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Sierra Leone News
The Sierra Leonean government of President Ernest Bai Kromah has increased the national fiscal budget, with more money being allocated to infrastructural development in 2012.
The President’s development platform code named, Agenda for Change will be entering its fifth year and the final year of his first term in office.
Kuwait has given US$15m to upgrade a children’s hospital and boost other projcts in Sierra Leone's health sector.
This was disclosed during the week by Sierra Leone Health and Sanitation Minister, Haja Zainab Bangura.
The government of Sierra Leone has kicked off an investment conference on Development and Transformation in the country.
Blind people in Sierra Leone have been holding programs to celebrate World White Cane Day, which is set aside to raise public awareness about the condition of blindness and the importance of the white cane used by blind people to move about.
Sierra Leone is moving gradually into harnessing its renewable energy capacity, with the launch recently of the Makeni Ethanol power plant in the north of the country.
Some health workers in Sierra Leone have been arrested by police for allegedly stealing a consignment of drugs intended for the Sierra Leonean government’s free health care scheme.
A new anti malaria drug has been introduced in Sierra Leone called, Colart Artemether/Lumefantrime.
It was produced by the pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline.
Sierra Leone is ranked 180 on a list of 187 countries in the latest United Nations Human Development Index.
In Sierra Leone, the race towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, started in 1990 in earnest but the country lost the first decade of the fight to achieving the MDGs due to a devastating conflict.
The Young Women Christians Association (YWCA) in Sierra Leone has called for a world where there is sustained peace and democratic values can thrive under women’s leadership.