On August 1-2, IOM participated in a Joint UN Country Team, Office of National Security, and NGO Assessment of potential IDP sites for persons potentially displaced by flooding during the ongoing rainy season. Over the two days, the team conducted an assessment of seven sites in Freetown based on UN Sphere and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster standards for IDP sites
On July 28th IOM and the Government of Japan presented a historic donation of motorbikes, laptops, cellphones, and IPC supplies to the District Health Management Team, Peripheral Health Units, and Community Health Workers in Koinadugu District. These materials will be used to strengthen surveillance capabilities in vulnerable border chiefdoms.
On June 20, 2016, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma launched the President’s Recovery Priorities in Tonkolili. In this 10-24 month strategy, the President identified 13 results in 7 sectors (Health, Social Protection, Education, Private Sector Development, Water, Energy, and Government) that will drive socio-economic recovery and ensure Sierra Leone returns to the Agenda for Prosperity.
A case of Lassa fever was reported at the Government hospital in Kenema on July 17 2016. The woman came from the Nyeyma village in the Jawei Chiefdom in Kailahun District, and died during childbirth while attended by 11 nurses. The 11 nurses were immediately quarantined and will remain in quarantine for 21 days and be observed on a daily basis. The District Health Management Team have sent a surveillance team to the woman’s community to determine the source of the outbreak.