From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, New Hopes for Diabetic Patients
By Aruna Turay
Aug 6, 2010, 17:04

A Sierra Leonean philanthropist based in the United States of America, (USA) Madam Janet Wurie has brought new hopes for Sierra Leoneans suffering from various acute ailments including Diabetics, Hypertension and common clod by offering free medical services to patients. She is a practicing Mid Level nurse in the U SA but she said in an interview on Thursday 5th August 2010 that she has within her short stay in Sierra Leone provided free medication to over two hundred people within the Calaba Town community. She disclosed that she introduced the programme in Sierra Leone in 2004 whenever she comes home, and that since that period thousands of Sierra Leoneans from various communities have been freely assisted.

At her Calaba Town residence she confided in our reporter that it had always been her dream to use her resources to help the suffering back home.  I have been also sourcing funding from various humanitarian organizations in the USA including the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Fair Fax County Sheriff Office, Cross Link International, Home Diagnostic and Saint Peters Healing Church and these organizations have made me proud to enable me freely practice my profession to my people, she went on.

She informed that she was strongly working on modalities with her partners to construct a hospital in the country to complement governments effort in the health sector. For the time being when in town she uses her residence to assist those that come to her at any moment of the day. As you can see, my patients are treated here but with time I will get my own centre where I will treat on cost recovery basis, she disclosed. 

A patient who gave her name as Mrs. Doris Doherty confirmed that Nurse Wurie was not taking any money from them. She commended her for the wonderful gesture to them. I have been living with both Diabetics and Hypertension for over six years now but I bless God for getting treatment from Nurse Wurie, she said adding that for lack of money over the years she continued to suffer.

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