Once the premier hospital in Sierra Leone, Rotifunk Hospital (re-dedicated as the Hatfield Archer Memorial Hospital in 2014) now struggles to care for the residents of the area with limited resources. Located on 11 acres of land, the hospital has a campus of 12 buildings. The hospital serves 145,000 people in the Moyamba District, where the top health problems are tuberculosis, malaria, dysentery, complications from childbirth, and lower respiratory problems.
In 2004, Haugesund Rotifunk of Norway learned of the hospital’s need and took on the enormous project of rebuilding the hospital campus that had been nearly destroyed in the 1991-2002 civil war. Mission of Hope: Rotifunk Hospital began in 2013 following a visit to Wrightsville Beach by Bishop Yambasu from Sierra Leone. After hearing about the dire need in Rotifunk, the church accepted the call to re-establish and support the Rotifunk Hospital. Since then, Mission of Hope: Rotifunk Hospital has become a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (your contributions are 100% tax deductible) and works in partnership with Haugesund Rotifunk, The North Carolina and Sierra Leone Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and other faith-based and civic groups in a global partnership to bring relief to this impoverished region.
Our mission is helping Hatfield Archer Memorial Hospital (HAMH) in Rotifunk to become a fully functioning, self-sustaining hospital and community health center. We’re striving to provide health education outreach and improved sanitation to help future generations break the cycle of disease and poverty in the Moyamba District of Sierra Leone, one of the poorest areas in the world.
But there’s so much more help needed to raise their health and economic standards of living. Make our mission your mission. Please consider a 100% tax deductible donation or click here to see how you can help.
Moshen Musa Lumeh is an extremely valuable member of our hospital team at Rotifunk. Born into a large family in 1991, he was taken to Liberia by his mother due to the outbreak of the violent civil war; only returning to Sierra Leone in 2003. He attended elementary school in Liberia, and then secondary schools in Bo and Kenema. He sat for the West Africa exams in 2010 and 2012 in order to enroll in medical school, but family illness then required him to enroll in a physician assistant program from which he graduated with distinction in 2015 and was certified as a tropical physician assistant.
Lumeh is one of the finest, dedicated, and driven young men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I am pleased to call him my friend, and know that he always has the health of his people and the efficient operation of the hospital in his heart. We wish him a long and fulfilling career at HAMH and delight in seeing him grow and take on even more challenges.
Tommy”, Mohamed-Mousa-Tommy, is the surgical officer at Rotifunk Hospital. He is 34 years old and originally from Eastern Sierra Leone near the Liberian border. He is married and has a 3 year old daughter. Tommy holds a postgraduate diploma in general surgery and advanced gynecology. Dr. Tommy has successfully performed many surgeries at Rotifunk since his hire in November 2019 and delivered many new babies, including Cesarian section deliveries.
Tommy’s great character includes being an extremely disciplined individual, and showing kindness and friendship to all. At Rotifunk Hospital he is in charge of the successful Madonna Project, his favorite program, for which he displays great passion and enthusiasm, along with many other responsibilities.
We at Mission of Hope are delighted with his presence and exceptional skills and look forward to a long-term relationship with Dr. Tommy.
Rotifunk’s Hospital’s newest staff addition is Dr. Augustine Nyuma Bundor, who joined us in July 2020. Dr. Bundor grew up on the eastern side of Sierra Leone alongside its border with Guinea. He was born in 1986 and comes from a large family, with 11 siblings. His primary schooling was in Guinea as a refugee from the civil war. Junior and secondary schooling took place in Freetown, and he learned residential electrical work at the LMK Engineering Enterprise before attending medical school at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAS) at the University of Sierra Leone.
—contributed by Ivan White
— Psalm 57:1