Sierra Leone is one of the countries battling high maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. The country has once been reported as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be pregnant and to give birth.
The good news is that Mercy Hospital is changing this for the better! Thank you for your amazing partnership!
In developing countries like Sierra Leone, many people live in rural areas with limited or no access to healthcare. Mercy Hospital is one of the few healthcare institutions that makes healthcare accessible and affordable to the most vulnerable populations living in the most remote areas of the country.
Most pregnant women in these remote areas struggle to have access to quality antenatal care. Thinking about this, they become so worried about their survival and the life of their babies. With limited or no knowledge and resources, they constantly worry about what to do, what to eat, and how to make sure that they give birth safely. Most have to walk on foot for over five miles to reach the nearest clinic. And even with that, they still could not afford to pay to get quality treatment for themselves and their babies.
With the intervention of Mercy Hospital, a lot has changed, as pregnant women do have the opportunity to attend the antenatal clinic which has continued to help reduce the high infant mortality rate in Sierra Leone. Mercy Hospital hosts antenatal clinics twice a week where many pregnant women and lactating mothers come to receive quality medical care.
Another recent beneficiary of Mercy Hospital’s antenatal clinic, Martha explains, “Since I got pregnant, I started attending the antenatal clinic at the Mercy Hospital. My hope and confidence increased. I became less worried. The nurses and doctors are really nice, as they always encourage us. When we get together in the morning, there are exercises that we do. They talk to us. They give us wise advice as to what to eat, and what to do and not do as pregnant women to stay healthy.”
With its primary focus on improving infant, child, and maternal health through holistic, community-focused care, Mercy Hospital treats over 10,000 people every year, regardless of their ability to pay.
"They are life savers! They took great care of me during and after my pregnancy. They gave me free quality medical treatment and they enrolled my child in the nutrition program, With the intervention of Mercy Hospital, there is hope," said Martha.
You are Saving Lives!
Because of the generosity of our faithful partners like you, the Mercy Hospital Antenatal Program cares for about 300 women and babies every year.
Thank you for saving lives!
To learn more about how you can boost Mercy Hospital's efforts in reducing the high infant and maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone, please visit: Mercy Hospital Campaign Page.
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