The harsh reality of giving birth in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where ten women die from giving birth each day, will be brought to life when a Christian Aid worker shares stories from the frontline of maternal health in her country.
The country’s Senior Programme Officer for Health Projects, Joanna Tom-Kargbo, herself a trained nurse, will speak at events in Dorset during March to share how Christian Aid supporters are delivering hope to mothers and babies through a programme to make childbirth safer.
Joanna is speaking at over 20 events in a whirlwind tour of the South West to share with supporters how health clinics, training and improved hygiene are saving lives in a country where one in nine children don’t live to see their fifth birthday and ten per cent of health workers were killed by Ebola.
Joanna said, “I am looking forward to meeting supporters in Dorset to share with them how their contributions are making such a difference.
“It is inspiring for me to go out to rural communities and see how, as a result of Christian Aid support, villages are taking charge of the changes they need to see and showing other communities what can be done. Together we are rebuilding health centres and improving hygiene and medical training.”
Do join us and come along to hear Joanna speak at one of the following locations:
The Coach House, Mapperton House, West Dorset, DT8 3NR at 7pm on Friday 15th March
St Michael’s Church, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 7AB at 10.30am on Saturday 16th March.
For more details about the events contact 023 8070 6969