Sierra Leone was in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak that started in 2013 which resulted in the deaths of almost 4 thousand in that country, and over 11,000 in the region. The impact on the economy of one of the poorest nations and regions has been devastating, and it will take years to recover.
Project 8110 supports the work of Morningstar Clinic in the city of Bo. Many people avoided visiting medical clinics and hospitals during the Ebola outbreak because of concerns of contracting the virus. Now that the Ebola crisis is over, many are seeking care, which is placing a significant burden on the clinic.
Most people there do not have access to dental care and suffer with infection and pain, resorting to DIY dentistry or seeking care from unqualified providers, resulting in trauma and increased infection and pain.
In March we returned to Bo, Sierra Leone. We had a very productive trip. We were able to observe the students in the clinic as they demonstrated their clinical skills, performing extractions and placing restorations. They will continue their training and will soon be recommended for a diploma for a Mid-level Dental Provider from theRead More
We returned to Bo, Sierra Leone in September to begin the training of the first class of students in the post-graduate program for RN’s and CHO’s (community health officers) at Every Nation College. It was a very productive training session. We conducted a full week of classroom and preclinical training of seven students; this includedRead More
We just returned from Sierra Leone. It was short but fruitful trip. We had not been there since March of 2013 because of the Ebola Crisis. It was a blessing to reconnect with our brothers and sisters who have been enduring the hardships and have been faithful to carry on the work of the ministryRead More
I am eager to return to Sierra Leone April 23, 2016. It will be so good to see and work with those at Morningstar Clinic. We also look forward to working with those individuals who will assume the training in the future. This will allow the program to expand well beyond what we could otherwiseRead More