Health Issues...17.2% Sierra Leoneans Drink Alcohol On A Daily Basis
Posted by Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya on Jun 15, 2010, 16:17
A survey conducted by the Office of Postgraduate Training and Non-Communicable Diseases and Research at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation indicate that 17.2% of Sierra Leoneans are consuming alcohol almost on a daily basis in the country. This was revealed by the Director of Office of Postgraduate
Millennium Development Goals Fulfillment…What Will Sierra Leone Report at the New York Summit?
Posted by Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya on Mar 23, 2010, 04:37
The fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals in Sierra Leone before the targeted period of 2015 is at threat in the country. In Sierra Leone, day hardly comes without hearing cases of child health, maternal health and other reported cases
The Success and Sustainability of Free Medical Service Scheme for Mothers and Children in Sierra Leone
Posted by on Feb 28, 2010, 10:32
Some times last year, I wrote an article advocating for the removal of user-fees from our health care system in an attempt to primarily reduce the high levels of infant and maternal mortalities as well as improving the health and well-being of all; and hence bolster our economic development. I informed my readers at the time that, user-fees are donor-driven based on the argument
Inside The Sierra Leone Brewery
Posted by on Jan 13, 2010, 06:00
Stench, dirty floors with rats and cockroaches running from one direction to another in search of petty foods on the dirty floors and in every corners of the building clearly show the unhygienic condition products of the Sierra Leone Brewery are produced. The offending odour of rotten items oozing out is enough
NEGLIGENCE AT STAR BEER BREWERY:A POINTER TO HEALTH HARZARDS
Posted by on Jan 13, 2010, 05:53
The publication in this pres on 11th January 2010, of a contaminated sealed Star Beer bottle does not only focus attention on manufacturing industries in Sierra Leone but calls for considerable concern in the paramount interest of the Health of persons who make it a point of duty to have a pint or two of this product almost compellingly every evening after work.
Photo Of The Week...What's In A Beer Bottle
Posted by on Jan 11, 2010, 02:13
A prominent Sierra Leonean socialite got the shock of his life last weekend at a Central Freetown Night club when he got more than what he bargained for all in the name of quenching his thirst with the Sierra Leone Brewery Star Brand beer.
|The Contentious Beer Bottle....What You Never Bargained For|
Sierra Leone and The Migration of Our Health Care Workers
Posted by Alhassan Fouard Kanu on Dec 23, 2009, 07:19
As our president was witnessing the graduation of our future leaders few days ago, so do the young graduates (especially nurses and doctors), were simultaneously preparing to abandon the people they were trained to serve for lucrative opportunities abroad. Sierra Leone is facing a shortage of health care workers
Thinking Pink.... Breast Cancer Foundation in Sierra Leone
Posted by Roland Bankole Marke on Sep 9, 2009, 00:11
Breast cancer is a serious nightmare in Sierra Leone that affects both men and women. But access to medical facilities is not easily available, sometimes non existence. I spoke to the founder of Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation Mrs. Cremelda Pratt about this foundation. The following extract is from an insightful interview I had with her
|Thinking Pink Campaign at The National Stadium in Sierra Leone|
The Abandoned Force: The Community Health Officer In Sierra Leone
Posted by Alhassan Fouard Kanu (Community Health Officer)UK on Aug 25, 2009, 11:31
The title of this article may bring to mind the civil fighters/hunters: the Kamajors, the Donsos, theTamaborohs and many others, who, during the height of the war in Sierra Leone, partnered the national security forces and the intervention forces (ECOMOG and UNAMSIL) to repel the rebels. They were lured into believing that, their effort to end the war and principally to restore the deposed government
Sierra Leonean Honoured For Rehabilitating War Damaged Masanga Hospital
Posted by on Aug 23, 2009, 12:49
A London based Sierra Leonean Diaspora charity group has been given a major financial boost – thanks to the work of one of its volunteers, based at BT’s intellectual property rights department. Dr Edward Cole’s dedication was recognised, Sir Mike Rake, BT’s Chairman, at the Chairman’s awards. These awards are the highest accolade of one of the company’s longest running and highly regarded employee Charity Schemes, BT Community Champions
Social Determinants of Health: The Case of Slum Dwellers in Freetown
Posted by Alhassan Fouard Kanu on Aug 14, 2009, 03:59
The World Health Organisation defined Health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being”. On the basis of this definition, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, in 1986 declared that health is “created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life; where they learn, work, play, and love”. The approach to health through the conditions in which people live and work is referred to as social determinants of health.
|Kroo Bay Slum....Homes Inundated With Filthy Water During The Rains|
World Asthma Day (5 May 2009) Asthma Control is Appalling in Most Countries
Posted by on May 4, 2009, 00:53
More than 300 million people around the world have asthma, and the disease imposes a heavy burden on individuals, families, and societies.The Global Burden of Asthma Report, indicates that asthma control often falls short and there are many barriers to asthma control around the world. Proper long-term management of asthma will permit most patients to achieve good control of their disease.
Global Health Campaign…Kidney for Sale
Posted by on Mar 11, 2009, 01:49
World Kidney Day, to be held on March 12, is part of a global health campaign meant to alert us of the impact of kidney disease. Sadly, there is little to celebrate. According to the International Society of Nephrology, kidney disease affects more than 500 million people worldwide, or 10% of the adult population. With more people developing high blood pressure and diabetes (key risks for kidney disease), the picture will only worsen. There are 1.8 million new cases of the most serious form of kidney disease – renal failure – each year.
A Spoonful of Sugar Can Help Fight Malaria
Posted by on Feb 22, 2009, 20:12
Nearly 800,000 children die every year from malaria. In Africa, malaria combined with hypoglycaemia causes many of these children to die before they get to a health care facility, where they could access life saving intravenous treatment. A clinical trial conducted in Mali, with the support of Antenna Technologies, suggests that placing a spoonful of sugar under the child's tongue can be effective and moreover much simpler than glucose
Skin Bleaching in Sierra Leone.......A Bundle of Medical Complications
Posted by Teddy Foday Musa on Feb 12, 2009, 14:55
I am a Sierra Leonean by birth and nationality. I have lived abroad and recently went back home as a volunteer expatriate for a three month assignment. I was attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security. My volunteer expatriate services were geared toward enhancing modern technological communication skills within the ministry and amongst its agricultural partners and stake-holders
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