PARLIAMENT APPROVES NEW MINISTER OF HEALTH

The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 9th February 2021 approved with unanimity the Tenth Report of its Committee on Appointments and Public Service, chaired by the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Mathew Sahr Nyuma.The Following presidential nominee was approved by Parliament: Dr Austin Demby- Minister of Health and Sanitation Seconding the motion, the […]

National School Of Midwifery (NSM) Graduation and Prize-Giving Ceremony at CATCO Conference Hall

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 30 January 2021–  The National School of Midwifery today held its thirty-fourth graduation ceremony for 102 state certified midwives after they completed 18 months of intensive training in midwifery. The theme for this year’s graduation ceremony was “Midwives with Women: Celebrate, Demonstrate, Mobilise and Unite – Our time is now!”  Keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony, Acting Minister of Health and […]

Universal Health Coverage – UHC

Sierra Leone is a West African country with a population of 6 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 45 years (male) and 46 years (female). A debilitating 11-year-long civil war ended in 2002, leaving the country’s health system much weakened. The government announced the Free Health Care Initiative in 2010. In 2014 […]