Traditional Healers Union hold 1 day workshop to support reaching Zero Ebola in Sierra Leone


The Sierra Leone Indigenous Traditional Healers Union (SLITHU), in collaboration with FOCUS 1000 and SMAC, on Saturday 27th June 2015 organized a day’s workshop on ‘The Role of Traditional Healers in Ending Ebola in Sierra Leone’ at Hotel 5:10, Kissy in Freetown.The workshop aimed to actively engage traditional healers across the country to scale up their contribution to government and other partners efforts in ending Ebola in the country.

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Advocacy Training Workshop


The Health and Nutrition Civil Society Platform held its first advocacy training in Freetown on the 2nd and 3rd June. This two-day training is the first in a series of trainings designed to strengthen the new structures established in the districts and build platform members’ capacity to accelerate advocacy efforts for scaling up nutrition and immunization for policy change.

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Promoting Immunization Amidst the Threat of Ebola


The Ebola outbreak that began in May 2014 derailed significant progress that had been made in helping immunization coverage rates recover from the 1990-2000 civil conflict as well as undermining an already fragile health system. As services were redirected to dealing with the crisis and less attention was paid to healthcare provision, it became evident that government efforts to eradicate the disease faced severe obstacles.

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