- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
This report is a synthesis from lessons of government experiences of scale up of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). It is based on nine country case studies (Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mozambique), considerations around scale-up from India, and the proceedings of an international conference in Addis Ababa, 14-17 November, 2011 at which the case studies and India experiences were presented and discussed. The contributions of an additional 12 countries at the conference are also reflected in this report.
Summary of published research1
Sierra Leone suffers from endemic and pervasive poverty due to long periods of economic decline and mismanagement. The 10-year civil war has further exacerbated the depth and severity of poverty. As a result, malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world. However, policy makers do not always recognise the fight against malnutrition as a priority to ensure the healthy human capital needed to fight poverty and achieve sustained, positive economic growth.
An investigation of the feasibility of an ENN research workshop
Pilot study report
By Marie McGrath, Jeremy Shoham, Fiona O'Reilly
Summary of published paper1
Summary of draft review1
By Nicola Cadge and Lynne Russell
Nicola Cadge has a background in nursing and a Masters Degree in Public Health.
By Saskia van der Kam
Kaz de Jong and Maureen Mulhern also contributed to this article.
Saskia van der Kam is the headquarters nutritionist in MSF Holland. Kaz de Jong, is a psychologist in HQ MSF Holland. Maureen Mulhern carried out the survey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Freetown Sierra Leone in May 1999.
David Keene's article which is largely based on a review of humanitarian agency documents about Sierra Leone written between 1992-5 and interviews with agency staff, asserts that at least three recent developments threaten further erosion of humanitarian principles in the provision of emergency relief.
These developments are:
i) a growing emphasis on the need to repatriate refugees and the containment of would-be refugees within their home countries
ii) pressure on aid budgets
iii) the changing nature of contemporary conflicts, i.e.