Huge bed net campaign kicks off in Sierra Leone

1st June, 2017 Sierra Leone kicked off bed net distributions to help protect its population against malaria, which remains one of the country’s most deadly diseases. In total, 4.3 million insecticide treated bed nets will be distributed through the landmark nationwide campaign.


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WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer

6 June 2017 | Geneva - New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia.

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The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children, and specifies new uses for 9 already-listed products, bringing the total to 433 drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs. The WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) is used by many countries to increase access to medicines and guide decisions about which products they ensure are available for their populations.

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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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