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Janet BioHope for New Mothers in Sierre Leone

"At the time of civil war, the hospital was seeing three patients a day," said Janet Bio, head midwife at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

 

These are the ingredients that are ground together to make Benny Mix.Food for the Hungry

The nutrition unit at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is an integral part of the care families receive at this institution.
 

A group of people living with HIV/AIDS gather in the Friends Unit to support one another and to learn more about living with the disease.Hope After AIDS

"I was afraid I was going to die," said Terrence* one of 63 people who come regularly to the Friends Unit of Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for group counseling sessions and antiretroviral medication.
 

Nurse Christiana explains the importance of using bed nets to prevent malaria.Malaria: Filling a Deep Need

"Nothing is sufficient," says Henrietta Emmanuel who heads up Kissy United Methodist Hospital's malaria program. The need in Sierra Leone is so great, she goes on to explain, that as soon as they receive nets or medicines they are used.
 

Children and adults come to learn how to live malaria-free lives. Malaria Treatment Saves Lives: One Family's Story

It seemed that the Turay family of four-soon to be five-was always atthe door step of local hospitals and clinics in and around Kissy, Sierra Leone.