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Celebrated Ebola frontline fighter Dr. Sheik Khan who managed a lot of patients at the Kenema Government hospital has died, just as the President was visiting him in Kailahun. According to official sources, Dr. Khan was to be flown abroad for treatment before he succumbed to death. The World renowned hemorrhagic fever specialist gave his[...]

Following the construction and rehabilitation that is presently going on at the Freetown International Airport, passengers are complaining over the Airport Public Address System not functioning properly. They said that they are used to the public address system so when once it is off they most times are late to board their flight. The Public[...]

Arik Air Management yesterday suspended all its flight operations to Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone, following the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos. This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the airline’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Ola Adebanji, in Lagos. It said the suspension would be[...]

The Director of Epilepsy Programme in Sierra Leone, Dr. Durodami Lisk has said that one of the reasons why epilepsy commonly known as ‘fix’ is alarming in Sierra Leone, is because the country has “a very poor” obstetric care for women during and after pregnancy. He made this statement during a-one day programme for nurses[...]

During the national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report at the British Council Hall last Friday, speakers from the local and international community gathered to deliberate Sierra Leone’s development impediments. Among these are a severe lack in funding for social services such as education and health care, a growing disparity between the wealthy and[...]

The current Ebola crisis in the country is a national emergency and should be treated with utmost responsibility. The way it is handled is wrong and will continue to spread and create panic beyond the borders of the country. Mr President, the three most important institutions that should handle this crisis have either been treated[...]

Defining the word “art” can be a difficult task. Many individuals have tried over the centuries to come up with a comprehensive definition for the term, but as what is considered “art” spans a scope as large as the ocean is wide. The dictionary defines it as “The creation of beautiful or thought-provoking works,” but[...]

Sierra Leone moved one place up from last year in the Human Development Report launched last Thursday, but the country failed in its task to improve on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which the country will fail to meet by next year says the UNDP. With all the recent political and socio-economic achievements, Sierra Leone will not meet its targets for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. UNDP and other UN agencies supported an MDG Needs Assessment which gauged the human resources, infrastructure and finances required in twelve priority areas identified by the government: agriculture, education, gender, health, HIV/AIDS, the environment, transportation, energy, water and sanitation, science, innovation and technology, private sector development and job [...]
Government health professionals have engaged proprietors, pharmacists and nurses in the pharmaceutical field in a meeting held at the YWCA, Conference hall at Brookfield's in Freetown. According to the Registrar of the Pharmacy Board, Wiltshire Johnson, the purpose of bringing them together was to discuss burning issues, to stop all illegal sale of unauthorized medication, especially medication that are supposed to be prescribed by a medical Practitioner and not to be sold over the counter. He said the incidence of some pharmacies around the country, selling fake as well as illegal drugs over the counter is on the increase and this he stressed has to stop, as anyone caught in the trade will face the full force of the law. Johnson maintained that presently, with the EBOLA [...]
In the 2014 United Nations Human Development Report (UNHDR) with the theme 'Sustaining human progress: reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience', a-women advocacy organization 50/50 has called on women in the country to speak with one voice in order to achieve their ultimate goal of gender equality. As the UNHDR ranked Sierra Leone 139 out of 146 in its gender development index, the President of 50/50 Dr. Aisha Ibrahim said there is lot to be done, noting, “Our maternal mortality and teenage pregnancy rates are still showing high. There are still less than 15% of women in Parliament and decision making positions; women still dominate the formal informal markets when we talk about economics and that is where we as women are placed in this country,” she said. She [...]