Mr Victor Kanu, who was the past Ambassador for Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom requested the Trustees to conduct a single medical Project in Yonibana, which took place in 2006 in The Yonibana School. Mr Kanu was associated with the Trustees over many years and had known of their experience in conducting medical Projects in places like Zambia, Malawi, India, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Russia and many other.
The Presiding President, Mr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, officially opened the medical project.
On the second day of the camp, 32 accident patients were brought to the camp site, having been picked up and thrown in the back of a lorry from the accident site. All our volunteers administered A&E procedures and stabalised the patients. These patients needed to be transported to the nearest functional hospital, which we discovered was some 90 miles away and there were NO ambulances or transport to take them. It became apparent to us all that a permanent Hospital / Clinic is needed in the area to help alleviate this dilemma going forward.
BLF in collaboration with Transammonia Foundation and the Alphasorie Trust of Sierra Leone undertook to build Yonibana Sai Hospital. BLF has been conducting medical Projects at the hospital ever since.
May 2014 saw the first medical Projects conducted in Uttrakhand, India as a result of an invitation of Major (Rtd) Jamnal and SRADHA Foundation (Society For Rural Awareness And Development In Himalayan Area) to help the 2012 flood hit areas of Mori and Purola.