About the mama-pikin foundation

Who We Are

A non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the health of women, children and families, in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Our mission

Improve the health of women, children, and families in Sierra Leone.

The Mama-Pikin Foundation (MPF) is an organization whose mission is to improve the health of women, children, and families in Sierra Leone. We work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to support training programs and strengthen quality of care in health facilities across districts. MPF also provides direct support to women, children, and families in communities and government health facilities. 

The foundation is registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone. It is also registered as a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, charitable foundation with the US Internal Revenue Service. All donations to the Mama-Pikin Foundation are tax-deductible in the US.

Our core competencies.

We offer comprehensive support to pregnant women and children, ensuring they receive the necessary care and resources for a healthy pregnancy and early childhood.

We collaborate with health facilities to enhance the quality of care provided to mothers and children

We design and implement targeted programs aimed at improving maternal and child health outcomes.

We develop and manage research programs dedicated to advancing maternal and child health.

We conduct extensive training programs for health personnel, equipping them with the latest knowledge and skills in maternal and child health

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Board of Directors

Our cofounders

Our organization was founded in 2008 by a Sierra Leonean-American husband & wife team who were physicians (Pediatrician and Obstetrician - Gynecologist) living and practicing in the USA.

In 2008, we founded the Mama-Pikin Foundation to help improve the health of women, children, and families in Sierra Leone. What started as a small organization with just the two of us providing care to patients in rural clinics and collecting unused medical supplies to support clinics and hospitals has now grown to an organization that is making change at a local and national level to improve health for women, children, and families. In 2024, we have grown to 16 staff members and have a presence in 6 districts in Sierra Leone.

We are continuing our work at community level to support patients and clinics, but we are also working at a national level to support the Ministry of Health to train the first ever Obstetrician-Gynecologists and Pediatricians for the country. In 2023, the first 3 Pediatricians ever trained in Sierra Leone graduated from the residency training program! We are continuing our work in research, training and policy development to improve maternal and child health, and we look forward to continued growth in our service of women, children and families in Sierra Leone.

~Dr. Shekou Sesay & Dr. Fatu Forna Sesay

Our partners from all over the world.

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