Sierra Leone urged to fulfill commitments to N4G

 By Kemo Cham(Politico Newspaper/KMN)


Sierra Leone should endeavor to align its nutritional targets to those of the World Health Assembly, nutrition experts and activists have urged.While the country seems to be performing progressively in meeting its nutrition targets, it is still far behind in a number of indicators like unavailability of data to inform on the actual progress being made towards fulfilling its commitments to the Nutrition For Growth (N4G), the campaigners from the Scalling Up Nutrition Initiative (SUNI) Civil Society Platform observed.


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Nutrition for Growth Progress Workshop ends in Freetown

FOCUS 1000 and ACF on behalf of  SUNI- CSP Platform have ended a one day whorkshop  in order to track Sierra Leone's commitment on  nutrition. 

The workshop took place at the Hub Conference Hall on Thursday 4th August, 2016.

 It could be recalled that in 2013, at the high level Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit held in London, the Government of Sierra Leone committed, along with other stakeholders, to contribute to preventing 20 million children from stunting and to saving 1.7 million lives by 2020.

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Today, as an international media event is happening in Rio (Brazil) in the context of the second N4G, in Sierra Leone stakeholders from the civil society, government, donors and UN agencies are meeting to assess and discuss the progress made so far in the country, and to identify additional efforts needed, based on two analyses conducted by ACF in collaboration with Focus 1000 and the SUN Civil Society Platform.


Participants were drawn from the Directorate of Food and Nutrition Ministry of Health and Sanitation, representative from parliament, Ministry of Agriculture, the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat Office of the Vice President, other health partners and members from the media.

 To read press statement on the workshop click here

To read scorecard on trends of government funding for nutrition click here

To read on the N4G scorecard click here

To read Nutrition for Growth: Sierra Leone's progress on its commitments 3 years later click here



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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