Getting and Maintaining Zero Ebola Cases – SLITHU

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Published: Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:20 On Tuesday 14th April 2015, the Sierra Leone Indigenous Traditional Healers Union (SLITHU) with support from FOCUS 1000 organized a day workshop on the theme “Getting and Maintaining Zero Ebola Cases” at Big Time Hall Poyo Bar Cabala Town. The workshop attracted over 300 categories of Traditional Healers in…

TRIBUTE TO THE LATE USMAN NURUDIN SHAHID JAH

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 Published: Monday, 11 May 2015 16:03 The relationship between Alhaji UNS Jah as he was fondly called and FOCUS 1000 staff and friends, stems as far back as in the 1980s when he was appointed as the national coordinator and social mobilization consultant for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Alhaji UNS Jah has a…

In Sierra Leone, religious leaders take on role in Ebola prevention

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Published: Friday, 15 May 2015 18:27 Culled from AlJazerra– FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — In a dimly lit church on a spring morning, the Rev. Christiana Sutton-Koroma cites the Bible’s book of Numbers — in which it says people should not have contact with corpses that could infect themselves and others — as an argument to…

Promoting Immunization Amidst the Threat of Ebola

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Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:26 The Ebola outbreak that began in May 2014 derailed significant progress that had been made in helping immunization coverage rates recover from the 1990-2000 civil conflict as well as undermining an already fragile health system. As services were redirected to dealing with the crisis and less attention was paid…

FOCUS 1000 Staff Retreat Saturday 6th June 2015

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Published: Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:24 FOCUS 1000 held its annual staff retreat at Country Lodge, Hill Station, Freetown, as part of the organization’s commitment to improving the quality of its programmes and interventions. The retreat was a unique avenue for collective reflection on past successes, challenges, and opportunities in making meaningful contributions towards health…