Traditional Healers on Contact Tracing Drive in the North

Traditional healers in Kambia after their communiy engagment

Cross section of tradiational heallers contact tracers in Kambia

FOCUS 1000 has been facilitating community engagements with Traditional Healers and Religious leaders in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Saniation in the Northern district of (Tonkolili, Port Loko, Kambia and Bombali districts) through the Social Mobilization Action Consortium (SMAC) with funding from DFID to reduce the further spread of the new Ebola cases reported early last month in the north.

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Why We Must Break the Silence Around Stillbirths to Fulfil Our Pledge to Women and Children


© 2000 Ismail Ferdous, Courtesy of Photoshare

Robin Gorma of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health wants us all to add our voice to ending preventable stillbirths.

 Stillbirth is a difficult topic. There are no words to express the devastation or to ease the crushing pain of a loved one going through the tragedy of losing a child at birth. For many women, such a real, painful and damaging experience is exacerbated even further by a sense that, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, your child never existed.

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