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15 Jun 2018 description

The quarterly Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin provides updates on price changes for staple food commodities in Sierra Leone. This information can be used to guide programme and policy decisions by development actors. It can also assist smallholder farmers to plan agricultural and marketing activities.

15 Sep 2017 description

FREETOWN, 15 September 2017 – Sierra Leone’s first ever Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign kicked off today, September 15th 2017. The emergency campaign targets communities affected by Western Area’s recent floods and landslides, which left over 6,000 people displaced and caused more than 500 confirmed deaths.

05 Sep 2017 description

More than 1 million doses of Gavi-funded cholera vaccines heading to Sierra Leone after severe flooding and landslides

FREETOWN, 5 September 2017 – Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced today.

31 May 2017 description

New Report Sheds Light on Tragic Maternal Deaths

FREETOWN (31 May 2017)—Sierra Leone’s latest Maternal Death and Surveillance Report, released today at a launch in the capital, Freetown, calls for united actions from government, health workers, communities and partners to tackle the high number of maternal deaths in the country. In all, a total of 706 maternal deaths were reported during 2016, though the report suggests that the true figure may be much higher still. 

25 May 2017 description

FREETOWN, 25 May 2017 – The National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have pre-positioned around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets ahead of the planned nationwide mass distribution campaign on 1-10 June, 2017.

04 May 2017 description

Today the Government of Sierra Leone and its partners launched a new five-year Strategy for Human Resources for Health (2017-2021). Through investments in the health workforce, the Strategy will support the country to improve the quality of its health services and ensure it is better placed to respond to current and emerging health needs.

28 Mar 2017 description

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the United Nations World Food Programme in Sierra Leone collects vital information on food security indicators throughout the country. In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and key stakeholders WFP works to identify, understand and address food insecurity and vulnerability. This is the first issue of the Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, covering the period June 2016 to January 2017.

02 Nov 2016 description

The 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) was conducted at a time when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic started to recede in Sierra Leone. Data was collected using smart phones between September and October 2015, at the end of the “lean season” when the rains are heavy and frequent, roads become inaccessible (limiting people’s ability to access markets) and food stocks become depleted.

24 Jun 2016 description

Freetown, 21 June-The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project.

The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience building, through addressing vulnerabilities and social marginalization affecting EVD Survivors, with funding provided by the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).

23 Dec 2015 description

The Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations are delighted to announce the establishment of the Sierra Leone Ebola Recovery Fund (SLERF) to ensure the smooth implementation of the country’s National Ebola Recovery Strategy. The SLERF was developed and finalized with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone.

14 Oct 2015 description

Preliminary results of a study into persistence of Ebola virus in body fluids show that some men still produce semen samples that test positive for Ebola virus nine months after onset of symptoms.

The report, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides the first results of a long-term study being jointly conducted by the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone Ministry of Defence, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

06 Aug 2015 description

Executive Summary

This evaluation has been carried out to assess the food security situation in both the affected and non-affected communities in the aftermath of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, and it took place just a couple of months after the country began to experience a decline in the incidence of new cases.

05 Aug 2015 description

1. Epidemiological Highlights

  • Week 31 ended with no new EVD confirmed cases reported in Kambia district
  • The last 2 quarantine homes with 2 contacts were discharged during the week
  • A total of 93 (8 blood & 85 swab) samples were tested for EVD in week 31
  • The district registered a total of 89 death alerts during the week, while eighteen (18) live alerts were made during the week
  • Generally, the magnitude of alerts continued to decline during week 31
02 Aug 2015 description
  1. Epidemiological Highlights

 There are no more quarantine homes in Kambia district
 There were no new EVD positive cases reported by Kambia district today
 The last EVD positive case in Kambia district was reported on 10.07.2015
 The last EVD positive case was discharged from Kambia ETC with a negative test on 19.07.2015
 Today 10 deaths alerts were reported to the DERC and were all processed. No live alerts
 Today all the 17 samples which were sent to the Kambia based laboratory yesterday were processed and found negative for EVD