Bo Children's Hospital Sierra Leone

Newsletters from our hospital

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Globally, infant and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest in Sierra Leone. The major causes of illness within the country are preventable, if access to technology and medical help is available. Most deaths within the country are attributed to nutritional deficiencies, lack of access to clean water, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases, anaemia, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Modern medicine, technology and improved education can improve the quality of life. Your help is needed.

The Bo Children's Hospital Foundation is always looking for people and organizations to help participate in fund raising events for the hospital. The Foundation can assist with providing electronic donation facilities through Everyday Hero. If you know of an event or want to raise funds by holding your own event, please contact us so that we can create a donation page for you.

Rotary Club of Turramurra
Feb 2017
Report on Visit to Bo Children's Hospital
Read the report by CEOs Denise Curry and Philip Huon from their visit to BCH in Jan'17. Local community leaders are now aware that the hospital must be self-sustaining so the Bo Children’s Hospital Foundation can concentrate on upgrading the hospital equipment.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Nov 2016
November 2016 Newsletter
Sierra Leone has been declared Ebola free. The Bo Children’s Hospital continues to grow and maintain its services despite the current economic conditions. This much needed hospital has treated over 12,000 children since it opened in June 2012 with only a few mortalities.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Nov 2016
November News
In this edition: How patients gain access at BCH through the triage centre; a child who has a Malaria attack immediately after her Nursery School Graduation; different cases of patients before and after their treatments; medical nurses who are fighting hard to see that we save the lives of sick children across Sierra Leone.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Apr 2016
April 2016 Update
An update on measles treatment at the hospital. Overall, twelve cases were hospitalized in the new isolation room, two deaths were incurred due to late arrival and the use of dangerous traditional medicines prior to visit. The pictures show some of the survivors after conservative and intensive treatments.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Mar 2016
Stories from the Field
Some stories of patients recently treated at the hospital. They include life saving treatment for cerebral malaria, complicated measles in a child who was brought from a village in another District, and two cases of Spina Bifida.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Nov 2015
Gift Cards now available for Christmas
Looking for a special gift for someone that has everything? Gift cards are now available to order!
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Sep 2015
Inter Care donates much needed medical equipment
Inter Care Charity in the UK through Professor Peter Jones has donated medical equipment including medicines and hygiene materials. A lot of these items are not available in Sierra Leone and have been a great help to the staff in their day to day work.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Aug 2015
July 2015 Update
The latest update from the hospital. A very poor revenue month for BCH. Farmers (mainly subsistence) put all their seed rice to the ground. They present with their sick children with no money left to to pay their medical bills. You're left with no alternative but to manage or they die.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
Jun 2015
Isolation ward news and more
The Isolation Ward has now been completed and the opening ceremony will take place shortly, including dignitaries represented from Bo and Freetown. Work will continue to be carried out on the fit out of the laboratory and the pharmacy. We are indebted to our wonderful donors who have made this a reality.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
May 2015
Isolation ward almost complete
The response to our request for funds to build an Isolation Ward at the hospital has been excellent and work is well underway on the Isolation Ward and should be completed by the end of June.
Rotary Club of Turramurra
May 2014
Fast approaching the second year of operation
We are fast approaching the second year of operation of the Bo Children’s Hospital. During the last 18 months we have seen a steady growth in patients while significant steps have been made in transitioning the management of the hospital to the local community. In its first year (April 2012 -2013) some 2000 patients were seen and only 1 death was reported. The second year has seen a steady flow of patients attending the outpatient clinic and the 11-bed ward being fully utilised for admissions.