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Since the enactment of the National Ebola Response Centre, the Western Area Burial Team has reported 100% success with total of 359 burials cases in the Western Area. This was disclosed to Awoko Newspaper by Western Area Burial Commander, Lt Col. Alimamy O. Kamara, stationed at the NERC Command Centre, British Council. According to Lt[...]

The President Ernest Bai Koroma had engaged over fifty survivors of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Bombali district during his recent visit to the district during which he described survivors of the EVD anywhere in the country as “ambassadors” of the numerous success stories the country has registered in the course of its fight[...]

United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says the Ebola scourge will be contained soonest, as the International Community scale up their response. The U.S, envoy made this statement yesterday at the Radisson Blu Hotel Mammy Yoko at Aberdeen in Freetown. She said they are providing the largest support by working with[...]

The Chairman of the National Health Service Commission, who also owns a private clinic in the centre of Freetown, is calling on the Government to be more proactive to in still more discipline, to control Ebola. Dr. Alpha Bundu-Kamara made this call while educating some of his patients on the dangers of Ebola, at his[...]

Even though Kenema town and few of its surrounding villages have been labelled ‘Ebola-prone’ areas, there are however few remaining chiefdoms that have not been hit by the deadly virus. Key among those areas that the disease has not really affected in terms of infection is Tunkia and Nomo; both under constituency 19 in Kenema[...]

NASSIT is one of the most difficult institutions to work for in Sierra Leone. It is one that is full of politics and backbiting to the point that they make the news everyday, not for the good things but for the perceived bad things. Presently, the trust is looking to appoint its fourth Director General[...]

The Deputy Director-General Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Gao Fu said that the first half of the Ebola battle was lost, therefore it is imperative that “the second half be won”. Dr Fu made this disclosure during a recent press briefing at the Chinese Embassy at Spur Loop in Freetown. The Chinese virologist explained that although the outbreak was not well addressed at its initially stages, which was the first half, however the second half, which is prevention and containment of the virus, must be won. He noted that this can only be achieved, if we work together. “To stop the virus, we ought to work together, only that way, will we win this battle,” he maintained. The Chinese virologist explained that a bottom top approach is need to contain the virus, noting [...]
Two patriotic Sierra Leoneans and philanthropists living in the United Kingdom recently donated 5,000 kilograms of rice to support Ebola victims to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. The two philanthropists, Mustapha Hamid Koroma and Hassan Kamara, who have been living and working in the United Kingdom, have over the years, been supporting the youths and vulnerable people in the country, as well as those of the disadvantaged backgrounds. Making the presentation at State House to President Koroma, the scribe of the All People's Congress (APC) Ambassador Foday Yansaneh noted that the donation is to support victims of the Ebola virus, more especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ambassador Yansaneh further informed President Koroma that the two Sierra Leonean [...]
As part of their own contribution towards the fight against Ebola in the country, a Christian group based in the United States of America, 'Right Sharing of World Resources', through the  Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), yesterday to five quarantine homes in the Western Area. This exercise is part of the organization $2000 worth of food items including, rice, onion, cooking oil and water to quarantined homes across the country, to climax in the Western Area, with five more packages to be distributed tomorrow after the distribution at Congo town, Dworzak, John Street, Soldier Street and Circular Road. Beneficiaries of the food items expressed thanks and appreciation to the providers for their timely intervention in providing them with the items, especially the water [...]
It was around 3pm on Monday, 27th October 2014 when neighbours around the New Apostolic church along Mahei Vangahun road in Kenema city noticed huge plume of smoke from the roof of the church's main quarter building. It is a wooden structure situated very close to the concrete church building. According to eye witnesses, nobody was in the compound when the fire started. They said they had to call on the Fire Force whose arrival saved the main church building from being gotted by the conflagration. Youth in the area did not leave the fire extinction work in the hands of the fire fighters alone. They collaborated with them to the final end when the fire was put under control. Properties worth millions of Leones were distroyed. At the time of the incident, there was no [...]