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Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Government of Japan announces 2020 grant of USD 254,545 for malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Government of Japan announces 2020 grant of USD 254,545 for malnutrition treatment in Sierra Leone

AFRICA, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, japan, Sierra Leone
The Government of Japan has committed a new contribution of USD 254,545 to improve the coverage of critical Severe and Acute Malnutrition treatment services and thereby reduce child mortality in Sierra Leone.   This commitment was formalised at a time when Government of Sierra Leone, Government of Japan and UNICEF are acknowledging the successful implementation of the project “Addressing critical gaps in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in four high burden districts”, which Japan funded to the tune of US$ 1.5 million in 2019. “The Government of Sierra Leone remains is gratified of this sustained cooperation we are sustaining with the Government of Japan to keep the most vulnerable children healthy and protected from the effects of malnutrition,” said the Minister of ...
Coronavirus – Seychelles: Chinese Embassy in Seychelles donates medical supplies to Seychelles

Coronavirus – Seychelles: Chinese Embassy in Seychelles donates medical supplies to Seychelles

AFRICA, ASIA, China, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
This batch of medical supplies includes 20,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 2,040 medical isolation eye patches, 710 sterilized protective suits and 700 shoe covers On 8th May, the Chinese embassy in Seychelles donated medical supplies to the Department of Health to support the Seychelles’ efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This batch of medical supplies includes 20,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 2,040 medical isolation eye patches, 710 sterilized protective suits and 700 shoe covers. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, with the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has been advancing international cooperation in various forms and providing assistance to other countries in urgent need within its capacity and out of humanitarian considerations. Throughout Seyche...
Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: UNICEF signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sierra Leone Football Association and local football players on COVID-19 sensitisation and awareness

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: UNICEF signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sierra Leone Football Association and local football players on COVID-19 sensitisation and awareness

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Sierra Leone
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a joint communication and advocacy campaign, which will see local football players engaged in public sensitisation around the Corona Virus disease (Covid-19). The MoU will guide UNICEF and SLFA on how to jointly use print, audio and video platforms to disseminate accurate information on how to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and to encourage everyone to take personal responsibility to contain the outbreak in the country. Campaign messages will also help people to identify and respond to the secondary impacts of COVID-19 such as exploitation and abuse of children, disruptions in learning and limitations on social interactions. “COVID-...
Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Returned Migrants in Sierra Leone Use Music and Ebola Experience to Combat COVID-19

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Returned Migrants in Sierra Leone Use Music and Ebola Experience to Combat COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
Talented young returned migrants from Sierra Leone, Henry Bessman (Henry B), Ibrahim Kargbo (Adkay) and Abdul Karim Sankoh (Gift), used their creative skills to write and record Corona virus is real, an original song about Covid-19. The song is available in English and Krio and aims to inspire people in Sierra Leone to take this virus seriously and protect themselves. The young men took the initiative to write the song to raise awareness about the virus in a way that people will pay attention to. They sing, “We are calling everybody, please listen to this message… please don’t ignore this message… let us say no to this virus, let us kick it out of this world.” The song also shares practical information about hygiene, physical distancing and mask-wearing measures. The chorus of the s...
Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Status update for COVID-19

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Status update for COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone has discharged six (6) COVID-19 patients after meeting the criteria of testing negative to the two tests conducted 24 hours apart. They have been discharged to go home, whilst monitoring of their status continues. Cumulative total number of positive confirmed cases COVID-19 is 35. There is no death reported and currently 29 COVID-19 cases admitted are being managed in isolation centers and are in stable condition. The total number of persons quarantined is 516, and 1,034 have been discharged from quarantine. The government encouraged members of the public to call 117 if they have fever, tiredness and cough. The public is strongly advised to wear cloth facemask in all public spaces including government offices, hospitals, markets and transport servi...
Coronavirus – Seychelles: United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes available to Seychelles’ government Avani Barbarons resort as additional facility in fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Seychelles: United Arab Emirates (UAE) makes available to Seychelles’ government Avani Barbarons resort as additional facility in fight against COVID-19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Dubai, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Sierra Leone
The facility which is equipped with 124 rooms, one large conference room and a few breakaway rooms will help the Department of Health amidst the scarcity of resources for its frontlinersUnder the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the ‘Avani Barbarons Seychelles Resort’ will be made available to the Government of Seychelles to be used by the Department of Health as a facility to accommodate their  health personnel and supporting frontline service members, in the efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.The facility which is equipped with 124 rooms, one large conference room and a few breakaway rooms will help the Department of Health amidst the scarcity of resources for its frontline...
AFRICA: Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to visit Sierra Leone to discuss nutrition, development plan

AFRICA: Bank President Akinwumi Adesina to visit Sierra Leone to discuss nutrition, development plan

AFRICA, Business, Sierra Leone
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 11, 2020/ -- Who: African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org)  What: President Akinwumi Adesina to hold discussions with President Julius Maada Bio Where: Sierra Leone When: 11 to 13 March 2020 Following a meeting with the President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio at the AU Summit in February 2020, President Akinwumi Adesina will make a visit to the country, from 11 to 13 March. The visit presents an opportunity to deepen discussions on several fronts, particularly on how the Bank can assist Sierra Leone to implement the 2019-2023 National Development Plan, which focuses on human capital development. Both presidents will use the visit to discuss the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative, which work...
INTERNATIONAL: Chinese Embassy launches Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques in Freetown

INTERNATIONAL: Chinese Embassy launches Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques in Freetown

AFRICA, China, INTERNATIONAL, Sierra Leone
In recent years, human resources development has been one of the highlights in the cooperation between China and Sierra LeoneFREETOWN, Sierra Leone, January 17, 2020/ -- On 14th of January 2020, the launching ceremony of Training Course on Pottery Production Techniques was held at Goderich Campus of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported by the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education of the Sierra Leonean government, and it aims to improve the pottery production skills of 45 participants who are from different areas of Freetown.The ceremony was graced by Mr. Zhang Xueqian, Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Dr. Victor Massaquoi, Director of ...