The Calabash Broke in Rotifunk

The Calabash Broke in Rotifunk

The calabash is a treasured gourd that can serve as a decoration, a favorite kitchen tool or even as a musical instrument. In Sierra Leone the broken calabash has a second meaning. When whispered in safe company, it means another mother has died in childbirth. The whispers are used because somehow perinatal mortality is perceived as the mother’s fault and brings shame to the family. So the secrecy continues.

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Solar Light Has Come to Rotifunk

Solar Light Has Come to Rotifunk

Update:  In December 2019 work began on more solar power. Enough panels and equipment were installed to double the previous capacity. Critical areas in the hospital such as the medical supply area will stay cool more consistently, thanks to our partners in Haugesund, Norway. After 12 years of planning, Hatfield Archer Memorial Hospital is glittering like a diamond in the night and surgeries can now begin at this beautiful fully lit facility.  Man has been

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Surgery to begin at Rotifunk Hospital!

Surgery to begin at Rotifunk Hospital!

Mission of Hope is very happy to report that Rotifunk Hospital in Sierra Leone will begin performing some surgeries in early May. This is possible because of leadership of God and the Holy Spirit and wonderful support received from many of you. The primary reason for beginning surgery is to be able to perform cesarean sections when needed for the safe delivery of babies, without transporting the mother and baby for hours over very rough

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