By Mohamed Bakarr Kamara
The Young Health Pioneers (YHEP) on 19th February 2020, have given a facelift to the annex ward at the Bo Government Hospital by repairing the ceiling which was described by many as “a death trap” at Bo Government Hospital, Southern Province, Sierra Leone.
This interior decoration came as result of the founder Daniel Dumere visiting the Bo Government Hospital and noticing that the wards were not separated and there was no privacy when nurses were attending to patients in addition to lack of fans in the nurses’ deck.
Young Health (YHeP), was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization established in 2016, with the aim of resolving healthcare disparities in underdeveloped countries like Asia and Africa and empowering local healthcare practitioners and design programs that will help communities improve their health standards; by facilitating development for easy access to quality healthcare.
The founder of YHeP Daniel Dumere said their aim is to transform healthcare in deprived communities and empower the local nurses and doctors. He noted that they would continue to support the health sector in the country by strengthening medical practitioners and by providing quality treatment to patients.
He further disclosed that with more support from the government and other organizations, healthcare disparities would be addressed, adding that his organization would strive in transforming the health sector and empower local nurses and doctors with the right training and equipment.
He noted that such gestures would be extended to other hospitals across the country and that they continue supporting underserved countries in Africa and Asia. He revealed that in future the organization would be establishing a 100 bed hospital that would train nurses and doctors in providing quality healthcare for Sierra Leoneans.
It could be recalled that in 2016 the Young Heath Pioneers provided an ambulance for the Kabala Government Hospital and renovated the theater.
Esther Jabbie who is the Matron at Bo Government Hospital described the ceiling as a death trap for the patients because the ceiling had literally fallen apart exposing naked electric cables which pose threat to patients in the ward.
The day’s session was climaxed by jogging exercise and a presentation of medical books to Njala University to facilitate learning.