In April 2017, Saving Lives Initiatives (SLI) facilitated a return trip Sierra Leone to conduct surgeries at the Kabala Government Hospital in Kabala Town and the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown. During this mission where 70 surgeries were successfully conducted within seven operating days. The volunteer team of 15 medical personnel was headed by surgeons Dr. Frank Collins and Dr. Nadim Hawa (OB/GYN).
The medical mission was conducted between the period of March 21st through April 4th 2017. The mission was divided into two phases, the first phase was a session at the PCMH and the Anesthesia Training School in Freetown and conducted within the first 3 days of the mission from March 23rd through March 25th. The team then undertook the 5 hour journey to the town of Kabala on the March 26th to start the second phase. The second phase at the Kabala Government Hospital was conducted from March 27th through March 31st.