Here's a moving post from the (volunteer) paediatrician attached to the Mercy Ships VVF clinic in Sierra Leone. It's called 'Tears for Namina':
Mercy Ships are currently investigating a second ship - and for the first time building it from scratch. Due to the economic struggles around the world, giving to Mercy Ships is down around 25% for 2008 compared to 2007 (although we have experienced personally a great deal of generosity as we have come to join the ship). I pray that they will get the money (literally millions of dollars!) they need to increase their outreach.