World Breastfeeding Week: Sierra Leone needs Marketing Code on baby food formulas – DFN Director

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The Director at the Directorate of Food and Nutrition in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Aminata Shamit Koroma has said that they are in dare need of the Marketing/advertising Code on Baby Food Formulas in the Country, as the marketing/advertising of baby food formulas contradict their promotional massage of Exclusive Breastfeed of young children until 6 months after birth.

 

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Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

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Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts and every government health facility countrywide.

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Global Fund Regional Manager Meets President Bio at State House

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Global Fund Regional Manager Meets President Bio at State House
State House, Freetown, Tuesday 28 May 2019- The Western Africa Regional Manager of the Global Fund, Nicolas Cantau, has held discussions with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown.

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