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Health ministry kicks-off data collection exercise for a comprehensive list of health facilities Sierra Leone

The Directorate of Policy, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health and Sanitation has started a survey called "Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA)" which will provide a starting point for the development and validation of a comprehensive master list of health facilities across the country

FIT scorecard an eye-opener for advocacy for improved maternal health care services for mothers and babies in Sierra Leone

A civil society activist working for Partners in Rural Development (PARD-SL) in Kailahun district has said Facility Improvement Team Assessment Scorecard (FIT) “is an eye-opener” to be used by civil society to advocate for improved maternal and new born health care in the country.

President Koroma reveals in Parliament: 500 nurses absorbed into payroll to eliminate teenage pregnancy

President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma has promised to reduce teenage pregnancy and further absorbed 500 Nurses into Government payroll.

NMDHR gets US$81,490 to monitor Free Health Care

The National Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (NMDHR) have received the sum of eighty one thousand four hundred and ninety United States dollars from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to monitor the free health care initiative in Kailahun District.

A smart investment for all women

Too many women across the world still struggle to access quality maternal health care.  Universal Health Coverage means that everyone – including the poorest and most marginalised – can access the health care they need without financial hardship.  

UNDP Administrator Statement on World Aids Day 2016

This World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to come together as a global community and recommit ourselves to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030—one of the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Mozambique

Aminu Magashi Garba, Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network, shares his experiences from the Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique in October 2016. The five day workshop organised by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, involved developing a new joint strategy to promote citizen-led accountability for RMNCAH at the global level, sharing lessons between civil society participants, and capacity building.

The need for web-literate heath professionals in Sierra Leone

Health budget advocates meet in Tanzania to strengthen Global Financing Facility engagement

In November, health budget advocates came together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to share and learn from their experiences of engaging in the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF is a new financing mechanism to help end preventable maternal and child deaths and improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

World Prematurity Day 2016

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