Meeting the CEO of Connaught Hospital was indeed a delight. Dr. Kamara, a practicing urologist, has a deep heart for his people and has faithfully served them for many years. They are in desperate need of equipment and supplies and try their best with minimal resources. They have a hospital that has served them for upwards a century and is tired and in desperate need of replacement. He shared how he needs his staff to learn how to give care with compassion and kindness. I shared about Danny’s Heart Power presentations and he was most interested to learn more and incorporate Danny’s teaching at the hospital. Neuroscience experts do not exist in Sierra Leone. Babies with hydrocephalus and spina bifida are not surgically treated. We met one orthopedic surgeon. There are no radiologists. No advanced radiological equipment. No biomedical engineers.
We discussed areas that perhaps KBNF could participate in, including chart documentation development and we will open further discussions in the near future. Medical records and identification are an area that John also recognized needs to be addressed. Along with support from JHH members, plus our chart developments, these developments could partner together beautifully to set up their entire system. I gave him some Okanagan syrup and two basic neurology textbooks, provided by Dr. Gordon Robinson, Head of the Department of Neurology, at the University of British Columbia.