Jahreskurzbericht für 2019

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newsletter Bintumani D-SL

november 2019

Liebe Bintumani-Freunde, 
ein ereignisreiches Jahr geht bald zu Ende. 
Anlass für uns einen kleinen Bericht zu schreiben.

Dear Bintumani friends, 
an eventful year is coming to an end. 
Reason for us to write a short report.
 
Kinderchirurgie:
Begonnen hat das Jahr 2019 mit einem weiteren kinderchirurgischen Einsatz. 
The year 2019 began with another pediatric surgical operation. 
The team,
Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb. Paediatric Surgeon Paediatric Surgeon
Dr.. Tilman Gresing. Paediatric Surgeon,
Dr. Sönke Scheunemann. Surgeon Specialist in General Surgery,
Dr.. Sarah Al Naieb. Paediatric Surgical Resident
Dr. Kathrin Ruesse. Specialist Anaesthetist Specialist Anaesthetist
Mrs. Esther Kaeufler. Nurse Anaesthetist Nurse Anaesthetist
Frau Madeleine Martin. Mitglied von Löwe für Löwe, NGO und Koordinatorin,
hat wieder ca. 100 KInder operiert und medizinisch versorgt.. 
Der Bericht im “Sierra Express Media” kann hier noch einmal nachgelesen werden:
(https://bintumani.de/bericht-in-sierra-express-media/)

Thank you very much for your great commitment!
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EDUREC:
Im April 2019 hat Bintumani D-SL das EDUREC-Labor in Freetown eingerichtet. Alle im letzten Jahr im Container angelieferten Gegenstände wurden aus dem Lager in den neuen Raum gebracht. In mehreren Workshops hat N.Hoffmann den Gebrauch der verschiedenen Lehrmittel der erneuerbaren Energie seinen Kollegen vermittelt. Weitere Gespräche zur Nutzung des vom Milton Margai College zur Verfügung gestellten Raums wurden geführt.
In April 2019 Bintumani D-SL established the EDUREC laboratory in Freetown. All items delivered to the container last year were moved from the warehouse to the new room. In several workshops, N.Hoffmann taught his colleagues how to use the various teaching materials for renewable energy. Further discussions on the use of the space provided by Milton Margai College were held
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EDUREC:
Bei einem weiteren Besuch in Freetown, im Oktober/November 2019, haben wir das erste in Sierra Leone selbstgebaute Windrad fertiggestellt! In einem 5-tägigen Workshop haben ca. 35 junge Frauen und Männer eine funktionierende Windkraftanlage gebaut. Möglich wurde das u.A. auch durch die Mitwirkung des Experten Max vom “ERNI-Windradkollektiv” (Deutschland) der aktuell in Sierra Leone ein Praktikum bei GIZ EnDev macht. Vielen Dank an Max. Die Windkraftanlage, wurde nach der Vorlage (F2) des “Erfinders” Hugh Piggott aus Schottland gebaut. Zum ersten Mal haben viele der jungen Teilnehmer eine Säge, ein Trennschleifer in der Hand gehabt, gebohrt und geschliffen um, neben der Theorie, in praktischer Arbeit ein funktionierendes Ergebnis zu erleben. Ein wunderbares Erlebnis, ein toller Erfolg. Das fertiggestellte Windrad wird im Laufe des Novembers neben der YDP- Schule (YDP=Youth Development Project) in Kissy-Town seine Arbeit verrichten. Das Windrad ergänzt dann die vorhandene Photovoltaikanlage zu einem guten Hybridsystem.

During another visit to Freetown, in October/November 2019, we completed the first self-built wind turbine in Sierra Leone! In a 5-day workshop, about 35 young men and women built a functioning wind turbine. This was made possible among other things by the participation of the expert Max from the “ERNI-Windradkollektiv” (Germany) who is currently doing an internship at GIZ EnDev in Sierra Leone. Many thanks to Max. The wind turbine was built after the model (F2) of the “inventor” Hugh Piggott from Scotland. For the first time, many of the young participants had a saw, a cut-off grinder in their hands, drilled and ground to experience a working result in practical work in addition to the theory. A wonderful experience, a great success. The completed wind turbine will be in operation during November next to the YDP school (YDP=Youth Development Project) in Kissy-Town. The wind turbine then complements the existing photovoltaic system to form a good hybrid system.
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Klin Salone:
Unser Engagement für diese Organisation ist auch im diesem Jahr fortgesetzt worden.
Nach der Neustrukturierung im letzten Jahr, mit neuer Satzung und neuen Gruppen, lag der Schwerpunkt in diesem Jahr auf die Schulung der Führungsgruppe. Eine Projektspende ermöglichte das. DieSchulung wurde im Februar/ März begonnen und dauert an. 
Die Verfolgung der Betrüger der ehemaligen Klin Salone-Führung ist langwierig und wird in Zusammenarbeit mit der Polizei (CID) in Freetown weiter betrieben. 
Ein aktuelles Problem besteht darin den heruntergewirtschafteten LKW wieder betriebsbereit zu machen um den Transport des Mülls zu den beiden Müllplätzen in der Stadt zu ermöglichen.
Dr. Ladipoh und N.Hoffmann haben mit der Bürgermeisterin von Freetown, Frau Yvonne Aki-Swyer, Gespräche zum Müllproblem, und dessen Organisation in der Stadt, geführt. 

Our commitment to this organization has continued this year.
After last year’s restructuring, with new statutes and new groups, the focus this year was on training the management group. A project donation made this possible. The training began in February/March and is continuing. 
The prosecution of the fraudsters of the former Klin Salone leadership is lengthy and will continue in cooperation with the Freetown Police (CID). 
A current problem is to make the run-down truck operational again in order to transport the garbage to the two garbage dumps in the city.
Dr. Ladipoh and N.Hoffmann had talks with the mayor of Freetown, Mrs. Yvonne Aki-Swyer, about the garbage problem and its organization in the city. 
 
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Eine Bitte:
Unser Engagement erbittet wieder Ihr/Euer Engagement!
Unsere vielen verschiedenen Aktivitäten kosten nicht nur Zeit sondern auch Geld. Wir bitten darum, in dieser Vorweihnachtszeit, neben den grossen Organisationen und Projekten, unseren kleinen Verein nicht zu vergessen. Unterstützung durch eine Geldspende würde uns sehr erfreuen und weiterhelfen. DANKE.

A request:
Our commitment asks for your commitment again!
Our many different activities cost not only time but also money. We ask you not to forget our small association in this pre-Christmas period, besides the big organizations and projects. Support through a donation would please us very much and help us further. THANK YOU.

 

Bintumani D-SL
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Vorankündigung: Die kommende Mitgliederversammlung findet Mitte Januar 2020 statt. Eine Einladung erfolgt rechtzeitig!
Advance notice: The next general meeting will take place in January 2020. 
An invitation will be sent in time!
 
With kind regards
The Board of Directors
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Wind Energy Training Nov 2019

Anzeige bei Renewables Salone (Freetown)

Wind Energy in Sierra Leone? Learn in a 5-days workshop that solar energy is not the only renewable energy source and construct your own wind turbine!

The German-Sierra Leonean association Bintumani D-SL will carry out a workshop in the wind energy sector. From November 4th until November 8th, 2019 Participants will learn how to construct a small wind turbine. The construction of the turbine is based on plans from Hugh Piggott and experts from Germany – KitRad (kitrad.org) and ERNI Kollektiv (erni-kollektiv.org).

A functional wind turbine is already in place at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (Congo Cross Campus) where the workshop will take place at the Bintumani D-SL supported EDUREC Laboratory.

The instructors of the workshop are Mr. Norbert Hoffmann (Bintumani D-SL) and Christian Wencke (ERNI Kollektiv) from Germany. Partners in Sierra Leone are:

– Milton Margai College of Education and Technology
– Light Salone Innovation
– Youth Development Project (YDP)
– Mr. Des Peters (Kenema)

Workshop participants will not only learn how to construct a functional wind turbine, but get a good basic understanding of electrical engineering.The workshop is supported by GIZ/EnDev.

We strongly encourage WOMEN with backgrounds in renewable energy or electrical engineering, to apply for the training. Please, send a short motivation letter, including your name and contact details to info@renewables-salone.info

Bericht in Sierra Express Media

Kinderchirurgen in der Presse

HomeFeaturedSierra Leone: German Doctors & Choithram Hospital Target 100 Children For Free Surgeries

Sierra Leone: German Doctors & Choithram Hospital Target 100 Children For Free Surgeries

Sierra Leone: German Doctors & Choithram Hospital Target 100 Children For Free Surgeries

A team of German pediatric surgeons in collaboration with Choithram Memorial Hospital have been conducting free surgeries in Sierra Leone on poor and needy patients below 18 years of age.   (Photo: (l-r) Dr. Tapan of Choithram Hospital; Madeleine Martin and Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb of German team)

The surgeries, done under the umbrella of Bintumani-German Sierra Leone Society, started on the 8th of February, 2019 and will run up to the 23rd of February.

So far a total of 56 surgeries have been successfully performed at the Choithram Hospital at Hill Station, Freetown, according to the team.

“On the first day, we did eight (8) surgeries and another nine on the second day,” said Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb, one of the surgeons. “One of the operations was very complicated but it was very good we did it for the patient. We are hoping to perform surgeries on up to 100 patients and we are sure of doing all of them.”

BBN Journalist Ishmail Saidu Kanu interviewing Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb

The cases dealt with so far include Hernia, Fistula repair and closure, Hypospadias, Hydrocele, Colostomy closure, Cryptorchidism and Contracture release.

When we visited the Choithram Hospital on the second day, one year eight months-old Sirah has just been operated on and she was sound asleep with both her parents by her bed. Her father said she was born with an unusually big belly button which gets bigger whenever she cries.

“When we first took her to a hospital, they told us she was suffering from Umbilical hernia and they advised us to do the operation when she is two years old. But when we heard about the team of doctors coming from Germany to perform free operations, we decided to make use of the opportunity,” said Sirah’s father.

“She has been crying a lot and we’ve had countless sleepless nights since she was born. It has not been easy for me as a mother; sometimes she would just start to cry bitterly from her sleep and I would be confused, not knowing what to do,” said the mother.

“We prayed for a successful operation when the doctors were performing the surgery early this morning. The outcome so far looks good. We can only thank God and the doctors for this free surgery. It is a big blessing and God will surely reward them for their humanitarian work.”

Mother watches over one-year-eight-months-old Sirah after hernia operation

Three-year-old Alhassan had a successful hernia surgery

Three year-old Alhassan also had a successful surgery. He was suffering from Inguinal hernia, according to the doctors.

Before she came to learn about the visiting team of German surgeons from a staff at Choithram Hospital, Alhassan’s mother said she has endured a lot and has tried almost everything, including native medicine, to cure her son.

“My son has suffered a lot. I also feel the pain as her mother. But I am happy now and I give thanks to God after a successful operation,” said the mother.

Alimamy, 11, is another successful case after undergoing Fistula repair. As a result of the way he was circumcised he urinates abnormally, with three openings to his penis.

Similarly, four year-old Elijah was diagnosed with Hypospadia sub mid-shaft. His father said it is a condition since birth, with the child’s piss hole in the wrong place.

The surgery involves closing the wrong hole and opening another one at the correct place at the tip of the penis.

“We believe it’s much better now and we thank God the abnormality has been corrected,” said the father, who learnt about the visiting team of German doctors via a notice on WhatsApp.

The doctors are examining the patients before and after operation and so far it’s all going perfectly well. All surgeries, including cost of drugs, stay in hospital and food, are totally free as patients do not have to spend anything while at the Choithram Hospital.

“We are thankful for the personal support we are getting from the doctors on the ground to help us do what we have done here,” said Dr. Ibrahim. “We decided to come to Choithram hospital because of the organization, especially the theatre and very good and competent staff. We are very satisfied with their work so far.”

In the team is Madeleine Martin, who can relate well with the patients and their parents or guardians. She is the coordinator and speaks the local language Krio satisfactorily, having lived in the small West African country for five years.

“Everything is going on well and we are happy to be here because the organization is good and the facilities at the hospital are okay,” she said.

Madeleine’s role is to contact the partners about the coming of the surgeons and to coordinate with the six partners on the type of surgeries to be done.

The patients come mostly from the capital city, Freetown and some from the provinces. The local partners (Love for Love NGO, Aberdeen Women Center, Ola During Children’s Hospital, Gila Hospital in Bo and Choithram Hospital) do pre-screening of the patients before submitting the lists to the visiting team. The team of six include an anesthesiologist and two pediatric surgeons doing most of the operations.

“We have plans to do the same for the provinces and I think next time we will go to Bo, because some of the children are coming from the provinces and not Freetown alone. We have an organization in the provinces that are looking at which kind of operation they have and how we can help them,” said Dr. Ibrahim, adding that they chose children below 18 because it’s not very far and secondly, the quality of the facilities available.

“We are sure that in Sierra Leone, general surgeons can operate adults but little children are very difficult to operate as a result of the lack of pediatric surgeons; we understand there’s only one in the country,” he said.

The German team of surgeons have been visiting Sierra Leone once annually since 2010 to perform free surgeries on poor and needy children. The team include: Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb, Dr. Tilman Gresing, Dr. Sonke Sceunemann, Dr. (Mrs.) Kathrin Ruesse, Mrs. Esther Kaeufler and Mrs. Madeleine Martin.

Sierra Leonean/German in Germany Dr. Morley Wright (brother of the late Dr. E.D.O. Wright) is part of the program but did not join the team this year.

Note: Parents granted permission to use photos of patients mentioned in this article. Faces of patients distorted for ethical reasons.

By Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk)

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Kinderchirurgen 2019

Kinderchirurgischer Einsatz 2019

Seit 2010 reisen Kinderchirurgen und andere Ärzte jährlich nach Sierra Leone, um Kinder mit unterschiedlichen Krankheiten zu operieren. Die Einsätze, die vom Bintumani D-SL Verein verantwortet werden, dauern etwa 2 Wochen . Die Anzahl der operierten Kinder nimmt von Jahre zu Jahre zu, da das Programm einen gewissen Bekanntsheitsgrad erreicht hat.

In diesem Jahr ist ein Team aus 6 Ärzten , einer Anästhesieschwester und einer Dolmetscherin/Sekretärin am 8. Februar zu einem Einsatz nach Sierra Leone gereist. 

  • Dr. Tilman Gresing , Kinderchirurg aus Lippstadt
  • Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb, Kinderchirurg aus Kassel
  • Dr.Sönke Scheunemann , Allgemeinchirurg aus Lippstadt
  • Frau Dr. Sarah Al Naieb, Assitenzärztin der Kinderchirurgie aus Hannover
  • Frau Dr. Kathrin Rüße, Arzt für Anästhesie aus Kassel
  • Frau Dr. Sophia Pee, Assistentärztin aus Kassel
  • Frau Esther Käufler, Kinderkrankenschwester aus Kassel
  • Frau Madeleine Martin Dolmetscherin/Koordinatorin

Dort werden sie im Choithram Hospital bis zum 22. Februar Operationen vornehmen. Choithram Hospital ist unser Partnerkrankenhaus für das vom Bintumani D-SL Verein organisierte Projekt.  

Die Rekrutierung der Kinder erfolgt durch unsere Kooperation mit einigen Einrichtungen nämlich das Ola During Kinderkrankenhaus (Chefärztin Dr: Bell), das Aberdeen Women’s Centre ( Dr. Lako),  Gesundheitsstation von „Löwe für Löwe“ ,ein NGO unweit von Freetown, und Dr. Lebbie, Kinderchirurg am Connaught Hospital.  Außerdem wurden Patienten direkt am Choithram Hospital angemeldet.

Insgesamt waren bereits vor der Abreise der Ärzte 80 Kinder angemeldet worden. Da weitere Patienten auch nach Ankunft der Ärzte sich melden , wird die anvisierte Anzahl von 100 Operationen erreicht . 

Vorgesehen ist auf Wunsch der dortigen Kinderärzte auch ein Fachvortrag als Ausbildungsveranstaltung im Ola During Kinderkrankenhaus.

 

Team Kinderchirurgie 2019

Das diesjährige Team besteht aus folgenden aktiven Personen:

Dr. Ibrahim Al Naieb. Paediatric Surgeon Paediatric Surgeon
Dr.. Tilman Gresing. Paediatric Surgeon,
Dr. Sönke Scheunemann. Surgeon Specialist in General Surgery,
Dr.. Sarah Al Naieb. Paediatric Surgical Resident
Dr. Kathrin Ruesse. Specialist Anaesthetist Specialist Anaesthetist
Mrs. Esther Kaeufler. Nurse Anaesthetist Nurse Anaesthetist
Frau Madeleine Martin. Mitglied von Löwe für Löwe, NGO und Koordinatorin.

Kinderchirurgischer Einsatz 2019

Auch in diesem Jahr werden unsere Ärzte in FReetown viele Kinder operieren. Der Einsatz beginnt mit dem “screening”. 
Hier der Aufruf:

PRESS RELEASE
1st Feb. 2019

FREE SURGERIES TO BE PERFORMED AT CHOITHRAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

A team of German Paediatric Surgeons, who have been visiting Sierra Leone since 2010, are planning another visit from the 8th February to 23rd February 2019 to perform various surgeries free-of-charge.

Patients, age 18 years and below, will be screened at the following centres:
-Choithram Memorial Hospital
-Aberdeen Women’s Centre (Dr. Sandra Lako);
-Ola During Children’s Hospital (Dr.Nellie Bell);
-Connaught Hospital (Dr. Aiah Lebbie) and
-Lion for Lion health facility at Waterloo village.

These institutions will screen patients and send their final lists for scrutiny and final evaluation.

Some of the patients will be referred directly to Choithram Memorial Hospital at Hill Station, Freetown, where the operations will be performed for free.

The spectrum of conditions to be treated include General Surgeries like inguinal and umbilical hernias, hypospadias, undescended testes, congenital and acquired contractures and malformations of the GI tract.

Hydrocephalus and myelomeningoceles are usually excluded.

Signed:
Choithram Memorial Hospital
Hill Station
Freetown

Betrug und Diebstahl

Wir teilen hiermit mit, dass wir uns von dem Partner “barefoot women solar engineers” getrennt haben. Grund ist der Betrug und Diebstahl von 20.000 € die uns vom BMZ für das Projekt EDUREC zur Verfügung gestellt wurden.
In den letzten Monaten waren die barefoot women auch nicht bereit alles Notwendige zu tun um die Summe wieder zu beschaffen. Im Gegenteil. Der Vorgang wurde extrem verschleiert.

Wir raten daher eine Zusammenarbeit sorgfältig zu prüfen, bzw. darauf zu verzichten. Weitere Informationen können beim Bintumani-Vorstand eingeholt werden.