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In Sierra Leone – there are no suspected cases of Ebola

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BANJUL THE GAMBIA -  Sierra Leone’s  newly  appointed Ambassador to The Gambia,  His Excellency Ambassador Basiru Soulay Daramy has informed a cross section of Sierra Leoneans  at his Fajara residence that there is no case of Ebola anywhere in Sierra Leone. His Excellency in his address to Sierra Leoneans confirmed  that The Gambia transport minister […]

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African Nations Commit to Delivering Safe Water, Basic Toilets and Hygiene to their People

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LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent without safe water and 644 million without basic toilets.  (Photo Mamie Kamara washes baby Alhaji Yanguba in safe clean water, in the village of Fayama, Sierra […]

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In Gambia – Sierra Leoneans fight back against Ebola stigma

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The newly appointed Sierra Leonean Ambassador to The Gambia Ambassador Soulay Daramy, has even before presenting his credentials to President Yayah Jammeh faced with the uphill task of defending his nation and putting the records straight against the stigma of the deadly EBOLA virus suspected of being present in his country.  “We refuse to be […]

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No Doctors at Connaught Hospital

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Despite President Koroma’s effort to revamp the Health and Sanitation Ministry to avert the undue suffering and death of Sierra Leoneans the perpetual absence of Doctors who are supposed to be on duty at the main Connaught Hospital in Freetown is not only worrisome but slowly killing President Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ – a development […]

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Choithram Hospital endangers 2 year old child

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Two year old Yatimatu Lansana Kamara who was suffering from acute stomach constipation nearly went into coma while her aunty was giving her a bath. Immediately after her aunty had finished giving her a bath, the aunty informed her elder sister to explain to their mother that Yatimatu was not well. On suspecting the Yatimatu’s […]

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As Ebola threatens Sierra Leone bans bringing dead bodies

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The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (DMTI) Alie Mansaray, has said due to the threatening nature of Ebola especially in the neighboring countries of Guinea and Liberia the government has banned the bringing of dead bodies to be buried in Sierra Leone especially from Guinea and Liberia. This disclosure was made in the conference […]

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The deadly Ebola threat and President Koroma’s concern

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When the deadly Ebola virus outbreak was announced in West Africa last month, the Government of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma made frantic efforts to ensure that Sierra Leone is protected from the spread of the deadly virus which continues to affect some sisterly West African countries, including neighboring Guinea and Liberia.  […]

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The inspiring Ugandans saving their communities from river blindness

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The second documentary in a groundbreaking Al Jazeera series, Lifelines: The End Is In Sight profiles the extraordinary work of African health heroes as they tackle river blindness in Uganda and trachoma in Ethiopia.  The End Is In Sight premieres in Sierra Leone on MicroTel TV, Channel 7 at 20h00 this Thursday, 17 April 2014.  (Photo: River  Blindness  Uganda  Dr  Moses  […]

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Sierra Leone Health Min. Miatta Kargbo attends Sanitation & Water for Life 2014 High Level Talks

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Sierra Leone’s Hon. Health and Sanitation Minister Madam Miatta Kargbo has shown Sierra Leone’s success in combatting open defecation at this year’s Ministerial Participation on Thursday April 10, 2014 at the Headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization on 23rd  Street North West, Washington DC USA, during the Health Sector Minister’s Meeting, which saw Thirty […]

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Sanitation and Water for All meeting

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yields promises designed to improve access, bolster growth and reduce inequality  WASHINGTON, D.C., 11 April 2014 – Top international development experts and government finance ministers from nearly 50 developing countries endorsed today a set of commitments designed to speed up access for the 2.5 billlion people lacking improved sanitation and the 748 million people without […]

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In Sierra Leone Health Ministry takes Ebola prevention measures to SOS Children’s Village at Lumley

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Freetown, April 9, 014 (SLENA) – Pupils, teachers and parents of the Save Our Souls (SOS) Children’s Village at Lumley in Freetown have been sensitized about the deadly Ebola disease by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a meeting held in the school hall at Lumley. Making his sensitization message, the Disease Prevention and […]

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Meet the African health heroes saving their communities

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Premiering on Al Jazeera English on 10 April 2014, Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health highlights the work of inspiring Africans on the frontline of public health. The groundbreaking eight-part series is filmed up close as these health heroes forge dramatic breakthroughs while tackling nine of the worst diseases and conditions that afflict poor people: Guinea worm, […]

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MRU Provides Le33 Million Support to MOHS Ebola Emergency Preparedness Response National Task Force

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Freetown, April 1, 014 (SLENA) – The Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat has presented a cheque of Le33 Million Leones to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Task Force to support the fight against the Ebola killer disease. Making the presentation at the National Task Force meeting held in the Ministry’s Conference Hall at […]

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Hajj and Umrah visas halted for Guinea and Liberia Pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 announced the suspension of Haj and Umrah visas for pilgrims from Guinea and Liberia, two West African nations hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic. The “preventive” measure came at the request of the Saudi Health Ministry “due to the danger of the disease and its […]

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Traders Union on hygiene and safety campaign: Ebola or not

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Ebola or not; our local food trading/selling must be done in a very clean, hygienic and safe environment to prevent the community from contaminated diseases.  This is why we are embarking on the control of traders who persistently sell local commodities in the streets, Bombali District Traders Union Organizing officer-Dolphin Maxwell Jerry Jnr. told this […]

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