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The Department of International Cooperation of the National Health and Family Planning Commission in China has sent eight additional medical personnel under the Chinese-African Aid Expert Team, to support Ebola Virus Disease control and laboratory investigation. The team will commence work today, September 2nd and they will be in Sierra Leone for two weeks. This[...]

The Ebola Task Force Committee in Koinadugu District has donated a brand new 5KVA generator to Radio Bintumani 93.7 FM in Kabala to enhance the radio’s awareness-raising and sensitization Programme. The new generator set comes two months after the only generator serving the radio station broke down, causing a stall in the airing of vital[...]

Advocacy Movement Network, a non- governmental organisation specialised in Advocacy, over the weekend, organised a one-day orientation and awareness session for persons with disability on EBOLA. Giving an overview of the session, the chief executive officer (CEO) of AMNet, Hawa Samai revealed that since the outbreak of the EBOLA epidemic, a lot of sensitization has[...]

Cluff Gold Sierra Leone, a (subsidiary of Amara Mining plc that is listed on the London Stock Exchange), a leading Gold Mining Company in Sierra Leone, has donated Le40million and a Toyota Land Cruiser to the Ebola Task Force through, President Ernest Koroma at State House. The donation is aimed at complementing the efforts of[...]

The New Harvest Development Office; a sub branch of the New Harvest Global Ministries- Sierra Leone Branch, in collaboration with Peoples Empowerment for Social and Economic Trasformation; a community based organization, has, past week, given Le40, 000, 000 to the four Ebola Task Force Teams in Bo, Kenema, Kailahun and Port Loko districts. The money,[...]

The Kenema Home Away Youth Development And Progress (KHAYDAP) a group of indigenes of Kenema in the Diaspora have formally donated sixty bags of rice and 300 cans of palm oil to the bereaved families of nurses and families whose loved ones have been lost to the Ebola disease. The donation was made in Kenema[...]

Nurses at the Connaught hospital yesterday refused to work claiming that their allowances had not been paid. The large number of nurses, who had started their protest since Sunday night, also claimed that their colleagues had died while the latest causality to the Ebola virus,was a staff nurse Hajaratu Serry, who had worked with the late Dr. Modupeh Cole. The nurses were addressed by the new Deputy Minister of Health, Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Public and Political Affairs Karamoko Kabbah,Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Sarian Kamara and other officials of the Ministry. The nurses claimed that the back-log of  their allowances had not been paid while they have not been supplied with Protective gears (PPE's). After a lot of angry [...]
Residents in constituency 106 at the central part of Freetown are popularly using this slogan 'kill Ebola before Ebola kills you' to raise awareness to those who are in denial that the disease is not real. The Member of Parliament of that Constituency, Ajibola Manley-Spaine, told his constituents that he has not come to talk about politics but about the Ebola virus that is killing people. He added that the money given to them is to carry out awareness raising activities that is productive and can change people's attitude and behaviour towards preventing the disease. Manley-Spaine noted “we will kill Ebola if we go about doing the right thing, washing hands regularly and taking sick people to the hospital”. He stated that before Government gave them the money he has [...]
If ever there were doubters that a drowning man wouldn't clutch a weed to save himself, the Ebola outbreak has made it all come true. Caught in the maze, hardly a day goes by without no possibly lifeline drug or vaccine brought out in the hope of curative medicine. In it all, millions affected or otherwise are hoping to wake up one morning to hear the good news that the strife is over, the battle won and like smallpox, the disease has been eradicated. For the time being however, its holding on to the thin thread of hope for a winning drug to come through tests, confirmation and then put into the market. The stringent laws and legislations by Western Parliaments on the introduction of unknown drugs into the health market is a hurdle to surmount. A principle guide is not to [...]
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has paid a courtesy call in Tonkolili District alongside Minister of Education, Dr. Minkailu Bah. The visit also took them to the town of Makali in the far north. The reason for the visit is to urge the Chinese construction team not to relent in the project even though the Ebola is hampering the project. Ambassador Zhao admonished the team to work harder and finish the project at the required time, but also prevail on them to take all necessary precaution and prevention against the deadly Ebola Virus. He commended them for the good job they are doing and stressed that they should make sure the building is of high quality and up to the standard of Chinese schools. He told the Minister of Education that the project will be completed at the right [...]