- Ensuring community equity, engagement, and ownership
- Facilitating shared responsibility and collective learning among stakeholders
- Supporting creativity, innovation, and novelty in approaches
- Fostering diversity in perspectives and supporting sustainable development
Welcome to FOCUS 1000
Key Strategic Areas
Evidence Population Advocacy Community Engagement and Capacity Development
FOCUS 1000 (Facilitating and Organizing Communities to Unite for Sustainable Development) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone that is committed to making the best investment in the most crucial period in a child’s life: the first 1000 days.
KEY Intervention Areas
- Maternal & Child Health, and Nutrition
- Young Child and Adolescent Development and Protection
- Improving Quality and Utilization of Basic Services
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
The first 1000 days of a child’s life, is a period which is often referred to as the golden window of opportunity. Investments made during this period have an everlasting impact on the child’s likelihood to survive, thrive, and become a productive member of society. All our programmes, studies and activities contribute to our focus and ethos which aims to exercise the potential of this period in every child’s life
Orientation and Launching of the Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihood Project Nationwide
The purpose of the mission was to engage community stakeholders to be aware of the ongoing vaccination processes undertaken by the #SLRCS, FOCUS 1000, and #DHMT through the Saving lives and Livelihood project which is sponsored by the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.
We Work With The Government and Development Partners
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FOCUS 1000 is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone that invests in the first 1000 days of a child’s life – the period from conception to the child’s second birthday. During this crucial period, the child is susceptible to life-threatening illnesses and conditions such as diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, pneumonia, and HIV.
We Work with The Kombra Network
Opening Of First FOCUS 1000 District Office In Kambia
The Newly Appointed Chief Justice of Sierra Leone Hamid Abdulai Cham on 26th February 2016 opens FOCUS 1000 Kambia District Office.
FOCUS 1000 is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone that invests in the first 1000 days of a child’s life – the period from conception to the child’s second birthday. During this crucial period, the child is susceptible to life-threatening illnesses and conditions such as diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, pneumonia, and HIV. FOCUS 1000 short video on Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform (SUNI CSP) interventions in supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation through District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) for an increased immunization uptake in Sierra Leone. Dwazark Community a case in point.
Why We Must Break the Silence Around Stillbirths to Fulfil Our Pledge to Women and Children
SUN rise for Scaling Up Nutrition
Religious Leaders Intensify Ebola Preventive Messages in the North
Traditional Healers on Contact Tracing Drive in the North
Getting and Maintaining Zero Ebola Cases – SLITHU
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE USMAN NURUDIN SHAHID JAH
In Sierra Leone, religious leaders take on role in Ebola prevention
Promoting Immunization Amidst the Threat of Ebola
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+232 78 848 925
+232 79 060 592
+232 79 878 824
Main Office: 7e Conteh Drive Off Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Ebola KAP Study Lead
FOCUS 1000 provided support to the efforts of the Government of Sierra Leone, development partners, and civil society in ending the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in Sierra Leone. With the support of the Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), UNICEF and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FOCUS 1000 conducted a series of National KAP studies to determine public knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) relating to EVD Prevention and Medical Care in Sierra Leone. The findings are being used to help inform national social mobilization efforts.