THIS IS MASANGA
We are a 120-bed hospital providing healthcare and clinical training in rural Sierra Leone.
THIS IS MASANGA
Meet Kelfala, a young boy who fell ill because of typhoid fever. He came in so sick that we did not think we would be able to save him. He was unconscious, his breathing was deep, and his hands and feet felt cold to the touch. We did not dare to operate him in such a state. But after receiving blood, some fluids and a strong dose of antibiotics we had a window for surgery. His changes were slim but at least there was hope.
Next to him is Amara Conteh. Amara came to Masanga almost a decade ago as a young community health officer (CHO) in training. He stayed as a CHO and studied further to become a SACHO trough the CapaCare training programme. He repaired the bowels of Kelfala that were destroyed by the typhoid and by doing so, he saved his life.
This picture is taken three weeks later when Kelfala was fit enough to leave the hospital. This story illustrates why we believe in our approach of capacity building: It will ensure good healthcare for years to come in a region where this is very necessary.
What team members have to say about Masanga.
Because of Masanga Hospital and CapaCare I am confident that one day I can run my own hospital and handle all the responsibilities that come with it.
AMARA CONTEHCAPACARE GRADUATE, WITH MASANGA SINCE 2009
What I have learned while working at Masanga Hospital is that good teamwork between the expats and local staff leads to very efficient results.
SHEKU KAMARALOGISTICS MANAGER SINCE 2018
I hope that Masanga Hospital can grow even more so that Sierra Leone can see and recognize the importance of the education given at Masanga Hospital.
DAFFLINE K. MANSARAYCAPACARE STUDENT
I want to thank the donors of Masanga Hospital for their support. I hope we can continue working together in the future, without their support it would not have been possible to operate for all these years!
KELFALA KAMARAPROGRAM DIRECTOR SINCE 2012
I enjoy being able to help the community through my work at Masanga Hospital and am looking forward to see how the hospital will grow and transform in the future.
MAXWELL M. SESAYHEAD OF LABORATORY, WITH MASANGA SINCE 2006