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17 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

November 12th marked World Pneumonia Day. Save the Children has launched a global campaign to stop the disease in its tracks, with the publication of our flagship report Fighting for Breath. In a series of blogs, we take a close look at the challenges and successes of countries around the world in beating pneumonia.

02 Nov 2017 description
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Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.

21 Aug 2017 description
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 18, 2017)— Save the Children has warned of a child health crisis in Sierra Leone due to contaminated water supplies and lack of safe shelter following this week’s deadly floods and mudslide. One hundred and twenty two children are now confirmed to have lost their lives in the tragedy, according Connaught Hospital, with 810 people still missing.

15 Aug 2017 description
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 14, 2017)— Dozens of children are likely to be among the hundreds of casualties in a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone that buried houses and trapped families in their homes, Save the Children has warned.

The government of Sierra Leone is currently leading a search and rescue effort in the wake of the tragedy that struck near the capital Freetown early on Monday morning. Save the Children is assessing the situation and preparing to respond if required.

31 May 2017 description
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Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.

31 May 2017 description
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Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.

31 May 2017 description
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For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.

09 Mar 2016 description

March 9, Freetown, Sierra Leone: In a collaborative effort between the Government of Sierra Leone and its development partners to improve the access to and availability of high-quality health services in the country, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

28 Jan 2016 description
report Save the Children

Simon Wright

At the World Health Organization’s Executive Board in Geneva this week, the first two days show that the Ebola crisis continues to be a traumatic and defining experience for global health.

08 Nov 2015 description
report Save the Children

Nationwide celebrations as country declared Ebola-free

Saturday, 7 November 2015 - 11:56am

07 Nov 2015 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children welcomes the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but warns that the deadly epidemic has had a devastating long-term impact on vulnerable children.

The unprecedented outbreak in West Africa was the worst in recorded history with more than 11,313 deaths in total across West Africa, including 3,955 in Sierra Leone.

23 Oct 2015 description

Even though the reduction of infant and child deaths received incredible support by the international community through its inclusion as one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sierra Leone, in 2013 ranked highest for under-five mortality of 182/1000 per live births.

15 Oct 2015 description

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.

11 Sep 2015 description
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by Dan Stewart

Around a year ago I arrived in Sierra Leone for the first time. The Ebola epidemic seemed to be spiralling out of control, deadly and poorly understood. A few weeks later the outbreak reached its peak, with more than 500 cases recorded in a single week.

Sometimes I felt like I was looking at the country through a glass screen. It was right there but distant. Movement was restricted, crowds were avoided, everyone was cautious.

10 Jul 2015 description
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Le monde a l’obligation de soutenir la relance des pays affectés par Ebola

Au moment où s’ouvre aujourd’hui à New York la Conférence internationale sur le relèvement des pays affectés par Ebola, l’ONG Save the Children exhorte la communauté internationale à aider le Liberia, la Sierra Leone et la Guinée à mobiliser les ressources dont ils ont besoin pour financer leurs plans de relance.