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Sierra Leone's Free Healthcare Initiative

Sierra Leone’s Free Healthcare Initiative

Earlier in the year when I was in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, I visited the Ola During Children’s Hospital. This is the only paediatric hospital in Sierra Leone. It is the paediatric hospital that the Welbodi Partnership is working with. The Welbodi Partnership is the charity I am raising money for by cycling to Cape […]

Freetown to Faranah – Bangs, Bees and a Boat

Leaving Freetown We had arrived in Freetown on the bustling streets of Kissy Road in the East End lined with stalls selling everything from second-hand shoes to fake Sony radios; and had navigated our way through the commercial district centred around the towering cotton tree, down along Congo Road and across the poor shanty district […]

Photos of Ola During Children's Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Photos of Ola During Children’s Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Welbodi Partnership ‘Welbodi’, meaning ‘health’ in Krio In Sierra Leone, more than one in four children die before their fifth birthday, mainly from preventable illness or disease such as malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia or malnutrition. The Welbodi Partnership is working at the Ola During Children’s Hospital along with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation with […]

Long Road to Freetown (Part 3)

Long Road to Freetown (Part 3)

And finally….the final part of the journey, from No Man’s Land to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Noises in the Night Camped in No Man’s Land, I woke numerous times in the night to a rattling sound coming from underneath the tent, which seemed to come from the left of my head one moment and then […]

Long Road to Freetown (Part 2)

This second part of the journey from Labe to Freetown, takes me from Kindia to the border with Sierra Leone, where I camped the night in No Man’s Land. The final part of the journey, from the border to Freetown, I’ll post in a third update. Sorry it’s taking so long – there are too […]

Long Road to Freetown (Part 1)

Long Road to Freetown (Part 1)

This is the first of two updates about the journey from Labe in Guinea to Freetown in Sierra Leone. This part takes me as far as Kindia, where I had a short rest before continuing across the border. Leaving Labe We left Labe late in the afternoon having gorged on a cheap lunch of rice […]