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

Dr. Murray

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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UNDP Human Development Report 2015, Sierra Leone still among the lowest countries

Although the 2015 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Human Development Report acclaims that Sierra Leone is making significant progress in its human development index value, having risen from 0.268 in 1980 to 0.413 in 2014 - an increase of 50.0% - yet the country was still rated among the lowest developed category of countries - positioning it at 181 out of 188.

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