Transform Freetown’s “Health Sector Target One” is the reduction of maternal mortality in Freetown, as this has been a major challenge for pregnant women in Sierra Leone.

As a way to help reduce maternal mortality in Freetown, CRS and DHMT have handed over essential furniture to the Greybush PHU and also expand the facility.

The mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyer said she was pleased by this development.
“I am really pleased that on Friday 19th August, Councillor Matilda Kamara and I joined CRS and DHMT representatives at Greybush PHU for the handover of essential furniture to the Greybush PHU”.

The handing over followed the completion of an EU-funded project which included the expansion of the facility’s delivery room from one bed to two-bed capacity, the construction of a new post-natal ward with a 5-bed capacity, the raising of the perimeter wall around the facility, and the installation of a gate, digging of a borehole, and the upgrade of the existing incinerator.

“Friday’s handover of a new delivery bed, five post-natal beds, chairs, and shelves funded by CRS means that the benefit of the expansion of the new structures will be fully realized and the quality of services offered at the PHU will be further improved”.

“I am truly inspired by the hard work and dedication of the Greybush CHO Foday Ambrose Marah and his team who with very limited resources provide much-needed maternity and other healthcare services to the vulnerable communities in Greybush and surrounding communities”.

“I am thrilled that through the combined efforts of FCC, DHMT, and our partners, we can support the Greybush PHU team to more effectively deliver much-needed care to residents”.