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News – SSLDF
Back to School 2020-2021

Back to School 2020-2021

The 2019/2020 academic year commenced on Tuesday 18th September 2019 and ended on the 31st March 2020. The short on the academic year was due to the Coronavirus which prevented schools from the third term. There are two hundred and forty (240) students in total, nine (9) teachers, and 2 junior staff (cleaners) Pupils in […]

Budgeting for NGO.

Budgeting for NGO.

Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization based in the northern part of Sierra Leone, Makeni city. Founded in 2006, by a German Philanthropist called Harald Pfeiffer; with a mission and a vision aimed at helping the needy attaining sustainable healthcare, education, and relief, it has been in full operations to date. With core […]

Testing for Malaria

Testing for Malaria

Malaria is a major public health concern worldwide causing around 228 million infections and approximately 405 thousand deaths in the year 2018(WHO). About 91% of malaria-related deaths are in Africa with 86% of victims have been children under the ages of five years. Despite frantic efforts to eradicate the disease about 87% of the world […]

Maternal Death on the Rise

Maternal Death on the Rise

For many Sierra Leoneans, the COVID -19 outbreak has brought back memories of Ebola, especially among pregnant women, about visiting the hospital. The race is on to protect these women and as well prevent maternal deaths from increasing like how it happened during the Ebola crisis. Pregnant women do not appear to become unwell than […]

Meet a Member of our Staff

Meet a Member of our Staff

Meet the Pediatric Ward nurse in charge Mariama Hemore. Mariama is a state registered nurse (SRN) and State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN) with 12 years of experience in her field; she is in charge of the Pediatric ward in Magbenteh Community Hospital. Inside the pediatric ward, Mariama deals, on daily basis, with cases of severe […]

SSLDF Founder Activities

SSLDF Founder Activities

SSLDF founder, Mr. Harald Pfeiffer annual visit began in January of this year he has been staying in Magbenteh for the last 6 months. During this time, Mr. Pfeiffer focused on strengthening the hospital staff’s morals during the tough times of COVID 19. He also helped support the managerial process.  Due to the low attendance […]

Crowdfunding Humanitarian: Mireia Villen Llexia

Crowdfunding Humanitarian: Mireia Villen Llexia

Ms. Mireia worked in Sierra leone in 2015, as an Ebola scientist for public health England, then she volunteered at Magbenteh Community Hospital as a laboratory consultant. Her work gave her visibility to the devastating mortality rate in children and pregnant women which she never forgets. “I do remember very well the way people live […]

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

As of June 15, 2020. A total of 1,176 confirmed cases are affected by the COVID-19 Virus resulting in 51 deaths. The total recovered cases stand at 683 people. Recent evidence however shows that spread of the COVID-19 is adversely affecting access to and utilization of essential health services. Routine data from Health Management Information […]

Meet a Member of our Staff

Meet a Member of our Staff

Meet Maternity ward Midwife, Zoe Domah Sirleaf. Zoe joined MCH team in March 2020. She comes from the neigbor country of Liberia and is certified in Nursing in Midwifery from Tubman National Institute of medication, Monrovia. She has more than 16 years of experience in her field with an innate communication and observation skills; she […]

MCBS: GoFundMe Donation Campaign

MCBS: GoFundMe Donation Campaign

Sakoma SL_Spain, a partner of SSLDF, has launched an online fundraising campaign in April 29th, 2020 on the website gofundme.com, with a goal of 1,100 € to cover the cost of 40 bags of rice to be sent to MCBS students foster homes to guarantee the livelihood of the children who attend school and their […]