South Africa: South Africa to Donate Vaccines to Liberia and Sierra Leone
[FrontPageAfrica] South African Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashigo-Dlamini, will travel to Liberia and Sierra Leone to hand over vaccines from 26-30 September 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Over 10 Million Children Lost Parents to Covid-19 - Study
[Concord] About 10.5 million children are estimated to have lost their parents and caregivers during the COVID19 pandemic, JAMA Pediatrics reveals earlier this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Marie Stopes Trains Journalists On Safe Motherhood And Reproductive Health Bill
[Concord] Maries Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) on Thursday, 15th September, 2022, held training for journalists, reporters and bloggers across the country at the Sahara Hotel Conference Hall in Makeni, to review the role of the media in breaking the walls in accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) information and services and support of the Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health (RH) Bill in Sierra Leone through proper reporting and communication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 26, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Minister Pledges Sierra Leone's Commitment to a 24 Percent Increase in Vaccination Uptake
[Concord] The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby, has in a meeting with ministers of health from West and Central Africa, committed to up scaling Sierra Leone's vaccination uptake from 46 to 70% by December 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

United We Stand to Achieve Sustainable Development
Credit: United Nations Office for South-South CooperationBy Deepali Khanna and Siddharth ChatterjeeBANGKOK / BEIJING, Sep 12 2022 (IPS) The world today faces a future that is in peril. Our challenges have become more complex and interconnected, as we see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an uneven economic recovery, a climate emergency, growing inequalities, and an increase in conflicts globally. This year also marks a grim milestone, with over 100 million people forcibly displaced. These events accompany increasing division in the community of nations which threatens to push the achievement of the Sustainable Develop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deepali Khanna and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Global Headlines Health Inequality Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs South-South Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Na Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Pre-Budgetary Preparation - Vulnerable Groups Engage Guma Valley, NACSA for Budgetary Inclusion
[Concord] Budget Advocacy Network BAN, and vulnerable groups including the King George Home for the Aged and the Network of People living with HIV/AIDS NETHIPS, on Thursday September 1, engaged and presented to Guma Valley Water Company and National Commission for Social Action and presented their burning issues they want to be captured in both institutions' 2023 budget. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Dying Children Divide
Sizable differences in the levels of children dying persist especially between more developed and less developed regions. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Sep 5 2022 (IPS) The chances of a child dying before reaching age five years have dropped substantially worldwide during the recent past. However, a significant divide remains among countries as well as within regions in the chances of children dying. Over the past fifty years, the death rates of infants and children under age five have declined markedly. Since 1971 the world’s infant mortality rate declined from nearly 100 deaths per 1,000 live ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Inequality Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Africa: Improving Midwifery Capacity and Standards to Curb Death of Mothers and Babies
[WHO-AFRO] Over 70 maternal and child health experts from around the world have concluded a meeting in Freetown aimed at improving midwifery education. The body of experts included health authorities of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Pakistan and India, WHO and other global health partners. Their deliberations focused on finding workable strategies that will help strengthen the quality of midwifery education and training with the to improve standards that will help curb preventable death of mothers and newborn babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Joint Statement on the Contribution of Cooperative Threat Reduction Partnerships to Global Health Security
[State Department] The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Armenia, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Ukraine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Government Increases Salaries, Allocates Fuel to Health Workers
[Concord] The Ministry of Finance has approved the allocation of financial resources to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for the welfare of Health Care Workers to address concerns of the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Minister Interacts With Health Reporters Network
[Concord] Executive members of the Health Reporters Network Sierra Leone (HRN-SL) on Friday 19th August 2022 held a fruitful discussion with Sierra Leone Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Austin Demby at his Youyi Building Office in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 34 Military Hospital Commends Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
[Concord] The Deputy Matron of 34 Military Hospital, Stephanie Hawa Fofanah has on Saturday August 20, 2022 commended members of Freetown Sierra Leone Stake, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for cleaning the hospital through its All Africa Service Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Female Genital Mutilation 'Amounts to Torture,' Impunity Must End - UN Experts
[UN News] UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end
UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Representative, Charg é d'Affairs of Embassy of China Tour Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Health Facilities
[Concord] UNFPA Representative, Ms. Nadia Rasheed and the Charg é d'Affairs of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Li Xiaoyong, on Friday 19 August, visited the King Harman Maternal and Child Health Hospital and the Ross Road Community Health Centre, two of nine health facilities in the country providing cervical cancer screening and treatment se rvices with support from the Government of China and UNFPA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news