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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dr. James Konteh, Sierra Leone (Part 1)

"I am only one,

But still I am one.

I cannot do everything,

But still I can do something;

And because I cannot do everything

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale


A few years ago, Nazareth House Apostolate became acquainted with Dr. James A. C. Konteh while he was working at the Kabala Government Hospital in Kabala, Sierra Leone.

A man of deep dedication, he tirelessly performed his medical duties with very little equipment or staff.

The hospital, as you can see by these photos, is limited (to say the least)
I was astonished by the lack of medical equipment & supplies. It blew me away to consider that Dr. Konteh was expected to care for the whole village, but yet without the proper tools to do his job.

I was pleased to see there was a vehicle to use as an ambulance, but like the hospital it was ill equipped, especially for first response treatment.
Nazareth House got busy collecting medical equipment for Dr. Konteh and also Kroo Bay Clinic and we will continue to do so with your help and support.
A new clinic has been built nearby in Kabala, yet,it still lacks the equipment or staffing to provide proper care.

We must deepen our aid to assist the staff in Salone hospitals. Many patients are losing their lives to illnesses that with simple treatment can be cured.
There is something wrong when a mother shares a "kitchen" table instead of a hospital bed with her child as it receives IV fluids. Pooled together, you and I, can do something about it. Let's step in and assist Nazareth House in bettering the lives of many in Sierra Leone. (More about Dr. Konteh in tomorrow's post).