Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first one, may be at greater risk of preterm birth, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Exclusive interview with Lucy Gondor: “There’s still a long way to go for the ordinary women of Sierra Leone”
I can proudly say that the status of women in Kailahun District has improved a lot, thanks to our collective effort as women and other stakeholders, and the invaluable support of SEND Sierra Leone and their partners Christian Aid and Irish Aid.
In the suburbs of Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone, people of all ages and titles, including from the surrounding villages, trooped in small groups to the community barray (hall) at Ngolahun village, Peje Bongre chiefdom, for what seemed to be a very important meeting.
President of The Republic of Sierra Leone and Commander-In-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, RSLAF, Dr Julius Maada Bio, has warned women officer cadets and recruits against politics.
In Sierra Leone women and youth make up more than 70 percent of the population and are the main labour force in the economy, yet they are the most impoverished and least represented in the governance of the country.
The Asmaa James Foundation (AJF) has been able to fundraise for the medical evacuation and treatment of a 5-year-old rape survivor previously at Aberdeen Women’s Center and Emergency Hospital.
UNICEF and WHO are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.