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Facts and Figures - HIV in Sierra Leone

Too many people in Sierra Leone – including mothers and babies – are at risk of being infected by HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. Sierra Leone needs to invest more in health to prevent new infections.

Sierra Leone News: NAS targets 80, 000 people for HIV/AIDS test

As part of commemorating the World AIDS Day, the National Aids Secretariat (NAS) in collaboration with partners has targeted 80, 000 people for free HIV/AIDS test across the country within a week period.

First ever MNH Professionals' Society launched in Ghana

For the first time in Ghana, five health professional groups have come together to form a Maternal and Newborn Health Professionals Society. The society is intended to harmonise the national efforts to ensure no woman or baby's life is at risk during childbirth.

Nigeria, Family Planning and unfufiled promises

Nigeria has made another, yet to be kept, financial promise to family planning. It is the same case with other promises like allocating 15% of national budget to develop the health system. If health is wealth and our health system is weak, how then can we be wealthy as a nation? Find out why the government must fulfil commitments made.

MamaYe Coalition Petitions Management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

As members of the public, we were left in a state of shock when we heard that the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has recorded 1,130 maternal deaths between 2005 and June 2013. This unfortunate statistic released by administrators of the hospital in October is worrying.

I took the wrong advice, then my baby came too soon!

Regardless of education, this is how neighbourhood or family influence over medical advice may carry dangerous consequence for pregnant women and their newborns.

Time to Step Up for Health in Sierra Leone

This is what we know, we lose 1 Sierra Leonean baby every 47 minutes and 5 women everyday in our country do not survive during child birth. The irony is this, giving life literally becomes a coin toss and yet the solutions to reducing the probability of death can be prevented if we had safe clinics that our women could deliver in.

MCC Issues Statement on Sierra Leone’s Compact Program

This article is by SEM Contributor of the Sierra Express Media on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announcement on Wednesday about Sierra Leone’s eligibility for a compact is still under consideration until next month when the country’s fate is decided.

Training of male midwives begins in Ghana

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Services, has begun training males as midwives in selected midwifery training schools in the country this academic year.

Ministry of Health, Health Development Partners release on World Prematurity Day 2013

The Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria and Health Development Partners in the country released a joint statement to commemorate World Prematurity Day 2013. The statement gives insight into prematurity burden and efforts to stemming it.