The Welbodi Partnership supports the provision of paediatric care in Sierra Leone, where child health statistics are the worst in the world.
Welbodi is the Krio word for Health
The Ola During Children’s Hospital
We are working to support Sierra Leone’s only government paediatric hospital, the Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, which is the referral centre for sick children for the whole country and the only paediatric training facility for doctors and nurses. Currently it faces significant barriers to fulfilling this function, and often struggles to provide adequate care or training.Learn more about The Ola During Children’s Hospital
Our vision is for the children’s hospital to become a centre of excellence in healthcare for children that will disseminate much-needed paediatric expertise and hence raise standards across Sierra Leone. As well as providing high-quality care to its own patients, the children’s hospital will train medical students, general and specialist children’s doctors, and paediatric nurses, many of whom will go on to staff other health facilities across the country.Learn more about our vision
How We Work
We work closely with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and with child health experts worldwide, and have established a unique combination of local presence and international partnerships. Our main focus is on building local capacity, both of healthcare and management staff. We want to catalyse lasting change, and recognise that change is political, and will require a strong foundation of local support.Learn more about our work