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Over the last few days in the northern city, tens of children have been noted seriously suffering from what is known to be; frequent waterish toileting and excessive vomiting. It is getting alarming and tough with some worried parents whose children have fallen victim of the mysterious attack. It is no exaggeration that a good […]
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) on Friday, November 28 at their conference room, informed the general public on the forthcoming Maternal and Child Health Week which will take place from the 5th – 8th December this year. Addressing Journalists, the Public Relations Officer of the health Ministry, Jonathan Abass Kamara, stated that all […]
Airtel this past Friday, November 29, donated 5,000 aprons to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. In her statement at the ceremony, Airtel’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Ms. June Rose Johnson, said that Airtel will continue to demonstrate its corporate social responsibilities to the country. She stated that Airtel is a proud partner of the Ministry […]
Sierra Rutile’s (SRL) HIV/AIDS workplace programme has the potential to set standards for public/private partnership in the delivery of healthcare, according to a study carried out by the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat in Sierra Leone and released on World AIDS Day (1 December). As the first mining company in Sierra Leone to develop a workplace programme […]
Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development on the 25th of November visited the Baptist Junior Secondary school in the Central Business District of Freetown Sierra Leone’s capital to engage the school pupils on the inspire Freedom campaign. The FDID team explained to the pupils the need to protect themselves from alcohol and violence as the […]
Youth, keep yourself clean; it reflects the place you live”. That was the main message the peer educators have delivered recently during the awareness-raising activity they have carried out at the URBANATIC Analamahitsy where young people have been invited to participate in a cultural and sporting event. Issues around health and sanitation have been identified […]
Young African entrepreneurs are taking giant steps forward in addressing some of the continent’s most pressing health issues. Arthur Zang, a 24-year-old Cameroonian engineer, has developed a digital medical tablet, called Cardiopad, equipped with a touch screen that performs electrocardiogram (ECG) tests to determine the heart’s activity and diagnose ailments. (Photo: Solutions to prevent and […]
FREETOWN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of US$4.5 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through Sierra Leone’s National AIDS Secretariat and Ministry of Health and Sanitation to fund vital nutritional support for people affected by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The contribution will fund WFP’s […]
A reliable source has disclosed to this paper that the presence of one of Sierra Leone’s most influential citizens, Dr. Brima Kargbo, who has been recently appointed as the Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, has influenced the attention of workers at the Youyi Building on the prevention and care of […]
Executive Director of Health Alert, Victor Lansana Koroma says more funding on health could also mean more jobs within the health sector for Sierra Leoneans. Mr. Koroma, who is part of the Budget Advocacy Consortium, made this statement at an orientation ceremony held last Saturday at the Grassroots Empowerment Movement (GEM) Hall on John Street. […]
It has been disclosed by a reliable source that 38 cartons of Free Health Care drugs were recently stolen from the Kingtom warehouse in Freetown estimated at $6,782.58. The source also explained that the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has expressed serious concern over the alleged stolen drugs. He also explained that the Ministry and […]
When I was a child in Sierra Leone, sometimes I studied by candlelight. When our mothers cook in the kitchen using fire wood or charcoal they carried us on their backs. Sometimes, we played around them in the kitchen, all of us inhaling the carcinogenic smoke. Decades later, many parts of my country and of […]
The District Coordinator, ABC-Development, Mr. Alimamy Sembu Kamara has told this press that some of their interventions in the area of health involves the training of Community Health Workers to administer treatment for Malaria, Pneumonia and Diarrhea for under five children in eight hundred and five communities in the Kambia District over the past three […]
Kambia, Nov 11 (SLENA)- The District Coordinator of ABC Development, Alimamy Sembu Kamara has told SLENA that some the interventions of ABC Development are based on three components, namely, health, education of the girl child and food production such as farming. According to the coordinator, in the area of health, they train community health workers […]
A high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, in Addis Ababa from November 11-12, 2013 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 8, 2013/ – The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) will convene a high-level […]
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