SPONSORS, ADVISERS AND MAIN FINANCIERS
Mr. Ibrahim Jalloh (AKA)
Main Financier of Sierra Liver Foundation Based in Sierra Leone
Mr. Rashid Conteh
Adviser Sierra Liver Foundation Based in Sierra Leone
Mr. Edward Y. Sesay
Adviser and Main Financier of Sierra Liver Foundation Based in Sierra Leone
Alhaji Alpha Tanue Jalloh
Sponsor Sierra Liver Foundation Based in Sierra Leone
SOME OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Dr. Sulaiman Lakoh
Physician Specialist and Head of Hepatitis Task Force Sierra Leone
Dr. Alhaji Sulaiman Kabba
President Sierra Leone Indigenous Traditional Healers Union
EDWARD JEFFREY BOIMA
ISATU MAMADI BOIMA
DIRECTOR GENDER AND CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS
MEDNATU BAINDU SESAY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENDER AND CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS
MR. ALIEU SOLOMON TURAY
Research Laboratory Technician
Mr. Unisa Se say National Coordinator (PRO)
Mr. Mohamed G. Koroma Director of Medical Coordination and Services
Mr. Milton Baio National Program Manager/ Sec.Gen
WARREN G. ANSUMANA
Social Work Counselor and Community Youth Rep
ADAMA KABBA Community Health Nurse
Research Lab Technician
Hepatitis Virus on Liver
Activities of Silifo (Sierra Liver Foundation) not only to address the needs of patients with liver disease and their families but also seek to promote awareness and better understanding of liver disease among health professionals and the general public. The OBJECT(S) for which the Organization was established are:-
- Focuses on Liver and other Organs’ Health Campaigns, (Kidney, Heart, Lungs) etc.
- Hepatitis and other Viral and infectious Diseases Awareness, (HIV/AIDS, Syphilis) etc.
- Advocacy and Human Rights, We deal with human right issues especially Women, Children and the youth
- Mental Health Advocacy
- Focus on Non Violence campaigns
- Community Development Programs
- Women and Children Care
- Skills Training and Youth Empowerment
- Training of Medical lab Technicians and Nurses for Research Programs,
- Deals in Pharmaceutical Drugs and Natural Products for Hepatitis and other Viral and Infectious Diseases
- Hospital Construction and operation for patients with Hepatitis and other Viral and Infectious Diseases
- Entertainment and Cultural Affairs, Film Making and Musical Promotion
- Capacity Building and Organizational Development
- Social Research and Resource Mobilization
- Health Delivery Services including HIV/AIDS sensitization, Ebola Response and Nutrition
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion
- Food Security and Poverty Alleviation
- Partnership Drive
GOVERNMENT IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION INTO HEPATITIS AWARENESS, TREATMENT AND ERADICATION
- Immediate Support for Awareness campaigns country wide
- Prevention of Viral Hepatitis,
- Strengthening surveillance,
- Expanding immunization services to high risk groups,
- Improving infection prevention control in health sector,
- Early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis by providing evidence-based,
- Quality, accessible, comprehensive health services,
- Implementation of research and innovation,
- And strengthening public and private partnerships.
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2. Acute & chronic diarrhea
3. Cancer & tumor formation
4. Atopic dermatitis
6. Rheumatoid arthritis
7. Atrophic vaginitis
10. Liver cirrhosis
Sierra Liver Foundation has organized many activities across the Country including ‘Care 4 Your Liver Campaign’ in December 2016. In July 2017, Sierra Liver Foundation in Collaboration with Ministry of Health and Sanitation, World Health Organization and National Alliance for hepatitis successfully hosted the First, Second and Third National Seminar on Hepatitis in Sierra Leone on World Hepatitis Day July 28th, 2017. 2018 and 2019. In March 2018 few weeks to the 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, we organized a ‘Health and Non-Violence School Competition’ within the Allen Community
LIVER DISEASES ARE KILLING MORE SIERRA LEONEANS EVERY YEAR BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO NOTICE.
As the largest internal organ, the liver is tied into virtually every critical process of the body. Despite its vital role in maintaining overall health, the liver is routinely ignored by the majority of Sierra Leoneans. Unfortunately dismissing the liver has dangerous consequences to quality of life and life expectancy but few understand just how high the stakes are.
There is evidence that the 11 years post-war situation in Sierra Leone is more addiction to drugs and prostitution than pre-war situation. However, there is also another specific post-conflict problems that occur, such as the relatively large number of sexually abused victims with unwanted or abandoned children still around. The Post Ebola itself caused a great harm to many people including people whose house were quarantined, Medical workers who were not using the proper Personal Protective gears. All of these people have in one way or the other got serious problems with their Liver.
Over a period of ten to fourteen years, the death rate from liver disease has risen greatly. Those directly involved in the care of liver disease patients and blood testing for various problems has seen this tragedy play out again and again in hospitals across the country. And yet there is no sense of urgency to collect or evaluate data to measure the true scope of the disease burden nor is there a sense of urgency to deal with it. The hard Alcohol abuse made by our Asian brothers (Indians) does cause liver disease however a lack of data and a persistent assumption and stigma linking liver disease with only alcohol have made it difficult to overcome both public and government apathy. Government should take note that the money spent on health and lives lost from the Alcohol consumption is far greater than tax being collected from the manufactured and sales of Alcohol in the country.
It is roughly estimated that 2 in 7 Sierra Leoneans, or nearly million people, has some form of liver disease. The most common forms of liver disease is Viral Hepatitis, fatty liver disease and liver cancer – are all on the rise which means that the increase in death rates from these diseases and their complications will continue to climb if there is no effective intervention. Some of these deaths are misinterpreted as a Black magic done to someone by another suspected person in the family or mostly women.
Liver disease does not need to be a death sentence. Effective screening, diagnostic and treatment options MUST exist for many patients with coordinated strategies, supportive government policies and financial investments in patient care and research, liver disease will continue to strike from the shadows taking lives and exacting a high toll on the nation’s health care systems. The key findings from this Note highlight missed opportunities for prevention, gaps in care and the human impact of liver disease.
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Sierra Liver Foundation is a Non-Profit charitable organization in Sierra Leone which has a focus in the health of the liver related diseases (Hepatitis) and other Viral Diseases and infectious diseases. We also deal with human right issues and focus on Non Violence campaigns. Presently based in Allen Town, Freetown, the Foundation is aimed at spreading in all part of the country to raise the awareness of a deadly but silent Killer Disease now in Sierra Leone called Hepatitis.
SiLiFo is relentlessly working towards bringing perceptible change in public awareness about hepatic diseases. With a vision to help control chronic and advanced liver diseases
Sierra Liver Foundation was borne after we have discovered that over 45% of the Sierra Leonean population inclusive Children, men and women of child bearing age are prone to a highly Killer Disease called Hepatitis as compared to other sicknesses and diseases thus by extension includes the people in the context of awareness raising, education, good health living and living condition for all. But the reality in Sierra Leone is that thousands of the above stated categories of persons are disadvantaged and living below the average living standards.
- Educate the general public and encourage practitioners regarding all aspects of prevention and treatment of liver disease.
- Support patients suffering from liver disease and all those involved in caring for them.
- Influencing people to help formulate public health measures aimed at preventing liver diseases.
- Support research into the causation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of liver.
- Promote the concept of organ donation in general and help the setting up of a liver transplantation program in particular.
Sierra Liver Foundation (Silifo) provides financial support to economically deprived liver patients. It strives to form patient support groups to bring the patient and relatives together to work on their common problems. The feeling of "not being alone" helps them to cope more efficiently with the sufferings. Sierra Liver Foundation for the past two or more years have been sending Suspected Hepatitis patients to neighboring countries especially in Dakar Senegal for Diagnoses and treatment of Liver related Diseases and other Viral and infectious diseases. Presently there are over 10 People taking treatments in Dakar Senegal and 5 in Conakry Guinea.
We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We act in good faith, deliver on our promises and commitments, and are accountable for our actions. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We have helped others with our own contributions, so we shall continue to help with whatever we get from philanthropist around the world.
We set high standards of performance and service delivery as we work toward advancing our mission. We embrace innovation and strive for quality in all that we do.
We treat everyone with dignity and promote open communication and an environment that values fairness and inclusiveness. We recognize our volunteers and staff as our most valued resources. We are passionate in our commitment to people affected by liver disease.
The Sierra Liver Foundation was created in 2015 by the a group of film makers from Sierra Image Movies and Technicians from the biggest hospitals in the country.
In Sierra Leone, West Africa, Sierra Liver Foundation is the first to fully register our organization. We are registered with the office of registrar General and Corporate Affairs Commission. Our Certificate of Incorporation No is SL070818SIERR03685 and the TIN No. is 1083709-1. We are leaders in the fight against liver disease. We advance the interests of people affected by Hepatitis and other related liver diseases through individual and team achievements.
We welcome opportunities for change, growth and collaboration. New ideas and creative solutions are encouraged, and we are willing to take calculated risks.
Silifo (Sierra Liver Foundation) plans to campaign for public health measures to prevent viral hepatitis, promote hepatitis vaccination and prevent alcoholic liver disease.
Silifo (Sierra Liver Foundation) has it members in Various Medical Training Institutions across the country. We have plans to train medical and paramedical staff in the management of liver disease by organizing clinical meetings and workshops.
Gift of Life Programme
Silifo (Sierra Liver Foundation) campaigns for organ donation programme to promote cadaveric liver transplants. Liver transplantation is an established modality of treating advanced acute and chronic liver disease.
These values guide our work as volunteers and staff of the Sierra Liver Foundation as we move towards our ultimate goal of a world without Hepatitis and other related liver diseases. By living these values every day, we offer hope to all those affected by liver disease.
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