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    • The Ambassador of the United States to Sierra Leone (right) and the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (Left) at the official handing over event of the vaccine
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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone Receives 113,490 Pfizer Vaccines Donated by the US Government via COVAX Facility

The COVAX Facility has been instrumental in ensuring that COVID-19 vaccines are available in Sierra Leone to protect people

The United States Government, through the COVAX Facility, has boosted the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in Sierra Leone, with a donation of 113,490 doses of the Pfizer vaccines.  This generous contribution from the US Government comes within a week of Sierra Leone receiving consignments of 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson…

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    • L-R: The US Ambassador to Sierra Leone and the Minister of Health and Sanitation at the official handing over of the J&J COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US Government to Sierra Leone
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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone receives 151,200 J&J COVID-19 vaccines donated by US Govt. via COVAX Facility

This brings to 838 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which have been received by Sierra Leone under the COVAX facility

The United States Government has donated 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone to help accelerate the current COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country. The United States has made this donation through the COVAX facility, a global coalition co-led by the WHO, Gavi, the Global Vaccines Alliance…

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    • In Freetown, the Special Representative ANNADIF Reaffirmed the Commitment of the United Nations to Continue to Support Sierra Leone in its Tireless Efforts to Consolidate National Reconciliation, Democracy and Development
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In Freetown, the Special Representative ANNADIF Reaffirmed the Commitment of the United Nations to Continue to Support Sierra Leone in its Tireless Efforts to Consolidate National Reconciliation, Democracy and Development

This visit was part of his familiarization tour in the sub region in his new capacity as of Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UNOWAS

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF has concluded his visit to Sierra Leone. This visit was part of his familiarization tour in the sub region in his new capacity as of Special Representative…

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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone steps up countrywide COVID-19 vaccination

Sierra Leone’s revised COVID-19 response plan aims to reach 20% of the 4.2 million eligible population with the vaccine by the end of 2021

With improved supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Sierra Leone has commenced intensified vaccination exercise to bolster protection among its eligible population against the disease. In March 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination was launched by President Julius Maada Bio who received the first shot alongside other prominent senior citizens, government officials and partners…

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    • UN Resident Coordinator discusses Culture & Tourism with Minister Pratt
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UN Resident Coordinator discusses Culture & Tourism with Minister Pratt

Underscored the importance of tourism in achieving Sierra Leone’s development priorities

Mr Ahonsi expressed concern over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi, at a meeting on Tuesday with the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Ms Memunatu Pratt, underscored the importance of tourism in achieving Sierra Leone’s development priorities. The two met at…

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    • Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa
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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 Countries & Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia,…

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Ebola vaccine booster doses underway in Sierra Leone

An estimated 16,127 beneficiaries including health workers, and high-risk groups in border communities and the major referral public and private hospitals are being prioritised

Ebola booster dose vaccination kicks 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…

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Sierra Leonean youth chart the way forward on food systems innovation on International Youth Day 2021

A series of youth-led dialogues focused on the theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” were held

Global food systems, across regions and countries, are not working enough for everyone. With young people comprising two-thirds of the country’s population, Sierra Leone joined the rest of the world in a weeklong celebration of International Youth Day (IYD) 2021.  A series of youth-led dialogues focused on the theme “Transforming…

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FAO reinforces Sierra Leone’s capacities on joint health risk assessment

The workshop will enable participants to identify targeted risk communication and management options to be implemented at the human-animal-environmental interface, under a one Health Approach

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the World Animal Health Organisation and One Health Platform in Sierra Leone supported the establishment and strengthening of the Joint Risk Assessment (JRA) throught a five-day workshop which started on 26 August, attended by 30 participants drawn from the Ministry of…