FOCUS 1000 2017 Annual Staff Retreat

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The quality of Human Resources of FOCUS 1000 is the bedrock on which our organisation stands” this statement was made by Mohammed B. Jalloh Chief Executive Officer FOCUS 1000 during a two day retreat for board members and staff, from Friday 17 to Saturday 18 February 2017 at CHARMS Beach Hotel Aberdeen, Freetown. The meeting brought together over thirty staff members ranging from Programme, Research, Operations and Administration at national level, including six of our board members to review activities conducted in 2016 and plan for 2017.

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Learning Route Rwanda 2016 is launched in Kigali

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Monday 1st November 2016, Serena Hotel- The first Learning Route for Scaling Up Nutrition civil society alliances in Africa was launched at Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. Hosted by SUN Alliance Rwanda with support from SUN Civil Society Network and PROCASUR Corporation, the event which runs till the 5th November, was given its full support by both Minsters of Health and Local Government as a worthy initiative to capacitate civil society in contributing to the fight against malnutrition.

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Sierra Leone urged to fulfill commitments to N4G

 By Kemo Cham(Politico Newspaper/KMN)

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Sierra Leone should endeavor to align its nutritional targets to those of the World Health Assembly, nutrition experts and activists have urged.While the country seems to be performing progressively in meeting its nutrition targets, it is still far behind in a number of indicators like unavailability of data to inform on the actual progress being made towards fulfilling its commitments to the Nutrition For Growth (N4G), the campaigners from the Scalling Up Nutrition Initiative (SUNI) Civil Society Platform observed.

 

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Nutrition for Growth Progress Workshop ends in Freetown

FOCUS 1000 and ACF on behalf of  SUNI- CSP Platform have ended a one day whorkshop  in order to track Sierra Leone's commitment on  nutrition. 

The workshop took place at the Hub Conference Hall on Thursday 4th August, 2016.

 It could be recalled that in 2013, at the high level Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit held in London, the Government of Sierra Leone committed, along with other stakeholders, to contribute to preventing 20 million children from stunting and to saving 1.7 million lives by 2020.

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Today, as an international media event is happening in Rio (Brazil) in the context of the second N4G, in Sierra Leone stakeholders from the civil society, government, donors and UN agencies are meeting to assess and discuss the progress made so far in the country, and to identify additional efforts needed, based on two analyses conducted by ACF in collaboration with Focus 1000 and the SUN Civil Society Platform.

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Participants were drawn from the Directorate of Food and Nutrition Ministry of Health and Sanitation, representative from parliament, Ministry of Agriculture, the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat Office of the Vice President, other health partners and members from the media.

 To read press statement on the workshop click here

To read scorecard on trends of government funding for nutrition click here

To read on the N4G scorecard click here

To read Nutrition for Growth: Sierra Leone's progress on its commitments 3 years later click here

 

 

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