UN Agencies Appeal for Help to Fight Malaria in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization and UNICEF are seeking

for Sierra Leone. The United Nations agencies blamed the rising number of related deaths to a shortage of anti-malaria medicines and other supplies. "The fundamental thing is to strengthen the procurement and supply system," said Rumishael Shoo, head of child survival and development at UNICEF-Sierra Leone.

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  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.