On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Hand washing is one of the key components of hygiene which aims to reduce the spread of the Ebola virus and other diarrhoeal diseases. One way of reducing this is by washing hands with soap. The washing of hands with soap in particular, has wider health implications says Sia Nyama Koroma, the First Lady of[...]

President Koroma has wielded his sledge hammer as he has sacked Health Minister, Miatta Kargbo, for her deputy, Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah. This shocking announcement came on Friday night as Madina Rahman was announced as the new Deputy 11. The ertwhile Minister, Miatta Kargbo had been recalled to State House to serve in the Strategy and[...]

Functions at the Ebola Case Management Centre and the entire Government hospital in Kenema, came to a halt last Saturday when a nurse who was serving that centre was pronounced dead. Her death came few hours after that of Dr. Sahr Jimmy Rogers, who was the only Physician serving the Government Hospital in the district,[...]

After visiting Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Director for Center for  Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden of the United States of America has described the sudden increase in Ebola positives, as ‘worrisome and terrible’ and that it will cause a devastating health and economic crisis. He made this statement during a brief press[...]

The Government of Sierra Leone’s fight against the Ebola outbreak has been further boosted by UNICEF with 88 motorbikes worth over $ 250,000, last Friday. One set of the motorbikes will be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation for contact tracing and Social Mobilization activities. The motorbikes will allow surveillance teams with[...]

The ability to inspire people to reach great performance and success is a skill that leaders need. Passion, purpose, listening and meaning, help make a leader inspirational. The ability to communicate that passion, purpose and meaning to others, help establish the motivating culture of any organization. And that is the attributes we can find in[...]

Thirty (30) Sierra Leonean students have been awarded scholarships to study in China. This disclosure was made on Saturday 30th August at the Chinese Embassy Wilberforce Loop, Freetown. In a ceremony to honour the students who will be leaving on Wednesday 3rd September, the Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Fan Xiaodong said since the[...]

A child protection charity organisation, registered in the United Kingdom and in Sierra Leone, ‘Street Child’, has  joined hands with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, to put smiles on the face of disadvantaged  children. The organisation on Friday,  made a presentation of ten bags of rice, rubber buckets with taps, chlorine[...]

The West African Postgraduate Medical Colleges {WAPMC}and the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association {SLMDA) have suggested to government that sensitization slogans should indicate that male patients who have recovered from EVD would need to wear condoms or abstain for up to ninety (90) days. Furthermore, both bodies when they called on President Koroma, last week, indicated that they should “build a "fire wall" around "slums" and over populated areas and organize the community to participate in health education and social mobilization on EVD control.” Both bodies also called for basic training and preventive supplies for all established clinics and hospitals whether government, NGO based, faith-based, private or otherwise. Apart from radio and TV phone-in and text- [...]
Prison Officers and inmates in the country's very congested prison; the Pademba Road Prisons, can now breathe a sigh of relief, following Don Bosco Family's assurance of provision of water and modern toilet facilities. The Pademba Road Prison currently houses a total of 1,900 inmates, all clustered in a colonial prisons facility that was created for just 324 prisoners. The congestion of the Correctional Centre, over the years, had left no room for adequate distribution of detention facilities to those who inhabit it, due to the tight budget under which the country's Correctional Service is run. As a result, there is evidently a glaring violation of fundamental human rights, especially those that ought to be given to people who are caught in conflict with the law. The [...]