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November 29, 2011, Bo, Sierra Leone – Helen Keller International (HKI), Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and other distinguished partners launched the biannual Maternal and Child Health Week (MCHW), locally called “Mami en Pekin Welbodi Week,” in Bo on November 24 th . The MoHS has institutionalized these health weeks to promote high-impact and cost-effective maternal and child survival interventions. Since their inception, the MCHWs have been effective in reaching over 80% of the target population.
Dakar, 21st July 2011, António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro aims to help combat childhood malnutrition in West Africa through his new role as Nutrition Advocate. The former President of Cape Verde will advocate directly with leaders of West African nations to encourage them to place nutrition at the heart of development strategies and advise on approaches to secure policy focus.
Each year around 600 000 children under five in the region die from causes related to malnutrition, as the condition contributes to 35 per cent of all the child deaths in the region.
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May 23, 2011, Freetown, Sierra Leone - Helen Keller International (HKI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, launched a Mother and Child Health Week on May 23, 2011 that is synchronized with the WHO-led initiative, African Vaccination Week (AVW). The campaign is an opportunity for participating partners to strengthen national immunization programs.