We recently conducted an assessment of 10 health facilities to better gauge the preparedness of our clinics to handle the major spike in Ebola cases in Freetown and some health facilities remain open despite the myriad of challenges
Women and health professionals spark new cycle of improving maternal and newborn health. This article is provided by University of Southampton
Handicap International has developed a chart that helps to identify normal steps and potential delays in child development.
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The health of women and girls is particularly important to national development; however in Sierra Leone, early pregnancy and teenage child bearing serve as a significant hindrance to the health, wellbeing, progress and empowerment of adolescent and young women.
12 years ago, African heads of State met in Abuja and committed to allocating 15% of their entire budgets to health spending. This was indicative of prioritizing health as an important factor to breaking the cycle of poverty. After all, as the good old saying goes, health is wealth.
Tackling malnutrition is crucial to accelerating progress in women’s and children’s health. The latest evidence on nutrition and maternal and newborn health has been gathered and summarised by the MamaYe team. On 8th June, world leaders, business people and donors signed the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact, an agreement to improve the nutrition of children and pregnant women, securing new commitments of up to US$4.15 billion to tackle undernutrition by 2020.
Africell, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation among other partners; on Friday 17th May, 2013 supported the MamaYe campaign to reduce maternal and child mortality at the British Council Hall, Tower Hill in Freetown.