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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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Sierra Leone Action Receives Donation of Equipment

Sierra Leone Action, an organization comprising a global team of Sierra Leonean physicians and other professionals, on 18th November announced that Fresenius Kabi has donated nine Fenwal Autopheresis-C® instruments, all required related supplies and training to study a treatment for Ebola…

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WHO “Safe and Dignified Burial” Protocol Key to Reducing Ebola

A new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials. “At least 20% of new Ebola infections…

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Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’

Ebola cases are continuing to rise “frighteningly quickly” in areas of Sierra Leone, an international campaign group has said, as reported by the BBC on 2nd November. The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of the country…

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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

Poverty: What Ebola and Cholera have in common

The two deadliest outbreaks of this century can be traced to one thing: poverty. Cholera exploded in the Haitian countryside in October 2010, infecting more than 600,000 people and killing 8,600. Ebola surfaced this March in Guinea and has since…

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Ebola: UK Aid Ship arrives in Freetown

A UK ship arrived in Sierra Leone, on 30 October,  to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country. Royal Fleet Auxillary Argus set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 17 October and is carrying food,…

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