Dear Friends and Supporters,
Our most recent trip was the most productive and gratifying trip in the last 13 years I have been going to Africa. Due to the Ebola situation we were not able to return to our ward at the Bo Government Hospital. Over a year ago we leased an old HIV facility for overflow patients and Paul Robinson, our facilities manager, refurbished and had it up and going as a hospital in 6 weeks. For the first time ever we had electricity and running water for the entire trip.
Our staff is extremely proud of this facility and we believe we have the nicest facility in the country.
We performed 67 procedures, 8 exams under anesthesia. Unfortunately, we had 5 women we had to send to their villages to die because they had terminal cancer of the cervix.
I produced a power point that exemplifies the August-September trip. Below we have provided 2 possible links to view the power point.
We want to thank you for your interest and support during these very trying times for the Sierra Leonean people.
Darius R. Maggi M.D.
West Africa Fistula Foundation