FOCUS 1000 observes World Breastfeeding Week

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Published: Monday, 30 July 2018 17:18 World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year’s theme:Breastfeeding-Foundation of Life. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policymakers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, promote and…

The First 1000 Days of Life: The brain’s window of opportunity

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Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2018 09:57 The importance of nutrition in early brain development The first 1,000 days of life – the time spanning roughly between conception and one’s second birthday – is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. Yet too frequently…

FOCUS 1000 CEO elected as Chairman for the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms National Committee

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 Published: Wednesday, 07 November 2018 12:21 The Chief Executive Officer of FOCUS 1000, Mr. Mohammad Bailor Jalloh has been elected as the Chairman for the Sierra Leone Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) Committee. The CCM in each country submits funding applications to the Global Fund on behalf of the entire country. The Committee  include representatives from government, the…

China commits support to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone through South-South cooperation

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China commits support to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone through South-South cooperation  Published: Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:03 Deng Boqing, Vice-Chair of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dereje Wordofa signed the agreement at UNFPA Headquarters in New York on 29 October 2018. © UNFPA/Tara Milutis A $2 million…