News and Events

Fundraising: Our annual fundraiser will be on Saturday November 8, 2014. Details are below.






For a link to a video of our 2011 fundraising event – click here 

Below are some pictures from our past fundraising events

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Thanks to all who supported us on our first annual fundraiser!


The Mama-Pikin Foundation in the news:


David Lawrence Community Service Awards

The David Lawrence Community Service Awards are presented each year to recognize individuals and groups across the Kaiser Permanente regions who champion outstanding community benefit activities and initiatives demonstrating extraordinary efforts to improve the health of our communities.

Announcing the 2013 David Lawrence Community Service Award Winners

Fourteen individuals and four groups were recognized for their work to improve the health of communities in the United States and throughout the world.

Group Award: International Service

Mama Pikin Foundation

Dr. Shekou Sesay and Dr. Fatu Forna are a husband-wife team who founded The Mama-Pikin Foundation in 2008 to enhance, improve, and positively contribute to the health and well-being of mothers and children in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The foundation (which has since expanded with additional volunteer physicians) conducts annual medical mission trips to support four clinics, providing both free medications and medical treatment to an average of 600 patients each visit. Conditions treated during the mission trips include malaria, anemia, hypertension, gynecological infections, skin infections and minor surgical treatment of wounds and abscesses. The foundation also provides medical supplies to maternity and pediatric hospitals, and supports its four clinics with medications, training, and supplies throughout the year. This year, the foundation started a new initiative to provide basic delivery kits to all women delivering in their clinics. The delivery kits contain a bucket, a piece of soap, a blanket to wrap the baby, and a piece of plastic to use as a clean surface during delivery of the baby.


Snellville Patch Article or (PDF Version)

Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown or (PDF Version)

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