The blog was written by Ramatu Jalloh, the Coordinator for the Scaling Up Nutrition and Immunization Civil Society Platform, hosted by FOCUS 1000.
So, as the mid- term budget review meeting of the 46th session of parliament is underway in the Capital Lilongwe, we are calling on parliamentarians to consider revising upward the health sector budget.
Last week, the World Health Organization said that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Three urgent actions are critical now for the well-being of women and children in Zika-affected countries.
“It was not my wish to get married at the age of 11. My family had nothing. We were sleeping on empty stomachs. My parents could not even afford a single exercise book for me. The best I thought I could do was to find a man who could marry me and then help feed my parents” explained tearful Esther Simwela.
A coalition of civil society women called ‘wi d woman dem’ have published 16 points presentation justifying why the Government of Sierra Leone must signed the Safe Abortion Law in Sierra Leone.