Parliamentarians Commit to fast track Code on Breast milk Substitutes

(Friday 14 July, 2017) A group of Parliamentarians supported by representatives from national and international Agencies, have formed a 9man committee to accelerate the pace towards the introduction of a national Code to regulate the sale of breastmilk substitutes across the nation. They also pledged to educate their constituencies on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to the child, mother and the family. These announcements came at the end of the 2-day dialogue on the status of child nutrition and the challenges posed to the life time mental and physical development of the country’s future – its children.

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Parliamentarians, Government and NGO officials at workshop on Protecting Breastfeeding Practices in Sierra Leone.

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PHUs staff acquire knowledge, skills and tools to map out diseases affecting women, children and families

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The Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its partners on 6th July, 2017 officially launched the Digital Data Pilot Program in Bombali district and trained up to 60 health workers on the use of the new data collection tool. This new technology would enble health workers to collect and generate quality data on health care service delivery from Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), to the District Health Management Team and later to the central level electronically. This process would enable the  Govenment through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to better plan and  provide support to the districts for improved health care service delivery for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

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FOCUS 1000 and SUNI CSP participates in Tangians Festival December 2016

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Tangains Festival 2nd December 2016 to 2nd January 2017, Freetown

FOCUS 1000, the Scaling up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI CSP) and networks that is; Sierra Leone Indigenous Traditional Healers, Christian Action Group, Islamic Action Group , Market Women and Kombra Media Network have completed sensitization and education activities on health and nutrition at the Tangians festival in Freetown.

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Learning Route in Rwanda 2016 opens with an Experience Fair

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Sunday 30th November Umubano Hotel, Kigali

The first day of the Learning Route in Rwanda for civil society alliances kicked off with an Experience Fair at Umubano Hotel in Kigali. Planned as a preparation session for this 6-day learning exchange program, the fair highlighted objectives and mapped out expected outcomes from this event.

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