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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Education stakeholders meet on Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign

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The Ministry of Health and Sanitation through the Health Education Division on Wednesday 15th May engaged and orientated District Deputy Directors of Education, Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools and Sierra Leone Teachers Union on the upcoming Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign scheduled for Monday 10th – Sunday 16th June this year. The engagement took place at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel in Freetown.

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MoHS to embark on nationwide measles rubella vaccination campaign

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The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO and other Health Partners will embark on a Nationwide Intergraded Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, starting Monday 10th June - Sunday 16th June 2019.

Measles-Rubella Vaccine is a 2 in 1 Vaccine which can be used to vaccinate children 0-under 15 years against Measles and Rubella Diseases, as the 2 diseases share similar features.

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