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on 19 March 2010, Michele
work Zoe, especially the obstetric emergency drills, so potentially
life-saving. How long will you be working there? Have you a problem with malaria?
on 19 March 2010
, Kate wrote:
like you are doing great work Zoe. I am a UK midwife helping to set up the
birth centre in Aberdeen, Freetown. Different and similar problems to the rural
setting! I find the training and working along side nationals the most exciting
for the future. Keep up the good work.
on 26 March 2010,
Thanks for this great blog! I'm only in my first year of training, but working abroad in places like Sierra Leone is the whole reason I want to be a midwife. Reading about the experiences of others is so helpful and interesting so keep the blogs coming!
on 4 April 2010
Great work Zoe, Hope to see you in December.
You shared your experience with us in 2009.
on 13 April 2010
, Helen wrote:
to hear all your news Zoe. Everyone at Health Poverty Action sends their best
on 13 April 2010
My name is Sarah Bush (now Senbeto) and I worked in Sierra Leone from 2002 until 2004 for Medecins Sans Frontieres, with my husband Mesfin who was the surgeon. My first year was in the hospital in Magburaka setting up the maternity ward there. I have also worked in Makeni and Kambia hospital. I think I have probably met many of the staff that you are working with now. My second year was working for a safe motherhood project in 15 clinics. I am really happy that a new midwifery school has opened, as when I was there was hardly any trained staff.
The reason I am writing is that a woman has been in touch with me who wants to donate some things to Sierra Leone (I think it is a church thing.) She has been involved with Sierra Leone for many years. She has asked me what would be useful. I thought of the midwifery school and the clinics. This is what I would like to ask you really as you are there. I thought of textbooks for the midwives, and general teaching aids. Have you got any ideas?
I know in Magburaka (I don't know if it is still there) MSF set up a safe house/shelter where women from the villages could stay, if they were a high risk pregnancy, so that they could be close to the hospital near delivery time. Could one of those be built somewhere close to one of the main hospitals?
Anyway Zoe please let me know if you have any ideas.
Thanks Sarah x
on 17 April 2010
Thanks for your good job especially with so many difficulties and differences. Keep up the good job.
on 28 August 2010
want to thank you for your good work in Sierra Leone, take some pictures and
come and share your experiences with us at Kings NBC. Keep safe and good luck.