The Sierra Leone situation brings to mind a gruesome war that left real suffering and extreme poverty among majority of the populace, but particularly the women and children. Its effects are yet to be tackled in a manner that would alleviate the pains associated with it. To redress this sad reality therefore, is the call for a Holistic Sustainable Community Development intervention at the following levels: 1. Commercial Sex Workers 2. Very High Infant and Maternal Mortality 3. HASADiF-SL: (HIV & AIDS Stigma And Discrimination Free – Sierra Leone) 4. Violence and Injury among women and children 5. A specialized Primary Health Care system The Community Health Evangelism Programme undertakes measures in these directions with communities actively participating in and managing projects that address their expressed prioritized needs – in accordance to the basic human rights. With very little ability for community input, the need remains for what the community can genuinely not afford to be provided by outside funding. It is in this regard that I wish interested partners can come on board these ideas stated above to assist the very poor of this nation.
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solomon van kanei