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.
The Israeli Government has through the Office of the First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, donated some medical relief supplies, including 5 cartoons of septrin suspension, 11 cartoons azithromycin tabs, 5 cartoons ciprofloxacin, 3 cartoons septrin tabs, 4 cartoons doxycyline tabs, 8 cartoons vibramycin suspension, 1 box of catgut, 1 box furovenir solution and 68 cartoons of face masks for the August 14 2017 flood and mudslide victims.
4 weeks since events of 14th August 2017, it is important to review the response to date and to agree the plan for the response going forward
Overview of the planning process and update on the GoSL response plan
Informed by recent verification of registered affected persons
Overall road map and pillar specific key interventions, related risks and mitigating strategies
Total budget obtained from existing pillars
Restructuring of pillar architecture
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.
By State House Communication Unit
World Bank (W/B) Country Manager Parminder Brar on Friday 25th August, 2017, presented a technical team from World Bank to Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
The World Bank, which is also dubbed as the Knowledge Bank, prides itself on its characteristic extensive and in depth research and analysis to inform it's interventions across the world.
The 2016 Health Sector Performance Report (HSPR) presents an assessment of how the health system in Sierra Leone has performed in 2016 –the first full year of health sector reconstruction after the Ebola epidemic. It is the first time that Sierra Leone has reported on a complete range of internationally agreed indicators that span the entire health system, and as such makes a significant improvement on previous HSPRs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister l, Madam Madina Rahman has called on Sierra Leoneans countrywide to join the Ministry and partners to make Sierra Leone a polio free country.
Launching the Round Four of the National Polio Campaign at the Grafton Community Health Centre on Friday, October 28, 2016, Madam Rahman reminded her audience that the last polio wild virus in the country was in February 2010 and reiterated the need for continued effort to eradicate the disease.
The Ministry of Health and Health in collaboration with UNICEF and other partners are poised to kick start the National Polio Round Four Campaign on Friday October 28, 2016 targeting children o-59 months old countrywide.
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The National Polio Round three campaign targeting children 0-59 months has ended onMonday October 3, 2016.
Addressing the National launching ceremony at the Grey Bush Community Health Centre in Freetown, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Madam Madina Rahman underscored the importance for all children 0-59 months to be immunized to avoid disability and stigmatization.
She noted the efforts made by government and partners to eradicate the disease, and advocated for more efforts to make Sierra Leone a polio free country.
After the launch of the second phase of the Ebola Recovery Programme, the President’s Recovery Priorities Team on June 29, 2016 commenced a regional community engagement tour in Bo district, southern region.
The engagement meeting is divided into interactive sessions on the way forward on the delivery of the President's recovery priorities.
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).
By Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development (Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis)
The leaders of Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday 6 May, 2016, called for more collaboration to end Ebola in their respective countries.
The call came following a joint communique signed by both President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was on a one-day working and friendly visit to Sierra Leone.
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.