Written by Abdul Samba Brima / Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:23
The Acting Deputy Registrar of Births and Deaths Department says the annual Births and Deaths report for 2010 shows an increase in live and stillbirths in the country. Johnson Kargbo was speaking to CTN on Monday, while explaining last year’s Births and Deaths annual report.   He said that an increase in live births was recorded in the country.   He attributed the increase in live births to the government’s free healthcare scheme.   Mr. Kargbo said they also recorded a decrease in the number of deaths for all ages in 2010.            
Written by Patrick Jakema / Tuesday, 04 January 2011 13:48
Police in Bo have arrested two people accused of   stealing drugs from the Bo Government   Hospital.
Written by Abubakarr Bah / Saturday, 01 January 2011 13:07
Cleaners attached to Freetown’s biggest maternal health facility- the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) or Cottage, on Friday went on strike, protesting against the non-payment of a four month salary backlog.
Written by Vandi Bawoh / Friday, 31 December 2010 12:02
Sierra Leone’s Consultant psychiatrist in the health ministry, Dr Edward Nahim says a Chinese made tea, locally called “Attaya’” is a “very dangerous drug.” Dr. Nahim told CTN that the tea contains alkaloid- a mixture of gunpowder and caffeine.
Written by Abubakarr Bah / Monday, 20 December 2010 16:05
The Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) have benefited from a supply of medical equipment worth US$10,000 donated by Auradicals Foundation International, a new charity. A founding member of the foundation, Alhassan Kargbo told Journalists in Freetown that they got funds from individual contributions from members of the Auradicals in Sierra Leone and the Diaspora to support the fight against infant mortality which he said was high. Mr. Kargbo urged staff of the PCMH to utilize the equipment for their intended purposes. He added that the Auradicals Foundation International is also supporting the fight against Corruption in Sierra Leone, which he described as “a wicked problem which played a pivotal role in the country’s decade long civil conflict.”He said that was the reason the Auradicals Foundation conducted an essay competition that focused on the steps in combating corruption in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kargbo said about five students computed in this year’s Auradicals Foundation International Essay Competition. He said Bobson James Sesay of IPAM won the star prize of one million Leones, while Momoh Nyallay of the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) grabbed the second prize with five hundred thousand Leones. Tamba Komba, graduate of Fourah Bay College seized the third position with three hundred thousand Leones.  

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