Upcoming Mission announcement

In fulfillment of our commitment to facilitate semi-annual medical missions to Sierra Leone, SLI will be returning to the Kabala Government Hospital from May 5 through May 23, 2022, on a surgical mission. During this mission, we anticipate completing 100 surgeries within 10 operating days. Read More

Surgical operations

Knowledge Transfer

Water Sanitation

In April 2016, SLI embarked on our maiden medical mission to the Kabala Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. This hospital is the only referral hospital for the then Koinadugu District whose healthcare needs are served by only two general practitioner doctors with no surgeon on staff.

The medical mission was conducted from April 7 through April 18, 2016 with activities that include conducting surgeries in direct collaboration with the hospital staff, hands on training of local medical staff on pre-operative preparation, post op recovery and donation of medical supplies & equipment to the Kabala Hospital.

The 15-man volunteer team comprised of twelve medical professionals headed by surgeons Ralph Salvagno MD and Frank Collins MD. The volunteer medical team in collaboration with resident hospital medical staff performed 72 surgeries within 5 operating days. The type of surgeries performed include but not limited to exploratory laparotomy, hernia repairs, hydrocelectomies, closed and open reduction internal fixations and subtotal thyroidectomies.


SLI facilitates semi-annual missions to Sierra Leone to conduct free surgeries and training sessions. Read More

Knowledge transfer is a critical component of every mission
to ensure continued delivery of quality healthcare
long after the mission teams have left. Read More