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Red Cross expands Ebola operations

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced on 1st July an expansion of its Ebola operations to help millions of people in the three worst-affected countries recover from the deadly outbreak. “Our ultimate goal is…

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Sierra Leone: Aiming for Zero Ebola Cases

This week saw the weekly confirmed Ebola case count in Sierra Leone reaching a two-month high of 16 cases, up from only two a month ago. Each day, thousands of travelers cross the international border between Kambia in Sierra Leone…

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Sierra Leone: Enough the weeping for Sam-Sumana

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 26th May 2015 It is pathetic to waste a lot of time on an issue and in the end achieving nothing.  Ditto the anger expressed at the removal from office of vice president Samuel Sam-Sumana.  So much…

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Sierra Leone: Missing Ebola Millions

More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially “unaccounted for” according to…

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Ebola One Year On

What Ebola Taught the World One Year Later, by Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, president of the World Bank Group. He is a co-founder of Partners in Health and formerly directed the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department On March 5, Liberian physicians…

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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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Sierra Leone: Time to let go of Frank Timis

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 8th March 2015 President Koroma said in his statement in Brussels on 3rd March 2015 that before the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone was ‘hailed in 2013 as the 2nd fastest growing economy’, suggesting that Ebola is principally…

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The body of a suspected Ebola case in Sierra Leone is taken by an International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) team to the cemetery where it was buried in a dignified way. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Ebola fight requires district-by-district approach

The outgoing head of the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER) said today, 30 December, that communities are going to play a big role in defeating the “nasty disease” in West Africa by stamping out outbreaks while they are…

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Sierra Leone: 1.5 million get antimalarials

As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in Sierra Leone, alongside the Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million antimalarial treatments…

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Economic Impact of Ebola

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The crisis is resulting in flat or negative income growth and creating large fiscal needs in all three countries, as they work to eradicate the virus,…

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