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Reducing teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Description: If a young girl gets pregnant in Sierra Leone, her educational and livelihood opportunities are greatly limited and her health may be at risk. Concern is trying to tackle the issue of teenage pregnancy by teaching age-appropriate life skills to children and adolescents, as well as by providing sessions for parents and community leaders.
13 Sep 2017
Description: Daily Press Briefing: Guest, Responsibility to Protect, Hurricane Irma, Climate, Myanmar, South Sudan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Field Support, Lebanon, Education, Colombia, Mali
Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
- NEED FOR PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE, WAR CRIMES, AS STRONG AS EVER – U.N. CHIEF TELLS SECURITY COUNCIL
- U.N. DEPLOYS SUPPORT TO COMMUNITIES THAT WILL BE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IRMA
- U.N. FORUM TO DISCUSS FINANCE FOR RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
- U.N. DISTRIBUTING FOOD AID TO PEOPLE FLEEING FROM MYANMAR’S RAKHINE STATE
- U.N. MISSION REPORTS MORE PEOPLE LEAVING LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP IN SOUTH SUDAN
- NIGERIA: GOVERNMENT AND U.N. RESPONDING TO CHOLERA OUTBREAK
- HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO CHOLERA VACCINE WITHIN WEEKS IN SIERRA LEONE SAYS U.N. HEALTH AGENCY
- U.N. OFFICIAL LAUNCHES NEW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN MALI
- U.N. MOURNS DEATH OF LEBANESE SOLDIERS, COMMENDS ARMED FORCES EFFORT TO SAFEGUARD LEBANON
- CONFLICT AND POVERTY HAVE STALLED PROGRESS ON EDUCATION RATES OVER THE PAST DECADE –U.N.I.C.E.F.
- COLOMBIA: U.N. CHIEF WELCOMES TEMPORARY CEASEFIRE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY
- MALI: SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON U.N. CONVOY
- SOMALIA: U.N. CLOSELY MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS IN HIRSHABELLE STATE
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=6+September+2017
06 Sep 2017
Description: Regent was hit with a devastating mudslide in August 2017
21 Aug 2017
Description: Emergency response to mudslides in Sierra Leone
21 Aug 2017
Description: Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-emergency-uk-aid-for-sierra-leone-landslide-victims
19 Aug 2017
Description: Doctor Padma is volunteering in Sierra Leone. Sharing vital medical skills with local staff following the Ebola crises that decimated the country's healthcare system. Find out more: https://www.vsointernational.org/
04 Jul 2017
Description: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. Because of limited health facilities in the country, many women living in remote areas don't have access to the care they need for a safe delivery.
With funding from the European Union, UNICEF is working with the Government to rehabilitate existing hospitals and build new ones, so all new mothers can receive proper medical attention.
29 Jun 2017
Description: Access to water in Charlotte, Sierra Leone helped the community to avoid Ebola.
22 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017
Description: Two years ago Sierra Leone, a small West-African coastal country, was hit by a catastrophe among its neighbours. It was in the news all-around the world. Ebola.
It crossed the borders from Guinea to Sierra Leone in the spring 2014. Towards autumn, it started to look like the spreading of the virus was about to spiral out of control. There was urgent need for action.
International help was deployed to the country. Local operators bent over backwards. Sierra Leone Red Cross started to recruit people to join the battle, where the enemy was invisible but surely fatal. Any volunteers? Yes. Thousands.
Close to 4,000 people died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, and over 11,000 people across the region, since December 2013.
The International Red Cross and National Red Cross Societies in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone trained over 10,000 volunteers, who carried out jobs no one else wanted to do. They treated patients, conducted safe and dignified burials, traced and monitored contacts of Ebola patients, provided psychosocial support to survivors and their families, and educated 4.6 million people with accurate information about the disease.
(© Saara Mansikkamäki / Finnish Red Cross)
01 Dec 2016
Description: For more: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2016/11/08/silence-marks-ebola-milestone-scars-remain
08 Nov 2016
Description: The transmission of Ebola from the big outbreak which affected more than 28,000 people in West Africa is over. However there is plenty of long-term impact felt in each of the three countries, from economic impact, to schools closing, to medical schools closing for an extended period of time. In Liberia, for example, before the outbreak they only had 50 doctors. And then for one or two years there’s been no doctors who’ve graduated and some doctors died during the outbreak. Clinics have shut down. Routine health care had shut down.
So HIV testing, TB program, routine immunization for children, all of this was compromised.
Now in Monrovia, Liberia, we’re seeing measles cases, just because there wasn’t routine vaccination during the outbreak. We’re also seeing the psychological impact on the population and on communities. We’re seeing PTSD and depression.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was one of the biggest actors in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in all three countries. We treated more than 5,000 patients, half of which survived. It was quite a difficult time, and something we had never seen before, so at MSF we also learned quite a lot. Now what we’re doing is we’re trying to create a new guideline for hemorrhagic fever for both us, as MSF in the future, and also for other actors. They can use and we can learn from these lessons. We’re also working to help find a vaccine. We've been running survivor clinics, one in every country, because we were seeing that Ebola survivors have symptoms that continue after they’re cured. Namely, eye problems, generalized body pain, joint pain, aches s and pains, as well as psychological problems. These clinics will end by the end of 2016 and the survivors will be re-integrated into the normal healthcare system.
Find out more about MSF's work in This is MSF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoq2EG3BpS4
31 Oct 2016