Aurora donates 20 hospital beds

Aurora has donated 20 hospital beds to three different hospitals in Sierra Leone. Some were donated to the Koidu Government Hospital (KGH) in Kono, but Aurora has supported several projects in that region. Others went to the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown, the main public maternity hospital, and to Aberdeen Women Center, a fistula center and a maternity hospital in Freetown.

PCMH, the main government maternity hospital was extremely happy to receive these new beds, especially since they have sidebars. They locate the beds in wards where pregnant women who have developed Eclampsia are admitted, as well as in the Ward for women who have had a Cesarean section.

Aberdeen Women Center got the bulk of the beds. They were set up in a recently built ward, soon to be opened. Aberdeen Women Center was initially established as a Fistula Center only but soon opened a Maternity Wing as well. Recently they have been scaling up the number of deliveries per month they can handle which required a new ward for new mothers and infants.

The KGH is run with support from Partners in Health. They received the beds and will transport them to the eastern part of Sierra Leone where the hospital is located. 

Deloitte Iceland supports Aurora’s projects

Aurora has had a good and successful cooperation with Deloitte Iceland over the past years. Deloitte Iceland has taken care of Aurora’s auditing and its Financial Reports as well as for the two daughter funds of Aurora, Kraumur The Music Fund and The Aurora Design Fund.

At Aurora´s recent Annual meeting Deloitte´s auditors announced to the Board of Aurora Foundation that all work related to the Financial Report for 2016 and all future auditing would be done Pro-Bono as a contribution to the great work that Aurora Foundation is undertaking. But Aurora has contributed over 7,5 million USD to projects both in Iceland and abroad, mainly in Africa, since it was created 10 years ago.

The Board of Aurora hereby wants to thank the Board of Deloitte Iceland for their generous support to Aurora´s projects in the future and is looking forward to a continous successful coperation.