Controlling Ebola in Sierra Leone

Medical Assistance Sierra Leone has received urgent requests for  anti-bacterial hand gel and disposable thermometers from local partners and clinics in Sierra Leone. The epilepsy project has a network of 22  clinics, supporting nearly 5,000 people with essential anti-epileptic  medication. Health workers are operating in impossible circumstances, many  without the necessary resources to protect themselves and patients. Two health  workers trained by the project, and focal points for the epilepsy clinics  in their areas (Kailahun and Kenema), died from ebola in July.
Please consider making a donation to enable us to provide essential supplies  as soon as possible. Our growing annual anti-epileptic medication bill consumes all our spare resources (we provide three of the four drugs that are  used on the national programme). We can only provide supplies for controlling  ebola that we can purchase from this appeal. Any donation, however small, will  be gratefully received and used directly for the provision of supplies to clinics for managing the spread of ebola in Sierra Leone.  Our Chair has set up a dedicated page here at:
or you can also click on one of the icon buttons on the right to donate.

‘Each One Bring One!’ Epilepsy Awareness Day 26 March

Partners in Sierra Leone are preparing for Epilepsy Awareness Day on 26 March. Also known as Purple Day, this dedicated day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of epilepsy and encourage those affected to come forward for treatment. Over 90% of those affected in Sierra Leone are still without medication.  This year the theme is ‘Each One Bring One’ : we are encouraging people to understand more about the symptoms and to think about supporting a friend, family or community member to attend one of our project clinics, which are now established across the country.

Support to Maternity Services, Lumley Government Hospital

Two cardiotocography (CTG) machines arrived in Freetown in February, shipped by MASL and donated by Warwick Hospital to Lumley Government Hospital. These machines are used in pregnancy to monitor the foetal heart as well as the contractions of the uterus. Training by midwives from Warwick Hospital on the use of the machines will take place shortly.