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Goderich Paediatric Centre

 1 in 4 children admitted to the centre is malnourished.

Goderich Paediatric Centre

In 2002, EMERGENCY opened a Paediatric Centre within the compound of the Surgical Centre. In 2003 two new wards were added, one of them entirely dedicated to paediatric medicine.

An average of 1,300 children are treated every month at the centre. The main cases treated arecerebral malaria, severe respiratory insufficiency and acute anaemia. Malnourished children are fed with a hypercaloric and hyperproteic ready-to-use food, locally prepared with ingredients that can be easily found in the country and that are easy to preserve. EMERGENCY’s staff visit over 50 children on a daily basis.

The Paediatric Centre in Goderich is co-funded by the European UnionEU Delegation to Sierra Leone

Programme Data

Location: Goderich

Start of clinical activities: April 2002

Activities: Paediatrics, Paediatric A&E

Facilities: 2 Outpatient clinics, Ward, Reception area, Technical and auxiliary services shared with the Surgical Centre.

Bed capacity: 14

National staff: 36

Out-patients: 312,729

Patients admitted: 19,037

(Data correct as of 31 December, 2017)

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