CHAMPS: In Bombali, military and police officers vow to reduce child mortality

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Bombali: 24th October, 2018. In the Northern Province, Bombali District, military and police personnel have made strong commitments in working with the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Team to reduce the rate of child mortality in that part of the country. Police and Military officers have made commitment during a community engagement meeting…

How countries can achieve nutrition goals through the food system approach

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The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to food security and nutrition have become top priorities for governments of developing countries. To attain these by 2030, multiple sectors must be brought together to design and implement program and policy interventions—but such efforts continue to face major obstacles. What paradigm will best help to unify all…

Interview of Mr Tiisetso Elias SUN Focal Point in Lesotho

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“There is a strong interest to set up a functional Multi-Sectoral Platform in Lesotho to fight against malnutrition”  Can you tell us a bit about the nutrition situation in Lesotho? What are the key underlying causes? Tiisetso Elias: Lesotho is facing a problem of malnutrition that is often referred to as ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition.…

FOCUS 1000, partners validate KAPs Immunization Study

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Aberdeen, Freetown, Wednesday 17 April 2019 – (KMN). The first Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) study on immunization services in Sierra Leone has been validated following a thorough scrutiny by stakeholders in the immunization sector. The GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization) funded study was conducted by the health NGO, FOCUS 1000, in partnership…