Sierra Leone - Liberia call for more collaboration to End Ebola

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The leaders of Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday 6 May, 2016, called for more collaboration to end Ebola in their respective countries.

The call came following a joint communique signed by both President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was on a one-day working and friendly visit to Sierra Leone.

The two heads of state, according to the communique, agreed on not only ending the Ebola epidemic in their respective countries, but also exchanged views on political, security, health, socio-economic cooperation as well as progress and challenges with national dimensions of the implementation of the post-Ebola recovery programmes.

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Ministry of Health and partners to organise National Health and Nutrition Fair 2016

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The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with the Scaling up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI-CSP), chaired by FOCUS 1000 and Co-chaired by Helen Keller International will organise the first National Health and Nutrition Fair on  the theme ‘Gud it en welbↄdi pas gentri.’ Meaning, health is wealth. The fair will starts from the 29th of April to the 1st of May, 2016 at the Maitta Conference Center.

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FOCUS 1000 Joins AHBN and partners to call for better spending on women and children


Focus 1000 has joined the Africa Health Budget Network and partners  to call for better spending for women and childrens' health in Sierra Leone. A press  conference was held on Wednesday 13th April, 2016 at the Kona Lodge in Freetown where a press release was circulated to the media stating their positions in line with the #ValueOurHealth Campaign ASKs for women and children.

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Round two polio campaign to target more than 1.4 million children

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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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