Medical & Dental Outreach
The mobile medical outreach program partners with local hospitals and medical professionals in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora and other volunteers from Europe, the United States other countries. Medical professionals from every specialties and as well as are welcome to volunteer their time and resources to provide basic medical care, basic general surgical procedures for children and adults. As part of our program for the aged, we to organize free health screenings, optical screenings and provision of reading glasses. We also facilitate cataract surgical procedures in Sierra Leone. For our future medical outreach and clinic, we are in need of medical equipments and sanitary supplies. If you have any inquiries about specific items needed or our work, please contact us at the email address or the telephone number provided on our contact page.
The mobile dental clinic is basically a dental office on wheels and the key to our mobile outreach program. We take the entire staff with on the road with portable dental chairs, basic dental equipment’s instruments, supplies and other logistics on a truck/van. Dentists, dental hygienist, assistant and other staff-there is room for everyone. The mobile dental unit enable us to meet the needs of individuals who may not have transportation or access to dental offices and clinics. In Sierra Leone, there are 8 dentists for population of about 8 million people and all of these dentists are working in the capital city, Freetown. Presently, there are no dentists in other parts of the country.
With the mobile dental vehicle, we are able to deliver the following dental procedures- fissure sealants for children, basic dental fillings (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment), teeth extraction, dental health education and dental screenings. In addition, we facilitate the treatment of children with cleft lip and palates through partnerships with other charities and friends. In the not too distant future, we are planning to acquire a fully equipped mobile dental van to start our school based dentistry program in Sierra Leone. For our future dental outreach and clinic, we are in need of dental chairs, units, dental sterilizer/ autoclave, dental x-ray unit, truck, dental materials and supplies.