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Community health staff take on child diseases under new rules

Biking for mothers and babies

“Every journey starts with a step “so they say. This is a remarkable journey of bicycle taxi riders known as Kabanza. These people have changed from using their bicycles as a commercial tool to start saving lives of mothers and babies.

Using Sports to Spread Maternal and Child Health Messages

MamaYe has school-based youth clubs that are actively involved in the advocacy work. These clubs strive to challenge the deeply rooted cultural values and beliefs on maternal health, including myths surrounding pregnancy and blood donation.

Maternal and Newborn Health now part of EJAT

I arrived at this press conference to a fully-packed room. Journalists were punctual and the organisers started the meeting promptly. Newspaper reporters, radio and television journalists, even bloggers were there. I thought to myself, what a start!

National Ebola Recruitment Drive SL

Recruitment for ebola response roles in Sierra Leone. Bringing talent, capability and opportunity together for a community solution to Ebola.

Free Webinars by TechChange on Training of Health workers for Ebola: Protection, Detection and Response

Free interactive webinars in October 2014 from TechChange, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International.

Persistence in the face of an emergency

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

The Survivors that BEAT Ebola

Thirty-five Ebola survivors met last week in Kenema – one of the epicentres of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone - in an ‘Ebola Survivor’s Conference’. The gathering saw to experience sharing discussions, dealing with the aftermath having survived Ebola, and community support efforts.

Koinadaugu - the last district to report an Ebola Case

Koinadugu is one of the northern districts in northern Sierra Leone bordering with Guinea. Since the Ebola outbreak in May, Koinadugu is the last district to quite recently report an Ebola case. Read more about how they were able to prevent an Ebola outbreak in their district for so long and have strng sysmtes in place to mitigate te outbreak.