Over one million children to be vaccinated against polio since the Ebola outbreak

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At a press press conference held at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Tuesday 23rd February, the Deputy Programme Manager Child Health Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr. Mariama Murray has told journalists that this year’s campaign would target 1.5 million children between 0-59 months. “At least 95% of 0-59 month old will receive…

Former UNICEF Bosses visit Sierra Leone courtesy of FOCUS 1000 CEO

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Time flies away so fast, after 26 years they left Sierra Leone, Madam. Jaa-Hee Kim UNICEF’s first Country Representative to Sierra Leone and Bruce Kennedy UNICEF Programme Coordinator from 1984-1990 made another trip to Sierra Leone. Their trip this time was not as UNICEF staff, but on invitation courtesy of the Chief Executive Officer of…

HC3 and MoHS engage CSOs to develop behavioral change communication to increase demand and uptake for RMNCH services

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) of the John Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programs in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone have started a four day workshop on Creative Campaign Design on Reproductive, Neonatal, Maternal and Child Health (RMNCH) at the Leone Lodge Hotel in Freetown. The workshop…

SUNI-CSP and partners end the first National Health and Nutrition Fair in Sierra Leone

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The Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP) and partners have successfully ended a three day National Health and Nutrition Fair at the Miatta Conference Centre from 29th April-1st May, 2016 in Freetown. The theme for the Fair in Krio parlance was ‘Gud it en wↄlbodi pas gentri’ meaning, health is better than wealth. The…

MoHS organises Health Promotion Strategy Development Workshop

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The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has concluded a three day workshop on Health Promotion Strategy Policy at Shangri La Multi-Purpose Hall on Lumley Beach road in Freetown. The workshop commenced from the 17th May and ended on  the 19th May, 2016. It can be recalled that during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, it…