The Chairman
National AIDS Council
H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma

The Director of NAS - Dr. Brima Kargbo

The Director
National AIDS Secretariat (NAS)
Dr. Brima Kargbo

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President Koroma Calls for Mobilization of In-Country Resources to Sustain Fight against HIV/AIDS Print E-mail
H.E. President Koroma addressing NAC members 7-08-2013

His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has said at the 7th National AIDS Commission (NAC) meeting held at state house on 23rd July 2013 that Sierra Leone has made significant progress towards universal access to HIV/AIDS services as well as meeting the MDG target on HIV/AIDS by 2015.He however noted that mobilization of domestic resources was very much crucial to sustain the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country.

“Our coverage rate on treatment for adult and children infected with HIV rose from 33% in 2010 to about 52% in 2012. Treatment among pregnant HIV positive women increased from 47% in 2011 to 96% in 2012. We have also witnessed recorded increased survival rate among people infected with the disease from 83% in 2010 to 92.6% in 2012”. President Koroma disclosed.

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Sierra Leone Celebrates International Women’s Day Print E-mail

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma stressed his commitment to increasing women’s participation in his government during an event on

UNAIDS Michel Sidibe & President Ernest Bai Koroma after the signing of the grant agreement

8th March 2013, celebrating International Women’s Day in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He said that the many appointments of women to high positions his government has sent “a clear message that discrimination against women no longer has a place in Sierra Leone”. He said, “My government will enact legislation for a 30% quota for women’s participation in governance pretty soon. Gender is not just a social issue but also a development issue. And so we recognize the fact that men and women have to work side by side to achieve sustainable development.”

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Newsflash

Call for Proposal for the Implementation of the kfw Impact Mitigation Component of the HIV/AIDS Prevention program III (HAPP III)

Deadline: 3:PM October 10th, 2013

Background

The Government of Sierra Leone has received a grant from the German Government through KfW to the tune of EUR 6 Million Euro to finance sexual reproductive health Programme for the period 2013 - 2017. The programme includes HIV prevention through social marketing of condoms and behaviour change communication measures as well as Impact Mitigation Fund (IMF) to support  civil society organisations to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) including Female Genital Mutilation.

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