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Contract for the construction of an Ebola Treatment Centre at Gbomsamba village in the Port Loko district has been terminated by the Government of Sierra Leone. Chairman of the Marampa Chiefdom Ebola Task Force, Paul Santigie Sesay aka Santigie Shelly said the decision by Government to discontinue with the contract citing long distance and the[...]

Deputy head of the British Joint Inter Agency Task Force Brigadier Steven McMahon has told Awoko that Sierra Leoneans should lead the fight to eradicate Ebola in the country. He made this statement when he visited the Kerry Town treatment centre under construction. The Brigadier said there are many theories about the Ebola fight as[...]

Chinese CDC laboratory team leader Dr Qian Jun has in an exclusive interview with Awoko said they have done 258 tests in eight days. He made this disclosure at the Jui Hospital where they are working with two mobile laboratories. This comes in as President Koroma told a World Bank Round Table that all the[...]

Ola During Children’s Hospital in the East End of Freetown can now boast of a well-spacious Ebola Isolation Unit outside its hospital premise, following the gratis provision of a portion of land measuring 0.5 acres within Bishop’s Court at Fourah Bah Road, east of Freetown. The Anglican Church provided the land for the construction of[...]

In a bid to support the humanitarian work of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS), an initiative has been launched for the public to voluntarily contribute in cash through Airtel Money to assist Ebola affected victims and other vulnerable groups. National Red Cross Volunteer -Treasurer Jonathan Juana Dash Kamanda chaired the launching ceremony of[...]

British Captain David Morris of the Royal Army Engineers in charge of the Kerry Town treatment center has told Awoko that he is very pleased with the work of the Sierra Leone Army as they are working with the British and the contractor to get the project done in time. The Captain said the British[...]

The family of a 66 year-old Sheik of Dworzark, Ibrahim Kanu, are angry about the treatment meted out to the body of their late father. According to the family, the sheik who died at the Connaught hospital 'Out- Patient ward, on Saturday morning, as he was being treated for Hypertension and Kidney. Speaking to the sons of the late man, Foday Sesay said on Thursday, their father's condition became severe and they took him to the Connaught hospital, where he was being treated by a foreign doctor Dr Daniel. He said they did all the x-ray asked of them and he was never treated for Ebola. “When we arrived at Connaught, they even refused to admit our father in a ward, as they say they have to check if his case is Ebola. He was never put in a ward until he died this morning, when [...]
In Thoradu Village, Kissy Teng, Kailahun district an Ebola survivor, Siaka, is alleged to have infected his wife, Pewah, through sex. This information was disclosed by a member of the Kailahun Women in Governance Network (KWiGN), Juliet Scott, in a telephone interview during the weekend. According to Madam Scott, the Ebola survivor Siaka, after contacting the virus was taken to the Kailahun treatment centre, where he received proper medication from the Medical experts and after being discharged, he was given the necessary precautionary messages including some quantity of condoms to protect his partner, if he wants to have sex with her. She maintained that according to the expert advice, the virus stays in the semen of men and in the breast milk of women, so if the men want to [...]
A community based organization known as Ndaegbomei Social Club Inc that is fully recognized as a vibrant and well meaning community organization by the Queensland Government in Australia has on Wednesday 8th October 2014 donated thirty bags of 50kg of rice to the Kenema District Ebola Task Force and twenty 50kg bags of rice to Kailahun District Ebola Task Force as a way of chipping in the fight against Ebola in the country. The donation ceremony took place at UNICEF office along Maxwell Khobe street in Kenema where other key stakeholders in the district were in attendance. Formally presenting the items the focal person in Kenema district who also double as the regional chairman traders union Thomas Baio says the Ndeagbomei Social club was formed by Sierra Leonean living in [...]
The United States Embassy in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on Friday engaged the media on their role in ensuring that the people get the correct information about the Ebola disease. The training exercise targetted journalists from the four regions across the country, as vehicles carrying vital information to members of the public nationally and internationally. According to Dr. Austin Demby, a Sierra Leonean who has been working in the US CDC for about 24years now, said, as scientists, they rely on members of the Press, as professionals to pass on medical information in relation to the deadly Ebola to members of the public for consumption, as it is necessary for the media to get information from [...]