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1000-Day Campaign Kickoff Event Sticky

RHCI partners with the Sierra Leone government, the Tikonko Chiefdom and the people of the Sierra Leone to achieve the goal of healthy pregnancies, healthy children and a thriving nation.

Proceeds to support construction of a Birth Waiting Home for pregnant women making access to skilled birth attendants at all deliveries possible within the Tikonko catchment area.

Tikonko Traditional Birth Attendants Training Sticky

The Tikonko TBAs are half way through the training to certification. What a wonderful group of women!!

Infant Supplies and Birth Kits Sticky

The Methodist church women from White Bear Lake recently made 100 birth kits to be sent to Tikonko this summer. The Presbyterian Women of the Twin Cities area donated more than 50 infant kits this spring. We appreciate these donations along with the funds for shipping. These gifts truly make a difference to the women and babies in Sierra Leone. THANKS!!!!

Schools Reopen Sticky

After nearly a year delay schools reopened in Tikonko in April. This picture shows how happy the children were to be able to return to school. Thank you to First Presbyterian Church of White Bear Lake for the book bags and supplies they sent last year. These supplies were distributed in April.

Grant Proposal Submitted Sticky

Thank you to Carrie Vogelsang and Uzo Abakporo from the U of MN School of Public Health for developing and submitting a grant proposal for RHCI in May. Their leadership and hard work is much appreciated. The proposal was in response to a request for proposals from the Paul Allen Foundation.

TBA Training Sticky

The long anticipated training of the Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA's) in Tikonko will begin on July 14, 2015 and continue for 3 1/2 weeks. Using the curriculum from Midwives on Missions of Service (MOMS), thirty TBA's will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge to help the families of Tikonko Chiefdom, with an emphasis on maternal health.

Mother's Day Appeal Sticky

The Mother's Day Appeal brought in $4500 for RHCI. These funds will be used to continue to support the Community Health Center in Tikonko and to help build the Birth Waiting Home. Thank you once again to our generous donors.


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