Project information

Admissions unit for Masanga Hospital Sierra Leone

An existing derelict building will be refurbished to create a space for 6 medical beds (there are none currently); an admissions area for those who arrive at the hospital too sick to wait for out patients. and a maternity delivery suite. All the training and staff necessary to run it,

January 2011 - January 2014

Charity information: Grace's Fund for Masanga

Grace's Fund for Masanga
  • Need

    Need

    The limited health care available to the community. The dreadful death rates for children, pregnant women and the wider community; the poor levels of hygiene, as no water and very limited power.
    The building the training of staff to run it and new services they will provide should do this

    Solution

    Create the required services, in an appropriately refurbished space, with trained staff.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To refurbish the building

    Activities

    » Use a local work force to refurbish building , creating paid employment

    Success will be...visual the building will be in a usable condition


    Aim 2

    Review added value for building e.g
    Provision of water and power

    Activities

    » Assess the situation on the ground and raise the necessary funds

    Success will be...there will be power and water available


    Aim 3

    Gather a equipment needed to run the 3 areas. e.g. beds, an oxygen concentrator, a delivery bed etc

    Activities

    » Attract the right people in the UK to undertake this (2/3rd's achieved)

    Success will be...the required equipment being on site


    Aim 4

    Employ and train the staff needed to run the unit

    Activities

    » Employ staff on the ground and set up appropriate training programmes run by suitably trained volunteers

    Success will be...evident from staff on site delivering a service that is improving the care and life expectancy of the local people


    Aim 5

    Put in place an infrastructure and support small businesses local to sustain this into the future

    Activities

    » Research and development on the ground as the project develops

    Success will be.the project become self sustainable..


  • Impact

    Impact

    Improve health, improved death rates
    Increased local employment and therefore improved local economy

    Risk

    Political instability in the region - watch with care!
    Local people deciding they do not want the project -keep them engaged and informed to ensure the project is what they want and need
    Health and well being of volunteers - Training to volunteers, psychological assessments of volunteers, insurance,
    Corruption of money sent out for works- only one months money sent out at a time

    Reporting

    Donors of this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans, should they so wish

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £46,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 building rebuilding, roofing etc
      £7,500 water and power solar panel, pump and water tank
      £10,000 equipment pump prime unit with furniture and equipment
      £9,000 salaries 3 years salaries to 6 local staff to run
      £10,000 travel travel expenses for volunteers (currenlt the charity does not fund volunteers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Individual donations £8,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Masanga is in the centre of Sierra Leona, in the Tonkalili district.
    It is at the end of the road, in the jungle

    Beneficiaries

    The local population and because of Masanga's growing reputation as other projects it attracts people from all over Sierra Leone

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Simple because we have the right skill's and a passion to help these people improve their health and recover from the traumas of civil war.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    The Trustees

    There are 7 trustee's all have different and relevant skills to plan and execute this project. We then recruit and co opt others to help as needed