WHO concludes joint Operational Planning Retreat with Ministry of Health and Sanitation

SIERRA LEONE – The World Health Organization Country Office in Sierra Leone has concluded a two-day high level technical and operational planning retreat with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to develop and validate the key priorities for the Organization’s 2022-2023 biennial Operational Work Plan. The consultative process facilitated strategic discussions on aligning the Organization’s two years activities with the health priorities of the government of Sierra Leone. Every other year, Country Offices of the World Health Organization develop their operational plans informed by the Organization’s General Programme of Work.…

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Sierra Leone rolls out Ebola vaccine boosters for high risk groups

SIERRA LEONE – Ebola booster dose vaccination has kicked off in Sierra Leone following administration of the prime dose of the Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in May this year. Frontline health workers, practitioners of traditional medicines or traditional healers and commercial motor bike riders who received the first dose are now being given their second jab to maximize their protection against the disease. The target beneficiaries have been identified as high-risk groups and selected for preventive vaccination to protect them in the event there comes a cross border transmission…

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AI company Macro-Eyes secures US$2m funding to expand in two additional countries

SIERRA LEONE – Macro-Eyes, a machine learning company increasing access to care, has received US$2.1 million in funding to expand the deployment of STRIATA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone and to expand into two additional countries. This additional funding will support two years of STRIATA deployment in Sierra Leone. Strategic rollout and preliminary use cases are being guided by the MoHS through the Intelligent Health Systems Technical Working Group facilitated by Macro-Eyes. The expansion in Sierra Leone will focus on integrating the…

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UNFPA supports Ministry of Health with equipment critical in building a strong healthcare work force

SIERRA LEONE – The United Nations Population Fund- UNFPA has donated to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation medical equipment critical to supporting emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC service provision) and in the screening and management of cervical cancer. The equipment donated includes cryotherapy apparatus, carbon dioxide gas cylinders, fetal dopplers, hemocoel, sterilizers, vaginal speculums- different types and sizes, forceps- different types and sizes, instrument trays, and gynecological models. The agency in collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone has been providing maternal and newborn health services including Emergency…

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