Posts Tagged Sierra Leone

Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Supplies Headed to Sierra Leone

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#481844475 / gettyimages.com In response to the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date, Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of urgently requested medicines and supplies to its partner Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, and anticipates additional requests. The shipment – valued at more than $337,000 wholesale – contains basic antibiotics and most importantly, personal protective equipment, such as exam and […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Top Midwifery Graduate Saves Lives in Sierra Leone

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Moms matter. Throughout the month of May, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone.  Last April, Marie T. Sheriff graduated from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone. She graduated at the top of the class of 66 midwives who were all thrilled to […]

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Women With Fistula Feel at Home at Aberdeen Women’s Centre

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An estimated 250 women will be able to receive life-changing obstetric fistula repair surgery over the next 12 months at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone – one of Direct Relief’s newest partners – with help from a recent shipment of medicines and supplies. The Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) is the only facility in the country that is […]

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Sierra Leone Midwife Graduates Equipped to Save the Lives of Mothers and Children

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Saturday was an exciting day for the midwifery graduates at the School of Midwifery in Makeni, Sierra Leone, and marked an important milestone in the West African nation’s progress toward improving maternal and child health services. The World Needs Midwives I attended the ceremony to present the Direct Relief Midwife Kits to the new graduates. It was a great celebration—and at […]

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Restoring Health to Women with Obstetric Fistula

Restoring Health to Women with Obstetric Fistula

Aberdeen Women’s Center, Freetown, April 21  We hope that Act Three never arrives. We work hard in Acts One and Two – training and equipping midwives and improving emergency obstetric care – so that mothers can experience a safe pregnancy and the health of their newborn. But at present time, we cannot draw the curtain after only two acts, and […]

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Improving Services for Obstetric Emergencies

Improving Services for Obstetric Emergencies

Lindsey Pollaczek Medical Research Center, Tonkolili and Bo Districts, April 19-20 About 15 percent of all deliveries will be complicated and will require emergency obstetric care. Many complicated cases can be managed at a lower level facility if the skilled birth attendant is trained in the management of basic emergency cases and has the tools they need to do their […]

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