Five Steps to End Malnutrition in Africa

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Africa has seen steady growth over the past 20 years. This trend can only be sustained through continuous investment in its young and dynamic population. Malnutrition, however, is undermining progress on the continent and remains unacceptably high. About 59 million children in Africa are stunted, and 14 million are acutely malnourished. Malnutrition is one of the major obstacles to health, economic growth and development in Africa.

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Politicians urged to prioritise healthcare

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PHOTO:Political parties reprenstatives and partners after the meeting outside the hall at Family Kigndom

By Kemo Cham,  (FOCUS 1000 Kombra Media Netowork Coordinator)

Out of every five children in Sierra Leone, one is likely to die before celebrating their fifth birthday, according to a UNICEF report.

This reality is at the center of the phenomenon known as infant mortality, one of the major health conundrums confronting Sierra Leone which is ranked among the top five countries globally with the highest rates of Infant Mortality at 114 deaths per every 1000 live births.

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National Safe Blood Donor Week 15-21 December, 2017

Kombra Network: Translating commitment to action, an innovative approach in promoting voluntary blood donation in Sierra Leone to help save lives

 

The theme for 2017 National Safe Blood Donor Week is Donate Donate Blood to Save Lives and is geared towards reducing maternal and child deaths through blood donations as bleeding is one of the key contributors to the deaths of women during child birth in Sierra Leone and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Intergenerational approach offers better pathway for Sierra Leoneans crisis recovery

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Photo by Sallieu Sesay FOCUS 1000- Teen and her grandmother in Koinadugu District

Once again, Sierra Leoneans mourn mass deaths of what is estimated to be 1000 deaths due to mudslides that happened slightly about two weeks ago. Coming shortly after the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic that hit the country along with Guinnea and Liberia in 2014 and affected over 14, 000 by January 2016, what lessons can the country draw from her Ebola crisis recovery efforts?

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