Tagged: Sierra Leone

Policy Paper
Women fill in a monitoring and evaluation report card. Photo: Cecile Untemaehrer
Press Release
Oxfam emergency latrine construction at Lumley Hopsital, Freetown. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam will be flying out eight tons of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country.

Press Release

Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreak in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly in the next month.

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Sierra Leone used to be the worst place in the world to give birth. On 28 April last year, the government of Sierra Leone took a huge step in the fight to reduce maternal and child deaths by making health care free for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five.

Press Release
Nurse, Margaret Ganga, takes the blood pressure of Grace Banda, who had a caesarian section after difficulties during labour at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.

Campaign article
Mohammed Kamara (40) cares for his two sons and his wife's sister's child, Ibrahim Tarawallie (3). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Investment in maternal health and improvements in the efficiency of spending could help save lives.

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