The health status of the people of Sierra Leone is still among the worst in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, infant and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest in the world. Infant mortality rate is 89 per 1000 live births, under-five mortality rate is 140 per 1000 live births and maternal mortality ratio is 857 per 100 000 births. However, the majority of causes of illness and death, especially of children, in Sierra Leone are preventable. Bo Children's Hospital is making a positive difference.
We are currently raising funds for a new 15 seater bus to bring patients and staff to the hospital. Our current bus is very old – with over 300 000 miles on the odometer. So far we have raised US$ 8 500 but we need another US $14 000. Please visit the donate page if you can help.