MoHS organises Health Promotion Strategy Development Workshop

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 became apparent that health promotion was critical to contain the spread of the virus. As the outbreak has taught the country a lot of lessons, the Health Education Division (HED) Ministry of Health and Sanitation found it prudent to call on health partners to put together a framework that would guide the management, coordination and integration of health promotion in Sierra Leone with a focus on preventing risk factors for communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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

HC3 workshop 2

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 began on Monday 14th March and will end on Thursday 17th March, 2016.

The purpose of the workshop was for CSOs to contribute in the development of a national multimedia campaign that would contribute to the MoHS’ goal to use social behavioral change communication to increase demand and uptake for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Sierra Leone.

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Former UNICEF Bosses visit Sierra Leone courtesy of FOCUS 1000 CEO


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 FOCUS 1000 Mohammad Bialor Jalloh. They left Freetown last week Thursday, after they spent 2 weeks vacation in the country. Their two weeks trip was filled with deep sense of memories and surprises.

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