leone is a West Africa country with a challenging context. The country has faced a civil war between 1991 and 2002 which collapsed their economy and health infrastructure. In 2013-2014, Sierra Leone has been one of the focus areas of the largest Ebola virus epidemic ever recorded (Figueroa, 2017). In the years prior to the outbreak the government worked to reform and update the health care infrastructure, in 2010 the Free Healthcare Initiative (FHCI) was launched by the government in conjunction with the United Nations and NGOs (Center For Public Impact, case study, April 2016). This system has helped to reduce the mortality rates in Sierra Leone and provided greater access to health care. However this system was not designed to cope with the demands that the Ebola outbreak placed on it, this outbreak caused a lag in the provision of the health care services that is was necessary for women to have (The Lancet, Witter, 2016).

 

Currently, the operating model of WCC in Sierra Leone is only restricted to advisory services. however, the WCC plan and vision includes a focus on developing the region by transforming health and sanitation standards depending on many factors, among which are:

 

1- Social mobilisation and awareness-raising around disease prevention.

2- Establishment of a healthcare centre in Sierra Leone.

3- Providing essential services for pregnant women and newborns to overcome any challenge or obstacle they face.

4- Long term plans include investment in the healthcare system infrastructure.

 

In its efforts to achieve the required objectives, WCC faces several challenges. These challenges include finding the suitable funding, building a reliable and an accessible healthcare center in the Eastern communities of Kissy and Calaba Town and ensuring accessibility and community engagement within this region.

 

Statement of Need

There is a tremendous need for accessible health care in the Eastern communities of Sierra Leone. Specifically, centers targeted to the delivery of health education and clinical care to improve the lives of the communities and to combat issues surrounding child birth and early infant care. The quantity of health services and condition of the locations where it is administered are severely lacking. Fewer than 50% of the existing health facilities have portable water or delivery kits. Only 2% of women are screened on their first prenatal visit, screening allows the medical professionals to asses the pregnancy and test for abnormalities (Koroma, et al, 2018). This is an important step in creating healthy and less risky pregnancies for the women in these communities. Neonatal mortality is highest in sub-Saharan Africa at 29 deaths per 1,000 live births in each of those regions in 2015 (WHO, country profile, 2015). Mortality among children under 5 years of age remains high in sub-Saharan Africa, with a rate of 185 deaths per 1,000 live births with most of these deaths from avoidable and curable illnesses (ibid). As part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the global maternal mortality ratio needs to be reduced to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. To achieve this target in Sierra Leone, it is important to provide pregnant women with equitable access to high quality care by skilled personnel during pregnancy and childbirth.

 

In the Kissy and Calaba Town region in Sierra Leone there currently are five medical centers, including a mental health center, a private clinic and two hospitals. The work that they do is vital to the community, however they have not been able to answer the need that is still present in these communities for a focus on pregnancy and early life and development of the children born in this area. This is where the WCC has developed the initiative for a health care center as a response to this need.

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WCC aims to construct a new health centre containing 20 beds, a kitchen, 6 toilet facilities and bathrooms using locally sourced workforce and materials. WCC has been providing training and education to pregnant women before and after delivery of newborns. This project seeks to equip the health centre with educational resources such as books and stationary, tables, chairs, blackboard as well as food and water supply to aid effective learning.

Once these facilities are established, they will be able to operate without high levels of involvement from international organizations. If you donate to the project, you can make a real difference by not only promoting better health care services and education, but also  empowering the local communities.

  • Build a 20-bed health care center and adjacent school on the land donated to WCC.
  • Use a portion of the funding to hire a construction team to build the facilities.
  • A portion of the funding going into to equipping the center with necessary medical equipment, as well as a kitchen, bathrooms beds and chars. Hire 6 health care professionals to staff the center. One doctor and 5 nurses. As well as training and equipping members of the community to work in the center and help to maintain and run it. Providing competent health care to these communities aiming at improving the health of young families, will make an impact into the cases of disease and child mortality.

In order to meet the above objectives, Kamaray FAMILY  donated 4 acres of land situate, lying and being at Maboikandoh Village, Newton, Ward C aforesaid to WCC and shall execute a deed of conveyance in favour of WCC when required to do so; WCC shall construct a primary school, health care centre for mothers and babies, football pitch, staff quarters and resource centres on the said land.Upon execution of this MoU which we have completed, WCC has also  survey the said land and the Kamaray Family through Madam Rita Kamaray who is in the porcess of executing the conveyance in favour of WCC.

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Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality, data from demographic and health surveys (2006-2016) demonstrates this (Figueroa, 2017; Sharkey, 2017; Keen, 2017). Figure 1 illustrates the Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR) in 2015 in comparison with the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) set out by the United Nations. In 2015, the number of deaths per 100,000 live births was approximately 3-fold higher than the MDG purpose. It is remarkable that in 1990 the MMR was even higher reaching 2630 deaths per 100,00 live births due to the civil war period, when there was several unattended deliveries and obstetricians were unavailable (WHO, 2015; Figueroa, 2017). Although, there was a decrease of MMR between 1990 and 2015, there is a gap between 2015 MMR and the expected rates to be achieved in 2030. Therefore, it is mandatory to act to achieve this important goal and for women and children have the best hope in health delivery and development.

WCC aims to provide children and young people in Sierra Leone with improved quality of life and access to up to date healthcare services.

Currently, the operating model of WCC in Sierra Leone is only restricted to advisory services. however, the WCC plan and vision includes a focus on developing the region by transforming health and sanitation standards depending on many factors, among which are:

 

1- Social mobilisation and awareness-raising around disease prevention.

2- Establishment of a healthcare centre in Sierra Leone.

3- Providing essential services for pregnant women and newborns to overcome any challenge or obstacle they face.

4- Long term plans include investment in the healthcare system infrastructure.

 

In its efforts to achieve the required objectives, WCC faces several challenges. These challenges include finding the suitable funding, building a reliable and an accessible healthcare center in the Eastern communities of Kissy and Calaba Town and ensuring accessibility and community engagement within this region.

 

Statement of Need

There is a tremendous need for accessible health care in the Eastern communities of Sierra Leone. Specifically, centers targeted to the delivery of health education and clinical care to improve the lives of the communities and to combat issues surrounding child birth and early infant care. The quantity of health services and condition of the locations where it is administered are severely lacking. Fewer than 50% of the existing health facilities have portable water or delivery kits. Only 2% of women are screened on their first prenatal visit, screening allows the medical professionals to asses the pregnancy and test for abnormalities (Koroma, et al, 2018). This is an important step in creating healthy and less risky pregnancies for the women in these communities. Neonatal mortality is highest in sub-Saharan Africa at 29 deaths per 1,000 live births in each of those regions in 2015 (WHO, country profile, 2015). Mortality among children under 5 years of age remains high in sub-Saharan Africa, with a rate of 185 deaths per 1,000 live births with most of these deaths from avoidable and curable illnesses (ibid). As part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the global maternal mortality ratio needs to be reduced to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. To achieve this target in Sierra Leone, it is important to provide pregnant women with equitable access to high quality care by skilled personnel during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Bernice Langley
Sierra Leone is in desperate need of water supply.
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