Sierra Leone boasts one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. In addition to the prominence of female genital circumcision, in third-world countries, basic supplies such as a clean razor, plastic sheet, and cotton thread are required in order for a hospital to admit you. As a result, most women end up giving birth at home, alone, on a dirt floor.
At The Lulu Tree, this breaks our heart. We long to provide a compassionate place where vulnerable women can come give birth.
We’re delighted to announce that a birthing / medical clinic is under construction in Kamassaralie, Sierra Leone, which will not only ensure safe deliveries but will provide prenatal and postnatal check-ups for pregnant women in over 12 villages.
Upon its completion, the Sierra Leone government has committed to helping to provide staff and supplies.
Following are the details of the clinic:
(1) A birthing room
(2) A female ward
(3) A male ward
(4) WFP Room for food items
(5) HIV Room
(6) Office space
(7) Drug store
(8) A dressing room or surgical ward.
(9) Two room apartment for two nurses
(10) A hallway for patients in the same building.
The clinic (above) is nearing completion and it is our hope to open it by summer of 2019. We are still praying the Lord provides for us to build the two bedroom apartment for medical staff. He is faithful and He will do it.