During our monthly pop-up clinics our doctors have diagnosed some form of malnutrition in 80% of the children they see(see photos). As of the end of May, we will begin a re-feeding program for severe acute malnutrition in children under the age of five. Our staff will be trained by clinicians from Project Peanut Butter & Partners in Health.
January Pop-Up Clinic
Our January 2021 pop-up clinic has been successful, thanks to our donor David Miller and District Health Officer, Dr. Desmond Kangbai, who assisted us with the medical team. Our doctors discovered that two boys, aged 8 and 2, suffered from hernias and needed surgery in Kailahun, several hours away from home. MOH sponsored their procedures & MOH staff stayed with them overnight in the hospital. Both boys have recovered well and are happy & healthy.
Cocktails for a Cause
Miracle of Help recently held their first virtual fundraiser, “Miracle of Help Cocktails for a Cause”!
Please see our videos of our featured speakers below.
We are looking forward to holding more events in the year to come!
Paramount Chief Baion
M M Kowa
MOH has provided four scholarships to create an initial pool of staff members for the new hospital in this very remote region.
Idrissa Siaka will attend Njala University and earn a degree in Community Health & Clinical Sciences (CHO).
Nurse Margret Bassie will become a State Registered Nurse (SRN) at Eastern Polytechnic.
Mariatu Baby James will study at the School of Midwifery in Bo.
Musa Gangha, our Country Director, will be earning his Masters Degree, in Public Health at Eastern Polytechnic.
64 Fruit Trees
In 2019, the women of Ngolahun planted 64 fruit tree seedlings and have been watering and fertilizing them as part of an MOH community project. The trees have flourished under their care, and will provide fruit for the hospital staff and patients. More fruit trees are being planted around the guest house.
Our recent donation to the Ngolahun school and clinic includes 200 primary school books, 17 boxes of writing supplies, 100 pairs of shorts, 1 wheelchair and 6 pairs of crutches, assorted medical and other supplies.
Students enthusiastically thanking MOH for the school supplies, and pledging to educate themselves so that they can help their village.
Second Shipment Highlights
This shipping container, packed full of furniture, office supplies, and even a pick-up truck will be repurposed as an operating room or laboratory for the new MCHP that we are building.
Clean drinking water
MOH has dug the first of three wells for the hospital complex as well as rennovating the existing clinics water well.
Meeting with Kailahun District Health Officer
From left to right: Country Director Musa Gangha, Disctrict Health Officer Dr. Desmond Kangbai, Dr. Risa Gold, Paramount Chief Baion