To facilitate access to clear, relevant, up-to-date, life-saving health information for all clinicians, regardless of geographical location, reliable electricity supply, or technology.
Makeni Government Hospital, Sierra Leone
Bo Government Hospital, Sierra Leone
Kenema Government Hospital, Sierra Leone (opening soon)
Some books are directly donated to AHL. Others are bought by AHL for the libraries. Costs depend on the book title, and can range between around £6 to even (rarely) up to £90 per book.
Photocopying and printing costs, paper, card, sellotape, glue, mobile phone credit for the librarian etc.
Just over £100 pays a librarian's salary in Sierra Leone for one month.
It costs around £20 to ship a box of books from the UK to Sierra Leone.
Hiring a 4x4 to take books from Freetown to the libraries costs around £47 per day, plus fuel.
A locally-made book shelf costs around £67. We have also spent money on tables, chairs, desks, cupboards, standing fans, etc.
We are looking to raise an additional £24,000 to enable us to start building at Makeni and Bo Government Hospitals.