WASH VS&L

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Evaluation of the WASH-Village Savings and Loans (VS&L) Linking Project Plan International has contracted FOCUS 1000 to conduct an endline assessment of the WASH-VS&L Linking Project in Port Loko and Moyamba Districts, a pilot project funded by the UK Department for International Development through Adams Smith International. The main objective of the project was to…

DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT

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Diaspora Engagement Strategy for the Health Sector Sierra Leone faces a massive shortage of professionals in the health sector. Following the protracted civil conflict, many Sierra Leonean health professionals migrated out of the country to Europe and North America – leading to a “brain drain” in the health sector. The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA)…

TRANSMISSION OF HIV

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Study on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Sierra Leone has made remarkable progress in increasing access to antenatal care (ANC) and PMTCT services, especially since the introduction of the Free Health Care Initiative by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma in 2010. Despite the gains, the country has not attained universal ANC…

SMAC

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SMAC GOAL the leading organization, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gives technical input, BBC Media Action produces radio programming, Restless Development works with social mobilizers, and FOCUS 1000 with religious and traditional healers, formed the Social Mobilization Action Consortium (SMAC) in order to support and strengthen the National Social Mobilization Pillar. Simultaneously activate multiple channels…

ROTAVIRUS VACCINE

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Communication Strategy for the Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in Sierra Leone Communication Strategy for the Introduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in Sierra Leone The Government of Sierra Leone, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization are introducing the rotavirus vaccine in Sierra Leone for the first time to contribute to the EPI goal of increasing the percentage…