Legacy

Wouter Nolet lost his life serving humanity and helping change for the better the healthcare system in Sierra Leone.

Two functions

As tropical doctor Wouter was first of all physician and trainer. His commitment to the welfare of people was intense and dedicated.

Besides that he was coordinator of the STP training and worked together with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Freetown to add a 2-year basic education to the original 3-year STP training. This basic education will be enrolled in the curriculum of the Makeni School of Clinical Sciences (MSCS), a governmental institution for tertiair education of nurses and midwives. The advantage of the integration will be that graduates will be awarded with a Bachelor’s degree and are better assured of an employment in the (governmental) hospitals.

Wouter passed away on November 23, 2019 at the age of 32 due to the fatal consequences of the Lassa virus that he contracted during his work as physician/surgeon at the Masanga hospital in Sierra Leone. He worked as he lived, with passion for the well-being of others. Wouter lost his life providing life-saving support for those most in need.

With the Scholarship Fund we will take him with us into the future. It will remind us of the way he was providing care and welfare for those most in need, with understanding and compassion.