Wellbody Alliance

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Wellbody Alliance
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Founded September 2006
Headquarters
  • Wayne, PA
Website http://www.wellbodyalliance.org/

Wellbody Alliance (formerly Global Action Foundation) is a non-profit organization that delivers free, high-quality health care to Sierra Leone’s amputated civilians, operates a primary care clinic in Kono District, Sierra Leone, and manages several community-based healthcare programs for HIV patients, pregnant women and children in the region. It was founded in 2006 and works closely with its implementing Sierra Leone NGO, Wellbodi Alliance.

Kono clinic[edit]

The Kono Clinic is a fully functioning primary care clinic in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, six hours east of Freetown. It provides free medical care to civilian amputees, HIV patients, pregnant women, children under 5 and the destitute, and affordable care for Kono's population. The clinic opened on January 20, 2008, and as of December 2011, is logging over 20,000 patient visits per year.[1][2]

Media coverage[edit]

  • In February 2008, Global Action Foundation's Executive Director, Dr. Dan Kelly, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer's article, "Healing the Horror".[3]
  • In November 2008, Co-founder Dr. Mohamed Barrie and the Foundation's Kono Clinic, was featured in BBC News Panorama's "Addicted to Aid" Series, produced by Sorious Samura.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wellbody's Impact in 2011". 
  2. ^ "Opening of Free Medical Clinic in Kono, Sierra Leone". Angels in Medicine. 2008-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Healing the horror". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Addicted to Aid". BBC News Panorama. 2008-11-21. 

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