Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality and child mortality rates in the world. The Mama-Pikin Foundation was founded because of this.
We provide transportation assistance so women don’t have to walk many miles when in labor. We also distribute a delivery bucket to every woman who delivers a baby at our supported clinics. Each bucket contains a sheet of plastic to provide a clean surface area for delivery, a Lappa (cloth) to wrap the baby, and soap.
115 families were assisted with food, clothing, and relocation expenses. 30 mattresses for families sleeping on the floor in one of the school shelters and purchased pots, pans, and other cooking utensils for one of the community shelters. We will continue to work to support affected families.
We purchased bleach, soap, gloves and other necessary supplies for our clinics. In addition to supplies, we conducted trainings for all the health workers at our clinics to help deal with the outbreak as well as community sensitization and education sessions to help decrease stigma and fear so that community members know how to protect themselves and their family from the disease.
The Mama-Pikin Foundation will now be supporting Kondembaia clinic in Koinadugu district!Read More
20 American physicians traveled to Sierra Leone on a medical mission trip and to exchange ideas.Read More