A licensed registered nurse in the State of California and also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of two Corporations in America, Giddas Home Help Services Inc and Care and Home Registry both based in California, Isatu Timbo- Nwokedi has donated medical equipments and supplies worth $US300, 000 for some hospitals in the country.
The donations is in line with the First Lady, Sia Koroma Women in Safer Health (WISH) initiative which aims at reducing the infant and maternity rate in Sierra Leone by the provision of adequate medical equipments and facilities for women in health centers and clinics.
Medical equipments donated include electrical beds, manual and mechanized walkers, doctors and nurses uniforms, reading books for doctors and nurses, digital blood pressure cups among others.
Speaking to this press on Friday at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station, she said that some of the equipments will be donated to the Port Loko Government hospital, Mattru Jung government hospital, Rokunla hospital, Children’s hospital in Freetown and some other places.
Mrs. Timbo Nwokedi disclosed that funds used to buy the equipments came from her personally and some through her non profit making organization, New Hope Horizon Foundation based in the United States.
She reiterated that her vision is to improve the health sector in the country, prevent pregnant women and children from dying from minor diseases like Malaria and to also duplicate America in Sierra Leone.
“I will make sure that we have good clinics, pharmacies as well as good drinking water”, she said.
Mrs. Timbo- Nwokedi disclosed that she is working closely with Saddleback Church in the United States for them to help Sierra Leone like the way Saddleback Church built 300 clinics and 275 pharmacies in Rwanda.
The Registered Nurse observed that the health situation in the country needs to improve, adding that if every Sierra Leonean based in the Diaspora are doing this to the country it will create a big difference.