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Women’s leadership gaining momentum in Sierra Leone

6 April 2013 - UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) and the Gender Technical Team has concluded a three day workshop in the northern district headquartered town of Makeni, aimed at improving the performance of female parliamentarians as legislators.

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World Health Day 2013: measure your blood pressure, reduce your risk

3 April 2013 | Geneva - To mark World Health Day on 7 April, WHO is calling for intensified efforts to prevent and control hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Worldwide, high blood pressure is estimated to affect more than one in three adults aged 25 and over, or about one billion people.

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Sierra Leone Embarks on Planning for Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Survey

Sierra Leone will conduct maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE) validation survey in April 2013. The exercise will be conducted in Port Loko District which has been one of the high risk districts in the country and will be carried out by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation with technical and financial support of WHO and UNICEF.

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Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

New York, 21 March 2013 - The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

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Ministry of Health Launches Human Resources for Health Policy and Strategic Plan

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) launched the National Human Resources for Health (HRH) Policy, Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan (2012-2016) and the Human Resources for Health Information System (HRIS) on 13 March 2013.

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UNDP Human Development Report 2013 Launched in Sierra Leone

Freetown, 19 March 2013 — With Sierra Leone recording one of the fastest growth in human development index in African since 2000, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Dr. Samura Kamara has launched the Human Development Report 2013 titled “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” at the State Hall, Parliament building in Freetown, yesterday 19th March 2013, attended by ministers of government, foreign diplomatic missions, members of parliament, senior government officials, civil society activists and representatives from the academia.

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Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority Validates National Road Safety Strategy

The World Health Organization (WHO) supported the Sierra Leone Roads Transport Authority (SLRTA) to validate the National Road Safety Strategic Plan (2013-2015) in a 2 day multi stakeholders’ workshop held from 13-14 March 2013 in Freetown.

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"Violence against women is violence against the state" President Ernest Bai Koroma assured the women

08 March 2013, Freetown - As the women of Sierra Leone stood side by side in solidarity towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, H. E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was standing right beside them, encouraging them to press on, saying “I will deliver more”. During the celebration of the International Women’s Day, 08 March, in Freetown, President Koroma promised the women of Sierra Leone that he will enact the gender equality bill; establish a National Women’s Commission; and address all the issues raised by the women in the Agenda for Prosperity, the country’s third Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper.

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Sierra Leone women to benefit from a $55 million to address HIV/AIDS

08 March 2013, Freetown - The Global Fund on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis has extended a grant of USD 55 million to the government of Sierra Leone to address implementation gaps in the national HIV/AIDS response. The facility has two components, first to address prevention and response to HIV/AIDS and secondly to strengthen health systems in Sierra Leone. The grant is of significant importance to women in accessing services.

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Sierra Leone can become a beacon of what is possible Madam Cherie Blair on International Women's Day

08 March 2013, Freetown - Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women’s rights, Madam Cherie Blair has advised the Government of Sierra Leone to speedily take heed of the women’s call for the enactment of the gender equality bill during the unique celebration of the International Women’s Day. Madam Blair made this call to H. E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and all the other members of his executive, the judiciary and legislative arm of government present at the ceremony during her address to thousands of women from the national and international diaspora, in Freetown.

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