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Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

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Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

 Freetown, Sunday, 8th August 2021 – Sierra Leone has today received the second batch of 96,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by France and delivered by UNICEF through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Government of Sierra Leone, CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). This French donation to COVAX is a part of Team Europe’s broader effort to ensure equitable access to vaccines in lower- and middle-income countries.
This brings to 192 000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which have been received by Sierra Leone under the COVAX facility.  The first batch of 96 000 doses was delivered on the 8th March 2021 and this helped Sierra Leone to kick start a countrywide vaccination of eligible adults, starting with the frontline workers. The first batch of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has been since fully utilized.
“This further donation from the COVAX Facility will help safeguard Sierra Leone’s population from the consequences of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to saving lives and protecting livelihoods. The Government is appreciative of the efforts made by all partners in the COVAX Facility that has made this donation possible” said Dr. Austin Demby, Minister of Health and Sanitation.
The COVAX Facility has been instrumental in supporting low and middle-income countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines and supporting governments with the development of national vaccination plans, cold chain infrastructure and related operational equipment, logistical materials and medical supplies. to facilitate smooth implementation of the vaccination activities. This first consignment of Oxford AstraZeneca received through the COVAX Facility, together with the consignment of vaccines received through other facilities, have helped reach thousands of eligible adults with the first dose and second dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
In Sierra Leone, this arrival of the new batch of vaccines is timely as the country continues responding to a third wave of COVID-19 and preparing for future eventualities.

MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

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MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS  LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Mohamed Rahman Swaray leading the Sierra Leone delegation was in attendance at the opening ceremony of the 27th Session of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Abidjan Cote d Voire. In the Minister's delegation are: Daniel Kaitibi DG NATCOM, Brima Katta, MD SALPOST, and A. Ben- Foday, Director, NATCOM.

The congress is slated for 9th - 27th August 2021 and is being held at the Prestigious Sofitel Hotel Ivoire.

The UPU is one of the specialised agencies of the UN responsible for Universal Postal Services.

VP Jalloh to Launch SL’s Health Governance and COVID-19 Response Report

VP Jalloh to Launch SL’s Health Governance and COVID-19 Response Report

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VP Jalloh to Launch SL’s Health Governance and COVID-19 Response Report

By Musa Kamara

The Hon Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh will on Thursday, 12th August, 2021 launched the Targeted Review on Sierra Leone’s Health Governance and COVID-19 Response Report at the Bintumani Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Freetown.

This disclosure was made by the Deputy Minister of Political and Public Affairs, Mr Amara Kallon during the usual Thursday Weekly Government Press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown, informing members of the press that, the Government of Sierra Leone is in partnership with the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)  to do the launching.

Information Minister Holds Fruitful Discussions with Egyptian Ambassador

Information Minister Holds Fruitful Discussions with Egyptian Ambassador

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Information Minister Holds Fruitful Discussions with Egyptian Ambassador

By Zacharia Jalloh, Strategic Communications Unit MIC.

Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swaray and His Excellency Ambassador Maher Al-Mahdi Al-Sayed

The Minister of Information and Communications, Mr Mohamed Rahman Swaray on Wednesday 4th August, 2021 held fruitful discussions with the Egyptian Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Maher Al-Mahdi Al-Sayed on the long standing  fraternal relationship between Sierra Leone and Egypt.

Welcoming the Minister at his Wilkinson Road office in Freetown, Ambassador Al-Sayed extended warm and hearty reception to the Minister stating that the bond between Egypt and Sierra Leone had started years back and that both countries have continued to enjoy the cordial cooperation.  

1700 faulty metres in Makeni : Energy Minister says during assessment

1700 faulty metres in Makeni : Energy Minister says during assessment

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1700 faulty metres  in Makeni : Energy Minister says during assessment

By B W. Bockarie: Strategic Communications Unit Ministry of Information & Communications

A from the Energy Ministry and the oversight committee in Parliament, led by the Minister Alhaji Kanja Sesay last week visited Makeni to assess electricity generation and supply issues in the city.

Making a courtesy call on the Makeni City Mayor Mrs. Sunkari Kamara, the Minister expressed displeasure at the over 1700 faulty metres that were discovered in Makeni by a combined team of EGTC/EDSA staff who were earlier sent by the Energy Ministry on a fact finding mission.

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