By Jonathan HINDOLO Kurabu Esq.
Five (5) Chiefdoms in Kailahun District namely: Peje Bongra, Peje West, Upper Bambara, Jawia and Yawie will in February 2024 benefit from a free mobile clinic services courtesy of Movement Towards Peace and Development Agency Sierra Leone (MOPADA SL) in partnership with specialist German doctors.
The project tilted: “Enhancing Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Population in Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone” has a lifespan of three years and also has a component to train Sierra Leonean Health practitioners resident in all 16 Peripheral Health Units from the listed beneficiary chiefdoms in Kailahun District.
Accordingly, the project seeks among plethora of positives to provide free healthcare services to Pregnant women, Physically challenged persons, Children under 5, among many others.
The Executive Director of MOPADA SL, Patrick Momoh, stressed the importance of providing affordable and accessible healthcare services to vulnerable and marginalized people in Kailahun district.
He commended the German Doctors for accepting to be of help to the beneficiaries and appealed to the stakeholders and beneficiaries present to make judicious use of the available services.
He pledged MOPADA’s unwavering support to alleviating all forms of poverty and to provide the needed support to the people of Kailahun District.
Health Project Officer, German Doctors, Anja Bujak showered profuse thanks and appreciation on the Executive of MOPADA SL for prioritizing the healthcare services of the people of Kailahun District amid inherent challenges in the healthcare delivery and pledged to offer their utmost best to boost the healthcare services in Kailahun District.
Medical Superintendent, Kailahun Government Hospital, Dr. Jowo Aberdeen on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Healthcare Professionals in Kailahun District expressed gratitude to the Management and staff of MOPADA SL and promised to fully cooperate with the visiting delegation added that they themselves have a lot to benefit from the German Doctors throughout the subsistence of the Project.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Princess H. Momoh, District Health Sister 1, Kailahun District.
Paramount Chief, Pejeh Bongre Chiefdom, Kailahun District, PC Henry H. Baion ,on behalf of colleague paramount Chiefs and beneficiary chiefdoms, thanked MOPADA SL and the German Doctors for the opportunity and promised to tap positively into the positives of the project.
Beneficiaries present lauded the implementing partner and donors and also promised to grab and make prudent use of the mobile clinic services.