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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.

1000 Days Sticky

The first 1000 days, from a mother’s pregnancy to the child’s second birthday, make the difference between a promising future or one affected by poor health, stunted growth and little hope.  Children who are chronically malnourished suffer serious and often irreversible physical and cognitive damage.

Agriculture Project Sticky

Groundnuts, harvested from RHCI's land in Tikonko, have been dried and are ready to eat. They will be used to supplement the diet of pregnant women and young children through the Community Health Center.   

From the Tikonko Community Health Center - February 2, 2015 Sticky

On behalf of the staff in the Tikonko Health Centre, we are expressing our thanks and appreciation for the continued support of your humanitarian organization. We received the medical items supplied to our clinic and they will be used to attend the community.


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