Ibrahim’s Story

Education is, undoubtedly, empowering for young children.  Ibrahim is one of our residents at St. Mary’s Fatima Interim Care Center.  When asked to write his own story, his focus was on his … Read More

Emergency Flood Relief Needed in Freetown

Once again Sierra Leone is battling torrential rains with fears of impending mudslides that could bring as much devastation, if not more to poverty-ridden areas previously hit in 2017. Flash … Read More

Catholic Health Network to Be Formed in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has Catholic Hospitals and clinics throughout the country.  The mission of these facilities is to provide healthcare for the most vulnerable and needy. Recently, the Bishops Council in … Read More

Travels to Salone – Part 2

St. Mary’s Fatima ICC – Children settling in and enjoying being kids In addition to supporting clinics and hospitals, HealeyIRF supports 27 orphans by providing funds for their education, food, … Read More

Support Prenatal Care in Sierra Leone

An estimated 8 women die each day from giving birth in Sierra Leone. Most of these deaths are preventable with proper care. Quality care while pregnant, during labor and after … Read More

Travels to Salone – Part 1

Part 1 of the April 2019 Trip Update A quote by comedian Amy Poehler aptly sums up our most recent project visit to Sierra Leone, “find a group of people … Read More

A Transformational Leader

This month, we’d like to take a moment to highlight one of our most inspirational stars, Sister Okechi Bernardine Njoku.  Sister Okechi is one of the few mental health professionals … Read More

The Renovation of Ward 9

Ward 9 of Connaught Hospital was dilapidated. Nurses would fan patients by hand to keep them cool. It was one of the busiest wings in the hospital, and yet it … Read More

Stars from St. Mary’s

 It began very simply. Father Peter Konteh heard a cry outside his parish door. Upon opening the door, he saw a small child wrapped in a blanket staring up into … Read More

How Mosquito Nets Can Save Lives

This Thursday, April 25th, is World Malaria Day.  Malaria is one of, if not the most, commonly diagnosed and treated diseases in Sierra Leone. In fact, 4 out of 10 … Read More


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