Currently, more than one in four Sierra Leonean children die before their fifth birthday, mainly to preventable and treatable illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. The Welbodi Partnership aims to give these children a better chance.
We have been working with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Ola During Children's Hospital, and international partners to create the Sierra Leone Institute of Child Health (SLICH). In doing so we have built a unique combination of local presence and international partnerships to support improvements in child mortality and morbidity.
We'll be updating this blog with stories about the staff and patients at ODCH and news about events and fundraising.