Office of First Lady and UNFPA end three- day forum

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The Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 6th April ended a three-day forum for traditional, religious leaders and young people to advocate for better reproductive health with emphasis on the repositioning of family planning and prevention of teenage pregnancy and early marriage in Sierra Leone . The forum held at the Kailahun District Council hall, attracted participants from the Eastern Region.

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Jonta launch news

Jonta launch news

 

In a bid to support the efforts of the First Lady in reducing teenage pregnancy, the Wife of the Vice President Mrs. Jonta Mummy Foh has launched the project

͚͛Advocacy on Enhanced Completion of Schooling for all Vulnerable Girls

 

with the theme

No Belleh Before and After BECE.

 

The Launching ceremony took place at the Bank Complex Kingtom. Kojo Kwafo Reports

Launching the project the First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma says that the initiative is close to her heart and commended Mrs. Foh, the Ministry of Education and development partners for their collaboration.

In 2013 the First Lady launched the Government of Sierra Leone National Strategy for the Reduction of Teenage pregnancy (2013-2015) under the let girls be girls not mothers initiative.

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The office of the first lady and UN women has officially launched the mano river union first ladies’ initiative with the theme rebranding maternal and child health facilities towards improving access to maternal health service within the context of Ebola.

The office of the first lady and UN women has officially launched the mano river union first ladies’ initiative with the theme rebranding maternal and child health facilities towards improving access to maternal health service within the context of Ebola. The ceremony took place at the Kenema district hospital.

The mano river union first ladies’ initiative is aimed at rebranding maternal and child health facilities towards improving access towards maternal

health service. During the program a huge consignment of assorted medical items provided by the office of the first lady was presented to the maternity unit of the Kenema government hospital. The chairman of the ceremony who doubles as provincial secretary east George pinikis says Sierra Leones maternal and child health care is a strong policy in the Agenda for prosperity. He says the equipment donated to the maternity unit will help enhance efficiency in service delivery at the hospital’s maternity unit. The newly

transferred medical superintendent Dr. Dennis Masuba thanked the office of the first lady for its drive to improve maternal and child health facilities. He encouraged women of child bearing age to make use of the facilities available at the maternity unit.

Mrs. Linda Koroma deputy secretary general mano river union says that they are happy to be part of the initiative especially as it is geared towards improving of child health and maternal facilities amidst the Ebola crisis. She says that they are in solidarity with the government of Sierra Leone noting

that the mano river union was one of the first organizations to give support to the government of Sierra Leone when Ebola struck. She confirms that the union is currently working to adequately respond to post Ebola challenges in the three worst affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

. Women and girls issues must be given due consideration she adds. The deputy minister of health two madam Madina Rahman representing the First Lady says that most of the gains made in the countries health sector have been distorted by the Ebola crisis and that the need to eradicate the disease cannot be over emphasized.

The chief executive director of UN WOMEN launched the pilot project and MRU protocol for infection control.

Mattresses face mask, incubators are just some of the medical items presented.

KOJO KWAFO SLBC

 
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