Rural Health Care Initiative
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Arrival of Truck/Ambulance

Arrival of Truck/Ambulance

A Toyota Hilux truck was purchased by RHCI, funded by two generous donors. This vehicle was shipped from Gibraltar Toyota, arriving in Freetown in mid May. Future uses include RHCI related purposes such as transportation for staff and volunteers, delivery of construction items and agricultural products, and as an ambulance

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Birth Waiting Home Groundbreaking

Birth Waiting Home Groundbreaking

The long-awaited ground breaking for the Birth Waiting Home in Tikonko took place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. Participating in the ceremony were officials from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation; the Tikonko Paramount Chief Macavorie; RHCI in-country director, Manley Jongopie; along with RHCI Board Members Alice Karpeh,

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Gary and Sandra Johnson, RHCI volunteers, arrive in Tikonko

Gary and Sandra Johnson, RHCI volunteers, arrive in Tikonko

Gary and Sandra Johnson arrived in Sierra Leone at the end of April and will be living in Tikonko as they work to advance RHCI’s projects. Gary will be doing medical training at Mercy Hospital/Helping Children Worldwide in Bo, and Sandra will be volunteering with the children there. Pictured above:

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Report from Alice Karpeh in Tikonko, Sierra Leone

Report from Alice Karpeh in Tikonko, Sierra Leone

Alice arrived in Sierra Leone in early March 2016. She spent several weeks in Freetown working on administrative details for clearance of the 40 foot container of donated supplies from the port in Freetown to its permanent location on RHCI land in Tikonko. Additionally she has been in

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