After receiving some funding from the Netherlands as well as from an American visitor, we added some funds from the hospital. Dr ABD was able to get a good deal for mattresses with special (extra strong/washable) cover straight from the factory in Freetown.
On 21st of March they were delivered and 30 of the old matrasses could be replaced by new ones!|The mattresses are really a huge improvement from the old ones: hygiene can be maintained, as the cover is washable, pressure wounds will be reduced as there are no hard ends of springs pushing in the patients back.
From the remaining mattresses, the best have been selected and are used on the remaining beds. We hope to give them a similar new cover, without replacing the whole mattress, to reduce cost.
Thank you so much to those who sponsored this project!