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Concept: Joseph Saidu Momoh


Mortality surveillance and vital registration are limited in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest mortality rates among children aged <5 years worldwide, approximately 120 deaths per 1,000 live births (1,2). To inform efforts to strengthen surveillance, stillbirths and deaths in children aged <5 years from multiple surveillance streams in Bombali Sebora chiefdom were retrospectively reviewed. In total, during January 2015-November 2016, 930 deaths in children aged <5 years were identified, representing 73.3% of the 1,269 deaths that were expected based on modeled estimates. The "117" telephone alert system established during the Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic captured 683 (73.4%) of all reported deaths in children aged <5 years, and was the predominant reporting source for stillbirths (n = 172). In the absence of complete vital events registration, 117 call alerts markedly improved the completeness of reporting of stillbirths and deaths in children aged <5 years.

Concepts: Death, Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, Temne people, Northern Province, Sierra Leone, Bombali District, Makeni, Joseph Saidu Momoh


to explore the factors influencing women’s use of birth waiting homes in the Northern Bombali district, Sierra Leone.

Concepts: Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, Bombali District, Joseph Saidu Momoh