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Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola what is the true Case Fatality Rate CFR?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Various fatality rates have been mentioned in connection with Ebola. WHO in its fact sheet on the disease (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/ ) reports a CFR in previous outbreaks in Africa of up to 90% and on its main Ebola page (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/ ) implies the CFR in this West African outbreak is 53%. It does not give the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Samura Kamara for AfDB

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Samura Kamara for AfDB

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola Virus The Agent

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Ebola viruses cause a severe and often deadly illness known as Ebola virus disease (EVD, also referred to as Ebola hemorrhagic fever). Fatality rates during EVD outbreaks can be as high as 90 percent. Ebola viruses produce hemorrhagic fever, a condition that also can be brought about by other types of viruses but Ebola produces[...]

Sierra Leone News: Weathering the storm

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

It is only when the lion is sick that the antelope goes to him to ask for the repayment of an old debt. In our world today, it is the weak, poor, grossly depraved and unsecured countries that are tossed helter-shelter by stronger and richer ones. This is why it will not be very easy[...]

Sierra Leone News: A centralized data base system good for Salone

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A database storage system is critical for every business or organization or country. With the current development trends in technology, organizations are now able to keep organized records in a database system. A centralized database system ensures that employees are able to store records from various departments in a centralized computer and that all arms[...]

Sierra Leone News: SLRTA Right Hand Drive Ban D-Day Is Here!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Ebola scourge might be ravaging and almost intractable, but at least it has thrown brand new vistas into how vulnerable our entire national body politic is. We can do well to learn the bitter lessons. Just this morning, I listened to a radio programme assessing the extent to which Ebola has adversely impacted the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Love God, country and everything will be added onto you

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The 10 Commandments given to us by our Supreme Being says we should love Him and we should love our neighbours. If we love one another then automatically we will love our country and respect its leaders and we all will live in peace and harmony. The fight against Ebola will be won as we[...]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook:

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Keep smiling, an overseas caller encouraged me the other day, as she opened up a long conversation….well, you guessed right……on ebola.  She lamented on doors being slammed and hardly few hours being passed without the international news being on ebola. Its like a sing song. One recently arrived Sierra Leonean told me that holding a[...]

Sierra Leone News: ADIOS DR! “M’ODU-KPEH”!! THANK YOU!!!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Sierra Leone News: ADIOS DR!  “M’ODU-KPEH”!!  THANK YOU!!!

As a Specialist Physician, and frontline staff like many others before him, I wasn’t at all surprised that the late Dr. John Modupeh Cole eventually got infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) plaguing our country – thanks to the precarious state of our health care infrastructures at the time the disease manifested itself. Health[...]