Giving HOPE to the Hopeless: Snapshots from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country of rich natural beauty, but it is also one wrought by natural disasters, political instability and health crises — a country where having a safe pregnancy and raising a healthy baby is more challenging than it should be.
Health Worker Spotlight: Reaching Mothers and Babies in Sierra Leone
Banneh Daramy, a Project HOPE newborn consultant, dedicates her energy and expertise to improving health for fellow Sierra Leoneans — saving lives in a country with some of the world’s highest maternal and infant mortality rates.
Skin-to-Skin: Alternative Incubation Technique Saves Newborn Lives
Project HOPE introduces Kangaroo Mother Care to new mothers in Sierra Leone, a warming method that simulates the womb and helps premature and low weight babies survive and grow healthy — from fragile to strong.
Mother to Mother: Village Care Groups Save Lives in Sierra Leone
The maternal mortality rate is higher in Sierra Leone than anywhere else in the world: One in 17 women won’t survive pregnancy or delivery. The majority of these deaths are a result of preventable causes, exposing a critical lack of information and skilled care. The fact that most of these deaths could have been avoided is a tragedy, but it also means that all hope isn’t lost — that there’s work that can be done to save lives in the future.