A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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23 Sep 2020

Our lives in Corona times

Sisters Hospitallers Centre in Libera told us how their lives are in Corona times. From virtual meetings to workshops to learn how to prevent COVID-19, including birthdays parties and different kind of activities. Because as the patients at St Benedict Health Centre like to sing ‘‘KUTU KUTU, JUNGA JUNGA’’ which means be strong and courageous.

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17 Sep 2020

“I do really like the humanitarian aspect of my job.”

Alexander Aryeh works as a psychiatric nurse at San Benito Menni Hospital, Sisters Hospitallers centre in Dompoase, Ghana. Since the lockdown in Ghana, his job has become more difficult but it doesn’t prevent him from visiting the children in their homes for follow-ups and to ensure their wellbeing.

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1 Jul 2020

“We all need to be strong and fight this virus together.”

Terrica Moore is a Register Nurse who works for Sisters Hospitallers in Liberia since two years ago. Although the current #andemic affecting the world, she thinks the experience with the Ebola, has made her stronger mentally, and it has learnt how to reduce anxiety.

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18 May 2020

“We are living in fear but we trust in the protection of the Lord”

Sister Felicia is a Sister Hospitaller in charge of the department for children who suffer from mental illness, in Dompoase, Ghana. She has told us how they are coping with COVID-19. For her, the most worrying thing is the fact that there is no supply of Personal Protective Equipment from the government to the hospitals and clinics in rural areas yet.

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24 Apr 2020

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day!

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day! Today Sisters Hospitallers celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Benedict Menni, a day when we remember, more than ever, his acts of hospitality. He dreamed that his “love of hospitality could fly from one part to another and make it burn in all the roundness of the earth”.

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15 Apr 2020

“I want to advise to adhere to the WHO protocols”

Sr Georgina has been a Sister Hospitaller since 1988. She graduated in nursing from Ghana University of Nurses, and she also studied religious sciences in Rome. She is in charge of St Francis Xavier Hospital in Ghana, and she worried about the well-being of the staff under her leadership; hoping, praying and putting in measures to avoid any them contracting this disease.

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10 Mar 2020

“It is difficult when they don’t accept psychological help”

Macarena Aspiunza is a psychologist who collaborates with Sisters Hospitallers. For the last four years, she has travelled regularly to Liberia to assist with psychiatric and psychotherapeutic support, accompanied by a productive and pre-work objective to improve the quality of life of the patients.

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26 Feb 2020

Visiting Ganta Leprosy

Sisters, staff and volunteers of the St Benedict Menni Center and Aita Menni Hospital visited the Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center. Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center is a facility with capacity for 150 people. It has nursing units, pharmacy, rehabilitation, crafts and prosthesis workshops. Some of the workers are people who have suffered from the disease and after rehabilitation, they were integrated into the staff.

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28 Jan 2020

“Zero Maternal Mortality Project”

Sisters Hospitallers is building a new maternity Unit in Ghana, budgeted at £882,000 because the previous facility was quite small and inadequate. It is an ambitious mission because it is the only hospital structure that exists in the whole area. In recent years the hospital has been adapting to the growing needs of society, as well as to the requirements of Ghana’s health authorities.

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18 Dec 2019

Music lessons!

Music is very important for our brain, besides being fun! As the French playwright, Victor Hugo, said: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” For this reason, one of the activities in our centre in Dompoase is learning to play the drum.

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