Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
That’s a significant target, within just one of the aspirational Global Goals that were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. It is also a target that is integral to our work at E4A-MamaYe as we advocate for African leaders to ensure that no mother or baby is left behind.
Sierra Leone’s latest Maternal Death and Surveillance Report, released end of May, 2017 calls for united actions from government, health workers, communities and partners to tackle the high number of maternal deaths in the country.
In Sierra Leone, many mothers and babies continue to die from preventable causes. Fortunately, significant improvements to health services for mothers, babies and adolescents were made between 2012 and 2017 despite the recent Ebola outbreak.
The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health (MoHS), Options and partners (UNICEF, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone and UNFPA) held a successful two-day ‘lessons learned and dissemination’ meeting on 9th and 10th May in Bo and Makeni.
As we gear up for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Investors’ Group (IG) meeting on the 24th and 25th April 2017, the GFF Learning Meeting as well as the Spring Meetings in DC have provided a number of opportunities for civil society to ge
The District Medical Officer (DMO) in Koinadugu District Dr. Francis Moses has stated that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the district are playing a leading role in supporting the District Health Management Team (DHMT) in the reduction of maternal mortality.
The District Health Management Team (DHMT) in Koinadugu district has taken action in improving the Kundembaia Community Health Centre (CHC) in response to findings from the June 2016 Facility Improvement Team (FIT) scorecard.
In an effort to further boost the country’s health sector, Sierra Leone’s First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma has concluded a week-long fund raising programme in Milan, Italy. The programme which commenced on Tuesday 28thMarch, ended on Sunday 2nd April 2017.