Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives
Message from Dr. Paul Allwood at the October 29, 2017 Event

Message from Dr. Paul Allwood at the October 29, 2017 Event

Good evening everyone, it’s an honor to bring you greetings from Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Sophia and I are happy to be back with you and we congratulate RHCI for your success creating an international community of public health practice to improve health care for the people of Sierra

Read More
Pictures from “Opening the Doors”  October 29, 2017

Pictures from “Opening the Doors” October 29, 2017

Here’s a gallery of pictures from our Open the Doors Celebration in October. It features Duniya Drum and Dance and all the wonderful people who came out to support our work. It was a colorful and wonderful event to raise money so we could get the Birth Waiting

Read More
Pictures from Tikonko Fall 2017

Pictures from Tikonko Fall 2017

Here is a gallery of pictures from our work this fall in Tikonko Sierra Leone. The gallery includes pictures of the birth waiting home and new parents with their babies! Make sure to check back often as we’ll be adding more galleries featuring the people and the places

Read More
“Opening the Doors” Celebration Successful

“Opening the Doors” Celebration Successful

With Duniya Drum and Dance entertaining the crowd and getting everyone to dance, the Dinner Event was off to a lively start on October 29th at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. More than 220 RHCI supporters attended and the goal of raising $24,000 to operate the Birth Waiting

Read More
5th Annual Boynton Bowling for RHCI

5th Annual Boynton Bowling for RHCI

On a hot summer night in August 2017, more than 50 people gathered at Elsie’s Bowling in NE Minneapolis to have fun and bowl to support RHCI. With scores ranging from very low to quite respectably high, the bowlers were organized in teams and many wore costumes or

Read More
Dr. Johnson’s work in Sierra Leone

Dr. Johnson’s work in Sierra Leone

This post provides additional information from Dr. Gary Johnson  regarding his experiences in Tikonko during his extended stay, living there in 2016-17. See his bio on the Our Team page.
While in Tikonko last year, Gary was able to follow the building of RHCI’s birth waiting home (BWH) from

Read More
Infant kits donated by Presbyterian and Methodist Women in Minnesota

Infant kits donated by Presbyterian and Methodist Women in Minnesota

Over the past three years, Minnesota women, from the Presbyterian and Methodist churches have created baby kits and post-partum kits to ship to Tikonko Chiefdom in Sierra Leone.  More than 300 kits have been shipped by barrels to be distributed at three Maternal health posts in Tikonko, Kassama and

Read More
RHCI assists huge bed net campaign in Sierra Leone

RHCI assists huge bed net campaign in Sierra Leone

RHCI’s Outreach Coordinator, Mohammed Kabba, participated in the Sierra Leone Country-wide campaign using the RHCI Motorbike to distribute bed nets, plus albendazole for deworming and Vitamin A to prevent blindness to every family in the Tikonko Catchment area. 
The campaign lasted from May 26 to June 10th. Mr.

Read More
New Technology Introduced to Tikonko Farmers

New Technology Introduced to Tikonko Farmers

PICS Bags and a Groundnut Grinder were two new improvements introduced to the Tikonko farmers by Dr. Gary Johnson while he was still living in Tikonko in early 2017.
The PICS Bags, or Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags, were suggested by agronomist Steve Clarke, retired from U of MN. These

Read More
Vegetables and Fruit Trees on RHCI’s land

Vegetables and Fruit Trees on RHCI’s land

Under the direction of Mr. Sonny Vandi, a huge vegetable garden has been planted on the RHCI land next to the Birth Waiting Home. In addition, fruit trees, including mango, orange, banana, plantain and coconut trees have been planted and will provide healthy food in several years.
The long term

Read More