Civil society platform supports National Polio Campaign

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From 2 -5 October The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) held a 4 day National Polio campaign to immunize all children with an emphasis on reaching every child through this house to house campaign. Recognising the role of civil society in mobilising communities, they called on the civil society platform to engage their networks such ad Religious Leaders, Market Women and Traditional Healers to support the campaign.

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ACF launches video on nutrition programme in collaboration with Directorate for Food and Nutrition and civil society platform.

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2 October 2015, SUN Secretariat, Freetown - International NGO, ACF launched a video on nutrition at the Vice Presidents Office on 2 October. Supported by SUN secretariat, Directorate of Food and Nutrition and civil society platform, the video “Good Nutrition: key to a healthy nation” is an advocacy tool which highlights achievements made by government and its partners to combat malnutrition.

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The Sierra Leone Market Women Association and Children Advocacy Forum Sierra Leone training for over 200 chair ladies and chair men across the country.

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The Sierra Leone Market Women Association (SLMWA) and Children Advocacy Forum- Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Civil Society Platform (HANSL-CSP) and FOCUS 1000 conducted two-day training in Freetown from 17th to 18th August 2015. Over 200 Chair Ladies and Chair Men from the Sierra Leone Market Women Association selected across the country were brought together to learn about advocacy and community mobilization for nutrition, immunization and maintaining zero Ebola in Sierra Leone, at the YWCA National Hall Brookfield, Freetown.

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