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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Sun Csn Cecilia Ruberto ‎to Civil Society Network - Learning Route

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The quote of today is from Sanusie Fofanah (Sierra Leone CSA): “#Advocacy is the hub for policy making. Advocacy serves as a catalyst for policy implementations and policies are the agents that facilitate the implementation of what we have in our constitutions. If the #RighttoFood for example is factored in our national constitution, policies will be put in place that the Civil Society will use as a working tool in ensuring that the RtF is implemented to the fullest.” Ramatu Jalloh FOCUS 1000 #ScalingupNutrition #Learning_Route

Breast Milk has all the nutrients a child needs

Every mother wants her child to grow up strong, bright and healthy. Having said this, do mothers really know the secret to a bright, strong and healthy child? The answer is right here. Breast milk.

Brest milk is a natural nutritious food from God, which every woman has after giving birth. It has all the goodness a child needs to grow up healthy and strong and it is free. Mothers can save the cost of buying and feeding their babies with imported baby foods which do not have the nutritional, health and development benefits when compared to Breast milk. Also known as the “first marklate” because of the anti bodies it carries to protect the child from diseases.

You can keep your baby healthy and strong with breast milk. Act now!


Health professionals believe that if you want your infant to survive, grow and develop properly they require the right nutrients and breast milk has been proven to have all the nutrients and goodness your child needs. “Breast milk is rich in nutrients and anti-bodies and contains the right quantities of fat, sugar, water and protein. These nutrients are major pre-requisites to the health and survival of the baby,” says Lanre Olagunju, a hydrologist turned freelance journalist.

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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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