Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy birthday Sierra Leone - and happy birthday free healthcare!

Believe it or not, it was one year ago that the Government of Sierra Leone launched a new free healthcare initiative for pregnant and lactating women and children under five. This photo essay in the Guardian shows some of the patients and health facilities that have benefited from this policy.

This week also marks Sierra Leone's 50th anniversary of independence. As the country honors this occasion with reflection, patriotism, and lots of celebration, we at Welbodi celebrate along with Mama Salone, and hope that the next 50 years will bring continuing improvements in the lives of her many children, young and old.

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