Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone introduces Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer

Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women with an estimated 266,000 deaths and 528,000 new cases each year

In a move to protect adolescent girls from cervical cancer, the Government of Sierra Leone today introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to the routine immunisation schedule and launched the start of a campaign to reach 153,991 girls with the vaccine. The introduction of HPV vaccine is one of the…

Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Chinese Ambassador Takes Formal Leave of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Assures of a Strengthened and Reliable China-Sierra Leone Friendship

President Julius Maada Bio thanked the outgoing Chinese Ambassador, on behalf of himself, his family, the government and the people of Sierra Leone, for all that he had done to strengthen their profound bilateral relationship

Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Hu Zhangliang, has taken formal leave of His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio, at the end of his three-and-a-half-year tour of duty in the country. Ambassador Hu, while thanking the President for the opportunity accorded him to bid farewell to the government…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

Celebrating 60 years in Sierra Leone, United States (U.S.) Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in

Prior to their swearing in, the Volunteers completed a 10-week training course that included instruction in Krio language, technical and cultural training

On its 60th Anniversary in Sierra Leone, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer swore in the latest cohort Peace Corps Volunteers at the Peace Corps Training Center in Kambia, in the presence of Honorable Ministers of Health & Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby, Resident Minister northwest region, Alhaji Alpha Khan, and Deputy Minister of…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Honorable Timothy Kabba of the Republic of Sierra Leone to Attend Africa Oil Week 2022

Strongest presence of Ministers and Government officials – only at Africa Oil Week

Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) is proud to announce Hon. Timothy Kabba of the Republic of Sierra Leone is set to attend Africa Oil Week. The Minister of Mineral Resources for the Republic of Sierra Leone is attending the leading Oil and Gas event - held in heart of Cape Town.…

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Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone to Shape Upstream Dialogue as a Bronze Sponsor at African Energy Week 2022

The African Energy Chamber is proud to announce that the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone will participate at African Energy Week 2022 as a bronze sponsor, shaping discussions on the challenges and opportunities present across the continent’s the upstream sector

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone will be coming to Cape Town to attend and participate at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) conference and exhibition - Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas sector which will take place from October 18 – 21 -…

Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio, First Lady Fatima Bio Register to Vote in 2023 Elections, Say Democracy Is the Alternative to Violence

President Julius Maada Bio further noted that because the registration was part of the elections, calling on whosoever was of voting age to complete the registration process to be able to vote

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and First Lady Fatima Bio, have completed their voter registrations, which commenced today 3 September and will last till 4 October 2022, assuring Sierra Leoneans that democracy is the alternative to violence.  At the Military Hockey Pitch, one of the centers on Wilberforce,…

Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Improving midwifery capacity and standards to curb death of mothers and babies

Preventable death of mothers and young children is still a big public health challenge in many low and middle-income countries including the participating countries

Over 80 maternal and child health experts from around the world have concluded a meeting in Freetown aimed at improving midwifery education. The body of experts included health authorities of Sierra Leone, Malawi, Bolivia, Pakistan and India, WHO and other global health partners. Their deliberations focused on finding workable strategies…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

United States (U.S.) Training Program Graduates 35 New “Disease Detectives” in Sierra Leone

The U.S. government, through CDC, is committed to supporting impactful programs like FETP in Sierra Leone

On August 29, 2022, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer joined the Ministry of Health and Sanitation leadership and other dignitaries to congratulate graduates of the Field Epidemiology Training Program, which trains “disease detectives” to investigate outbreaks of disease and find ways to prevent future outbreaks. The 12th cohort of the Frontline level…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Sierra Leone: End impunity for female genital mutilation, say United Nations (UN) experts

The UN experts urged the Government of Sierra Leone to establish a comprehensive set of legal prohibitions

UN human rights experts* today called for stronger measures to prevent and penalise female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, following criminal proceedings about the death of a 21-year-old student who was subject to the brutal practice in the Bonthe District. “Female genital mutilation is a grave form of violence against…

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Our Africa by Merck Foundation TV Program now on LNTV, Liberia; AYV, Sierra Leone and ZNBC, Zambia after a huge success on GH One TV, Ghana; NTV, Uganda and KTN, Kenya

‘Our Africa by Merck Foundation’ is a pan-African TV program that is conceptualized, produced, directed, and co-hosted by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation to feature African Fashion Designers, Singers, and prominent experts from various domains

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) broadcasted “Our Africa” TV Program on LNTV, Liberia, AYV, Sierra Leone and ZNBC, Zambia to address Social and Health issues through African Fashion and Art; Our Africa by Merck Foundation TV Program now on LNTV, Liberia; AYV, Sierra Leone and ZNBC, Zambia after a huge success on GH…