OUR MISSION: TURNING SCARS INTO STARSThe Healey International Relief Foundation works to improve the quality of life of vulnerable individuals and families in Sierra Leone who have long been affected by war, Ebola and adverse socioeconomic conditions.
Through the delivery of healthcare services, clean water, food, and educational training, the Healey International Relief Foundation embraces their needs, invests in their future and increases the capacity of their communities to become self-sustaining. We seek to bring hope and empowerment to those in Sierra Leone who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.
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Sierra Leone has an under-five mortality rate of 120.4/1,000 – one of the highest rates in the world.
CAUSES OF UNDER-FIVE MORTALITY
Sierra Leone ranks 179 out of 188 on the UNDP Human Development Index and a life expectancy at birth of 51.3 years
Sierra Leone has a high maternal morality rate of 1,100 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
Sierra Leone had over 14,000 confirmed cases of Ebola and nearly 5,000 died from the virus
Sierra Leone has very few physicians with a density of only 0.02 per 1,000 patients
Sierra Leone has an infant mortality rate of 87.1/1,000 live births
52.3% of the population lives on below $2 a day
The Healey International Relief Foundation aims to decrease mortality and increase life expectancy and access to healthcare all while empowering Sierra Leonians to create self-sustaining communities.
LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS - COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTIONS - SUSTAINABLE RESULTS
The Healey International Relief Foundation can easily credit our project successes to effective partnerships. The implementation, development and sustainability are reliant upon the relationships formed with local communities in Sierra Leone and like-minded NGOs. Solid alliances allow us to develop methods of problem solving, which are supported by communities we work in, thus developing a bright future. It’s about immersing oneself and understanding the culture you are working with. Our core belief system is providing a “hand-up, not a hand-out” to our project beneficiaries. To view our past projects, click here.