Round two polio campaign to target more than 1.4 million children

Dr. Murray

The Deputy Program Manager of the Child Health Extended Program on Immunization (EPI/CH) Ministry of Health and Sanitation DR. Mariama Murray said  the National Polio Campaign Round 2 would  target up to one million four hundred and sixty two children country wide.
Dr. Morray made this statement on Tuesday during a press briefing at the Ministry’s conference room, Youyi building, in Freetown.

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UNDP Human Development Report 2015, Sierra Leone still among the lowest countries

Although the 2015 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Human Development Report acclaims that Sierra Leone is making significant progress in its human development index value, having risen from 0.268 in 1980 to 0.413 in 2014 - an increase of 50.0% - yet the country was still rated among the lowest developed category of countries - positioning it at 181 out of 188.

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is discharged from hospital after being treated for a third time over a complication linked to the disease

3178FD2000000578 3459892 Ms Cafferkey from South Lanarkshire contracted Ebola in Sierra L a 35 1456240968365

 

  • Pauline Cafferkey was taken by an RAF Hercules to the Royal Free Hospital, London, for the third time on Tuesday.
  • Had been rushed to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital due to late complication from previous infection
  • Health worker was first infected in December 2014 while working in Sierra Leone but was discharged a month later
  • Royal Free Hospital conformed she was discharged by doctors and is not infectious to others after complication
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