On Location - more photos from one volunteer’s trip to Sierra Leone
The organization Women for Women of Sierra Leone (WWSL) operates a free clinic in the war-ravaged country of Sierra Leone for a two-week period twice each year. In December 2009 Hollie Noveletsky traveled with the group to provide volunteer medical services in the amputee camp in Makeni. Noveletsky, who has a Ph.D. in nursing, also is the owner of AISC member firm Novel Iron Works, Greenland, N.H. Read more about the roots of her involvement with WWSL in the February 2011 issue of Modern Steel Construction.
Below are several additional photos from her work in Sierra Leone. To learn more about the organization, visit www.wwsl-inc.org.
Residents of the amputee camp in Makeni, Sierra Leone, come to the WWSL clinic for amputees and war wounded victims for free medical care. The woman squatting in the first row (second from left) is Dr. Georgiana Johnson, founder and director of WWSL.
Medications are scarce and very expensive in Sierra Leone. The medications Noveletsky is working with here were donated and shipped from the U.S. for use at WWSL clinics where patients receive free medical care and medication. Because the clinic operates only for a two-week period twice a year, medications are dispensed in a six-month supply.
Staff and patients outside the WWSL clinic in Yele, Sierra Leone. The facility has a medical clinic, a dentistry office and a surgical unit. It also has a small hospital for recovery after surgery.
In Sierra Leone families must pay to send their children to school. WWSL built and supports a free school for the children of Yele. Here the children celebrate Chanukah. Dr. Johnson is first on the left in the second row.
In a patient treatment room at the WWSL clinic for amputees and war wounded victims in Makeni, Sierra Leone.