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Sierra Leone News: Gbomsamba Treatment Centre project closed

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Gbomsamba Treatment Centre project closed

Contract for the construction of an Ebola Treatment Centre at Gbomsamba village in the Port Loko district has been terminated by the Government of Sierra Leone. Chairman of the Marampa Chiefdom Ebola Task Force, Paul Santigie Sesay aka Santigie Shelly said the decision by Government to discontinue with the contract citing long distance and the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leoneans should lead the Ebola fight – Brig. McMahon

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leoneans should lead the Ebola fight – Brig. McMahon

Deputy head of the British Joint Inter Agency Task Force Brigadier Steven McMahon has told Awoko that Sierra Leoneans should lead the fight to eradicate Ebola in the country. He made this statement when he visited the Kerry Town treatment centre under construction. The Brigadier said there are many theories about the Ebola fight as[...]

Sierra Leone News: We have done 258 tests in 8 days-Dr. Qian

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: We have done 258 tests in 8 days-Dr. Qian

Chinese CDC laboratory team leader Dr Qian Jun has in an exclusive interview with Awoko said they have done 258 tests in eight days. He made this disclosure at the Jui Hospital where they are working with two mobile laboratories. This comes in as President Koroma told a World Bank Round Table that all the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Anglican Church provides land for Ebola fight

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Anglican Church provides land for Ebola fight

Ola During Children’s Hospital in the East End of Freetown can now boast of a well-spacious Ebola Isolation Unit outside its hospital premise, following the gratis provision of a portion of land measuring 0.5 acres within Bishop’s Court at Fourah Bah Road, east of Freetown. The Anglican Church provided the land for the construction of[...]

Sierra Leone News: Help Red Cross through Airtel Money

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Help Red Cross through Airtel Money

In a bid to support the humanitarian work of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS), an initiative has been launched for the public to voluntarily contribute in cash through Airtel Money to assist Ebola affected victims and other vulnerable groups. National Red Cross Volunteer -Treasurer Jonathan Juana Dash Kamanda chaired the launching ceremony of[...]

Sierra Leone News: I am impressed with RSLAF – Capt. Morris

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: I am impressed with RSLAF – Capt. Morris

British Captain David Morris of the Royal Army Engineers in charge of the Kerry Town treatment center has told Awoko that he is very pleased with the work of the Sierra Leone Army as they are working with the British and the contractor to get the project done in time. The Captain said the British[...]

Sierra Leone News: Family angry for burying father as Ebola victim

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The family of a 66 year-old Sheik of Dworzark, Ibrahim Kanu, are angry about the treatment meted out to the body of their late father. According to the family, the sheik who died at the Connaught hospital ‘Out- Patient ward, on Saturday morning, as he was being treated for Hypertension and Kidney. Speaking to the[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola survivor infects wife to death

Monday, October 13th, 2014

In Thoradu Village, Kissy Teng, Kailahun district an Ebola survivor, Siaka, is alleged to have infected his wife, Pewah, through sex. This information was disclosed by a member of the Kailahun Women in Governance Network (KWiGN), Juliet Scott, in a telephone interview during the weekend. According to Madam Scott, the Ebola survivor Siaka, after contacting[...]

Sierra Leone News: Ndaegbomei joins Ebola fight

Monday, October 13th, 2014

A community based organization known as Ndaegbomei Social Club Inc that is fully recognized as a vibrant and well meaning community organization by the Queensland Government in Australia has on Wednesday 8th October 2014 donated thirty bags of 50kg of rice to the Kenema District Ebola Task Force and twenty 50kg bags of rice to[...]

Sierra Leone News: US Embassy, CDC & SLAJ on Ebola reporting

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The United States Embassy in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) on Friday engaged the media on their role in ensuring that the people get the correct information about the Ebola disease. The training exercise targetted journalists from the four regions across the country, as[...]