One year old Moserray was recently brought to Mercy Hospital recently by his extremely concerned mother and father. The Mercy staff quickly observed that Moserray was extremely malnourished and admitted for evaluation and treatment. In addition to malnutrition, Moserray was diagnosed with malaria. He had a high fever and difficulty breathing.
The staff treated Moserray for malaria and referred him to the Government Hospital, where he will receive more intensive care for the malnutrition than Mercy can provide. The government hospital often runs out of critical medicines, so Mercy will ensure the family has everything their child needs to heal.
Isatu is 30 weeks pregnant and enrolled in Mercy Hospital's prenatal program. During a routine check she was found to be extremely anemic, a problem for anyone but especially dangerous for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Isatu was treated for the anemia and is now feeling much better.
“I appreciate the maternity unit for their help with my problem. I want to thank God for their efforts in saving my life," Isatu says. She successfully delivered her first child at Mercy and trusts the staff to take good care of her and her baby.
Mercy Hospital is excited to welcome two new staff members to the team, Midwife Ann-Marie Waltina Allen and Laundress Aminata Turay.
Mercy's new midwife, Ann-Marie Waltina Allen, has fourteen years of nursing experience. Ann-Marie was a State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN) before becoming a State Certified Midwife (SCM.) She recently moved to Bo to care for her bed-ridden mother-in-law because no other family was able to take care of her. Ann-Marie says she chose to work at Mercy because of the hospital's reputation. “I have heard about Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and of course I also worked for Mercy Ships so the name was very interesting to me," she says. "I also know it's an organization that cares for people in a godly way so I was interested to work there for that mission. Ann-Marie is really looking forward to opportunities for growth at Mercy. "I am so excited to be here at Mercy. I like having a job and keeping busy. I want to improve myself in the long run!"
Aminata Turay has been hired as a laundress, an essential position at Mercy. "My job is important because without clean sheets the hospital would not be nice," Aminata says proudly. "It would be very smelly and the sickness would be a problem." She is grateful for the opportunity to work at Mercy. "I like my job because they help me and my family. I tell God thank you and I am glad that I am able to do this job. They treat me very well, like family, and I don’t have a problem."
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