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25th Apr 2017

Usman Boie Kamara Foundation And Others Join Forces In Direct Health Care Delivery Program

Various development partners including Usman Boie Kamara Foundation (UBKF African Diaspora Coordinating Office (ADCO), African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association, (AWCAA) and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) have embarked on a Volunteer Medical and Dental Mission for the enhancement of good health among Sierra Leoneans and non citizens in the country
17th Apr 2017

Ecowas Ministers Want 'Special Attention' On Post-Ebola Era

A two-day ECOWAS Ministers of Health meeting has adopted a five-count resolution that would allow Member States to pay special attention to the necessary interventions required for post Ebola national health reconstruction.
11th Apr 2017

DFID to boost health sector with £53,000,000

According to Angela Spilsbury, Department for International Development (DFID), in 2016/17, DFID donated £36 million to the health sector. In 2017/18 they will provide £53 million to the health sector. She said DfiD provides hospital bed nets. They’re going to renovate Kingharman Road Hospital. They’ll bring specialist doctors to treat and train Sierra Leoneans. She made this statement at the beginning of a 4-day annual review starting on the 10 April. The review is to aid the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to understand the achievements and challenges through 2016.
11th Apr 2017

A Royal Visit to Aberdeen Women’s Centre

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, completed her recent three-day trip to Sierra Leone with a visit to Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) on 7 April 2017.

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19th Nov 2014

We mustn’t forget other essential health services during the Ebola crisis

Dealing with the Ebola outbreak and mitigating further effects must not be at the cost of other essential health services. In Sierra Leone, for example, at least 2,400 pregnant women were at risk of dying each year before the outbreak of Ebola. In addition, women are more vulnerable to the consequences of Ebola infection—two different studies suggest that pregnant women have a higher risk of mortality than non-pregnant women and that their newborn babies have a lower chance of survival.
13th Nov 2014

Response to Editorial: Ebola in an unprepared Africa

This rapid response to the BMJ Editorial draws attention for the need to support Governments in West Africa to meet their obligations to as outlined in the International Health Regulations (2005); which provides a legally-binding framework for coordinating public health emergencies of potential international concern such as the Ebola outbreak.