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Sierra Leone News: Ebola…First Lady launches ‘Ramatu’ Soap

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola…First Lady launches ‘Ramatu’ Soap

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Miatta Kargbo Sacked!!!

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Miatta Kargbo Sacked!!!

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: as Doc Rogers dies..Kenema health workers down tools

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: as Doc Rogers dies..Kenema health workers down tools

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,[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola situation worrisome – US Doctor

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola situation worrisome – US Doctor

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola Fight boost with 88 bikes

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Ebola Fight boost with 88 bikes

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Chinese Scholarships for 30 Student

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Chinese Scholarships for 30 Student

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Street Child gives hope to children

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Street Child gives hope to children

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: 90 days sex ban for Ebola survivors

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Don Bosco provides sanitary facilities for Prisons

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ban on right-hand vehicle deferred

Monday, September 1st, 2014

A right- hand commercial driver, Lamin Bangura smiled as he heard the news from his colleague, that the ban on right-hand drive vehicles has been extended to the 31st December 2014. Bangura who feeds his family from driving a right-hand commercial bus, says he was worried when the pronouncement was made that the ban on[...]