Ministry of Health and Sanitation Launches Sub-National Maternal and Child Health Week

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Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. TT. Samba administring Vitamin A Supplement to Under-5 Child

Friday 23rd November, 2018-11-23-The Ministry of Health and Sanitation and it partners on Friday 23rd November, 2018 has officially launched the Maternal and Child Health Week commonly knows as MAMMIE EN PIKIN WELBODI WEEK at the Methodist Church Compound Kinghaman Road, Freetown. The launching attracted the attendance of over 200 pregnant women, suckling mothers and Under5 children. The campaign starts from Friday 23rd November to Monday 26th November.

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China commits support to improve women’s health in Sierra Leone through South-South cooperation

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Deng Boqing, Vice-Chair of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Dereje Wordofa signed the agreement at UNFPA Headquarters in New York on 29 October 2018. © UNFPA/Tara Milutis

A $2 million commitment from the People’s Republic of China will harness the power of South-South cooperation to reduce maternal deaths and prevent and treat cervical cancer in Sierra Leone.

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The First 1000 Days of Life: The brain's window of opportunity

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The importance of nutrition in early brain development

The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and one’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established.

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