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Sierra Leone now has a cancer registry

Posted by RCG-SL on June 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

With years of hard work, dedication and lobbying for cancer and other non-communicable diseases to be prioritized in our health policies, Sierra Leone now has acancer registry with objectives to look at all cases of cancer in the country.

This is a positive step in the campaign against cancer in the country, though the registry faces challenges, yet its existence is reassurance that Sierra Leone is indeed taking the cancer menace seriously.

Just recently, the country’s only ...

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Saudi Prince Donates to Free Health Care and Youth

Posted by RCG-SL on June 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Inrecognition of the tireless efforts being made by the leadership of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in improving the health sector as well as promoting youthemployment and empowerment, His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal BinAbdulaziz Alsaud yesterday donated the sum of $USD 1million to complimentgovernment's efforts in providing free health care and addressing youthemployment and empowerment in Sierra Leone.

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Nigeria Joins G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

Posted by RCG-SL on June 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Nigeria’s Minister for Agricultureand Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina,) attended G8 Food Security andNutrition events this weekend where Nigeria was announced as a partner countryin the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a G8 initiative tocatalyze private-sector investment in African agriculture.

Speaking at the New Alliance meetingas the representative of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Minister Adesinanoted that inclusion in this global partnership of G...

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As PHUs walk miles to reachout to the communities?Safroko embraces polio vaccination

Posted by RCG-SL on June 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

SafrokoLimba Chiefdom is reported to have embraced the ‘Mami en Pikin well body week’with thousands of women and children thronging community centres to getvaccination amidst poor road network.

The CommunityHealth officer of the Binkolo Health Centre, Andrew Seasy, made this disclosureduring the ‘Mami en Pikin well body week’ organized by the Ministry of Healthand Sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, Rotary International andother development partners.

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US student intervenes to help build pupils reading skills

Posted by RCG-SL on May 25, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Virginia State University student, Sierra Leonean born UScitizen, Yainkain Kallon, is in Sierra Leone to help empower school pupils inneed with the provision of reading materials to various primary schools in thecountry.

“Every child should be able to go to school and to learn,”she said while teaching reading skills to pupils of the Wellington Orphanageprimary school yesterday in Freetown.

Kallon, who has brought with her thousands of reading booksand other educational...

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World Cancer Day February 4 photoes in Fretown

Posted by RCG-SL on February 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Rowaca Cancer Group-Siera Leone, Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation, Well Woman Clinic, Crusaders Club Ministry and the National Cancer registry on Monday 4, February commemorates World Cancer Day.


February 4, 2013: Cancer - Did you know?? ?our resolve to mitigate cancer in Sierra Leone

Posted by RCG-SL on January 26, 2013 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Sierra Leone isexperiencing an increase in the cases of cancer, especially breast cancer,which so far is the only cancer ailment that could be easily diagnosed andremedial measures proffered by care givers or medical doctors to save the livesof patients.

However, Majorityof Sierra Leoneans are still ignorant of the many other cases- yet are causingso much damage to the lives of our brothers and sisters; a reason why we arecalling upon the Government to prioritize cancer in the health po...

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Noncommunicable diseases

Posted by RCG-SL on December 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Key facts: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill more than 36 million people each year. Nearly 80% of NCD deaths - 29 million - occur in low- and middle-income countries.

More than nine million of all deaths attributed to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) occur before the age of 60; 90% of these "premature" deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries.Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17 million people annually, followed by cancers (7.6 million), respiratory d...

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Facts About Lung Cancer

Posted by RCG-SL on November 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Culled from http://www.idph.state.il.us

How common is lung cancer in women?

Lung cancer is the largest single cause of cancer deaths in the United States. For years, men were at higher risk for lung cancer because of higher smoking rates. However, with more women smoking, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer in 1987 as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Over the last two decades, lung cancer deaths have increased 150 percent in...

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Sierra Leone Ranked 180 Out of 187

Posted by RCG-SL on November 2, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

SierraLeone’s economic stability has again lifting its Human Development Index (HDI)standing to 180 with Burkina Faso, Liberia and five others, trailing behind.

Thereport: ‘Fighting climate change and inequalities key to progress in Africa’, publishedby the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) stated that steady advances inhuman development in sub-Saharan Africa could stall and even reverse unlessbold steps are taken to reduce environmental risks and inequalities ...

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Hungry Mad People May Soon Rampage Freetown ..as Junior staff at Kissy Mental Hospital goes on strike

Posted by RCG-SL on October 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Angry and frustrated junior staff of the Kissy Mental Hospital has embarked on an indefinite protest action demanding the payment of their risk allowance.

This had resulted to the patients left unattended and locked up in their various wards the rest of the day without food and medicare.

The disappointed staff said despite so many efforts of complaining to the authorities about their predicament and the worrying situation they continue to face while on duty no effort was made to a...

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Sierra Leone's President at New York NASDAQ

Posted by RCG-SL on September 30, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

By Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu

An auspicious and historic event that will havedramatic effects on the investment climate in Sierra Leone took place in NewYork on Saturday.

President Ernest Bai Koroma was at the NASDAQ NewYork Stock Exchange –and his transformational presence forced the worldfinancial markets to bounce back after a rough week.

President Koroma was invited to officially ring TheNASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell at exactly 4:00 pm when the markets close forth...

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