We are currently working very hard to raise money to construct a pediatric hospital in Sierra Leone, where children have the lowest chance in the world of living till the age of five (5), dying mostly from preventable diseases such as diarrhea, malaria or malnutrition. In 2006, Sierra Leone had the highest child mortality rate, with 207 deaths per 1000 births. This hospital is going to be built with the goal of ensuring that more children not only in Sierra Leone but in the sub-region have access to life saving health care by the construction of a well equipped hospital, fully staffed and furnished to treat not only medical cases such as Malaria, Pneumonia, Diarrhoea and Measles but life threating surgical cases such as heart defects. If you would like to make a donation you can do so by visiting their site.
Cardiac specialist for Sierra Leone
Plans are underway to bring a cardiac specialist to Freetown to help assess the possibility of setting up a fully-equipped surgery in the country, so that future cases of children with holes in the heart would be locally treated by surgical operation.
According to Adonis Aboud, when this cardiac specialist comes, it would allow us to address more cases of children with heart ailments in record time, and in a more economic way, adding that money spent flying children to Paris for heart surgeries would now be used for two or more children with such abnormalities. He noted that since the inception of ‘Pikin Bizness’ in the last five years, they have sent seven kids for heart surgery to Paris; Zogie and Abu Bakarr Jalloh, and that both were successfully returned home after their surgeries.
La Chaine De L”Espoir (the chain of hope Paris), the organization working in close collaboration with Pikin Bizness as development partner have strongly advised Adonis Aboud of Pikin Bizness to set up a cardiac surgery centre in the country, in order to ease the stress of children with cardiac problems flown to neighboring countries for heart surgery. .