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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14 Dec 2020

Activities, Visit & Birthdays

Sisters Hospitallers in Liberia would like to share the latest news from St Benedict Menni Health Centre. The last weeks were full of activities, visits and birthday celebrations. But most of all, they would like to share one reflection “If there is one thing we have learnt during this pandemic it’s to celebrate life and every single moment.”

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18 Nov 2020

A journey to Master of Science

Sr Anastasia is a Sister Hospitaller in the community of Dompoase. She recently finished Master in procurement and she would like to share her tough but very useful journey. “I was told beforehand by those who had a similar degree that the course is very demanding but I accepted the offer bearing this in mind. I must admit that it was indeed challenging with many assignments, research, attending lectures and a whole lot more.”

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8 Nov 2020

Mental Health Day

St Benedict Health Center joined World Mental Health Day. This year theme was ‘Mental health for all. Greater investment, greater access.’ Sisters Hospitallers centre in Liberia organised an event to meet with relatives of patients to discuss issues concerning mental health with an emphasis on this theme. A few patients made themselves available to record a video for Sisters Hospitallers sharing their opinions on their interaction with people taking into account their mental illness - and how they live independently with it.

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22 Oct 2020

Home visits & Relaxation Techniques

St Benedict Health Centre in Liberia, run by the Sisters Hospitallers, has prioritised home visits for follow-ups on patients daily to help them maintain their mental stability and to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Also, they have been encouraging patients, staff and sisters to practise relaxation techniques to decrease the stress caused by the pandemic.

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21 Oct 2020

“The hospitaller values make service to the sick a ministry”

Dr Augustine Demah-Teye Nuertey is from Ghana. He has worked at St. Francis Xavier Hospital for four years as a medical officer. Now, he has decided to make a change in his career and study gynaecology and obstetrics. Before he leaves, he wants to share his experience at Sisters Hospitallers Hospital in Assin Foso.

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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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April 2021
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