FOCUS 1000 receives Presidential Award

FOCUS 1000 receives Presidential Award
In recognition of OUR outstanding contribution to the Ebola response in Sierra Leone, His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 18th December Awarded Focus 1000 a Bronze Medal Award.

Upon receiving the Award on behalf of Focus 1000 at a special ceremony at State House, the Chief Executive Officer of Focus 1000 Mohammad Bailor Jalloh stated that ‘We are grateful to God Almighty who gave us the wisdom and direction to contribute to the eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in our country.
Working together with partners such as SMAC with funds from DFID, we were able to bring on board religious leaders, traditional healers and market women to mobilise communities across the country for social change.

“Without these networks, this award would not have been possible”.Mr. Jalloh said.

Health partners hold meeting to reduce Anaemia in Sierra Leone

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The Directorate of Food and Nutrition with support from the National Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat (SUN) at the Office of the Vice President on Thursday 4th February, held the first National Anaemia Working Group meeting (NAWG). Following the Micronutrient Survey conducted in 2013, which found that 70% of children under 5 suffered from anaemia, the study also revealed that 45% of women of child-bearing age also suffered from anaemia. The meeting pulled together various nutrition and health partners from government line ministries, civil society, UN Agencies to identify strategies to address the causes of anaemia in Sierra Leone.

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Health Network Sl On Post-Ebola Recovery Strategy

Health Network Sierra Leone, a civil society advocacy network on health, human rights, security and corporate governance issues is planning to organise a post-Ebola recovery interactive session with survivors on 12 March at the Kent Beach.

The theme of the session is, "Building confidence in the healthcare delivery service in Sierra Leone", according to Health Network Executive Director, Robert Kondema Kargbo.

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