SALWACO Takes Portable Water to Bo, Kenema

The Salone Water Company (SALWACO) has from Thursday 21- Saturday 24 July seen to the pre- commissioning test of Kenema and Bo portable water supply systems respectively.

In a meeting held at the Kenema District council Hall, the Minister of Water Resources, Momodu Maligi pleaded with the people of Kenema not to misuse the blessing of portable water supply that has been offered to them by the government of Sierra Leone, under the leadership of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. In no uncertain terms, he told them that if they want to grow, then they should put politics aside and appreciate what is being done by the government of the day. The Minister admonished the leaders of Kenema District to ensure that they put mechanisms in place to protect every property of SALWACO in the District.

 

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Health Minister Urges All to Have Faith in Medical practitioners and Hospitals

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Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has called on all Sierra Leoneans to repose trust in the country’s medical practitioners and hospitals, “especially Connaught Hospital.”

He said that the greatest asset that any country can have is its human resources, poking that even if a country does not have gold, bauxite, rutile, diamond etc., but if that country has a well-educated and well trained work force, that country can still develop.

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SUN Secretariat and SUNI-SCP organise Budget Tracking Workshop for Partners

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The Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat (SUN) Office of the Vice President and Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP) on 12th May, held a workshop on Budget Tracking Validation at the SUN Secretariat Office of the Vice President. The workshop attracted the attendance of representatives from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHs), Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST), Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Civil Society and UN Agencies...click to read more

Obesity causes rise in malnutrition

According to BBC reports, "Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested."
The new study titled 2016 Global Nutrition Report said 44% of countries were now experiencing "very serious levels" of both under-nutrition and obesity.
It means one in three people suffers from malnutrition in some form, according to the study of 129 countries.

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The report further reveals that being malnourished is "the new normal".

Malnutrition has traditionally been associated with children who are starving, have stunted growth and are prone to infection.
These are still major problems, but progress has been made in this area.

The report's authors instead highlighted the "staggering global challenge" posed by rising obesity.

The increase is happening in every region of the world and in nearly every country, they said.

Hundreds of millions of people are malnourished because they are overweight, as well as having too much sugar, salt or cholesterol in their blood, the report said.

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