A Holistic Partnership: Branda Medical Clinic

Dr. Brimah Samura was born in a small village in northern Sierra Leone in 1970. His father was a pastor in the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone, and his mother was a stay-at-home mom. He has three younger siblings.

Life was simple and hard in their village. They did not have much money, but they had each other and their faith. Dr. Samura's parents taught him and his siblings the importance of hard work, education, and service to others.

When 12 years old, his parents sent Dr. Samura to live with Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Pierson, who were Wesleyan missionaries in Kamakwie. The Pierson’s were kind and loving and helped Dr. Samura graduate from secondary school and then on to study nursing at the National School of Nursing.

After graduating from nursing school, Dr. Samura returned to Kamakwie to work at the Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital. He worked as a nurse for several years, and then promoted to Matron of the hospital. He served in this position for many years and was proud to be able to help his community.

In 2017, Dr. Samura founded Branda Medical Centre with his partners, David Allen, and Annette D'souza. A non-profit organization that provides healthcare services to the people of Bombali District, Sierra Leone. They offer a wide range of services, including general eye care, outpatient consultations, inpatient care, ultrasound scanning, ECG/EKG, radiography, medicine dispensing, laboratory services, dental care, surgery, and ambulance services.
Even though Branda Medical Centre has a small team, they are passionate about providing quality healthcare to their community in Makeni and Bombali district. They are grateful for the support of their partners and donors and are committed to making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

According to Dr. Samura, Branda’s partnership with Impact a Life International in Sierra Leone has further cemented the confidence of the local community in Branda’s service delivery.

In order to break the cycle of poverty, Impact A Life Foundation aims to minister to every dimension of community need, and seeks wholeness at every level of individuals and their communities. Through Branda, ILF has been able to provide free medical care to its entire staff, school students and community members. ILF-Branda partnership has been a blessing and a vital opportunity to both organizations to Empower, Engage and Serve the communities in Sierra Leone.
Hernia kills more people than any other sickness in Africa today. Absence of drinking water, malnutrition, and harsh working conditions in African heat are the main contributor. In partnership with ILF, Branda has performed over three hundred assorted hernia and hydrocele surgeries with a 100% success rate in 2023. (Since 2016, ILF has provided over 2500 life saving surgeries in Sierra Leone.)

Dr. Samura believes that God has a plan for his life, and he is excited to see what He has in store for him. He is confident that God will continue to use him to make a difference in the world.

Get involved with ILF's partnership with Dr. Sumara and our hernia surgery initiative by supporting our Health & Wellness project.