Ebolanomics - the Search for a Vaccine
[IRIN]London -When Ebola hit West Africa last year, it was a disease with no sign of a vaccine or cure. To those affected that may have been an indication that the wider world didn't care about them or the diseases that affected them, but in truth there has simply been no incentive for anyone to develop these therapies.
Ebola Response - Is the World Too Late?
[Deutsche Welle]The number of Ebola infections is steadily decreasing. But the crisis in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone is not over. The global community is now planning ways to avert future epidemics.
'Cop Killers' Remanded
[Concord]Two men accused of murdering a police officer - Solomon Bondi and Hector Sesay - were Friday (23 January) remanded at the Pademba Road male correctional centre by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, presiding at the Freetown Magistrates' Court No2.
How to Win the Ebola War
[Concord]When the first positive case of Ebola was reported in Sierra Leone some seven months ago, it was terrifying for everybody. Sierra Leoneans were afraid it could be transmitted by air and started believing all sorts of rumours about how to boost their immunity and bathed with salt water. Little did we know then that, Ebola can be transmitted through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected pe
UN Stresses Need for Ebola Surveillance in Border Towns
[LINA]Representatives of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and CÃ´te d'Ivoire have started meeting in Freetown under the Mano River Union (MRU) to agree on methods to control and prevent disease outbreaks in the border areas.
Deputy Health Minister Attends Ebola Partners Forum At IFRC Secretariat, Geneva
[Sierra Leone Government]Freetown -The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation ll (two), Madam Madina Rahman will be representing Sierra Leone at the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) Ebola Partners Forum schedule to take place at the IFRC Secretariat in Geneva on Wednesday January 28, 2015.
7th Defence Witness Testifies At Court Martial
[Concord]7th defence witness in the ongoing court martial trial of 13 alleged mutineers, Lieutenant J.N. Lavalie, yesterday testified on the alibi defense raised by 3rd accused, 18180170 Abdulai Suma Coker.
Judiciary to Account for Le282 Million
[Concord]The 2013 Auditor General's report has revealed that Sierra Leone's judiciary was unable to account for the sum of two hundred and eighty-two million Leones (Le282,000,000 ) as contract payment to Yeanie Enterprises for the year under review.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Feeds Ebola Affected Kids
[Concord]The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone (ELCSL) has provided food, drinks and assorted items worth millions of Leones to over 390 children directly affected by the Ebola virus disease at John Thorpe, Morabie and Kissy Town, all in the western rural district.
Pikin Bizness Donates Food Items to 28 Ebola Survivors
[Concord]A non-governmental organisation, Pikin Bizness, last week donated assorted food items to 28 Ebola survivors worth millions of Leones, at the Police Training School, Hastings.
Sierra Leone Players Abroadmedo Kamara Makes Maccabi Haifa Debut With Victory
[Concord]Sierra Leonean midfielder, Mohamed Medo Kamara, last Saturday made his debut in the Israeli topflight league, the Ligat ha' Al as his club Maccabi Haifa secured a 1-0 home win over Hapoel Be'erSheva.
Fifa Refute Media Report On Kargbo's Match-Fixing Allegation
[Concord]The world football governing body, FIFA has denied both local and international media reports that the lack sufficient evidence regarding allegations of match-fixing involving former Leone Stars skipper, Ibrahim 'Obreh' Kargbo in Holland.
Inter Milan Honour Kallon On His Return
[Concord]Former Sierra Leone national team captain and Inter Milan striker, Mohamed Kallon on Sunday made a return to the Italian club as he was asked to do a presentation on behalf of the club to one of their fan base.
Salone to Compete in 2015 All-Africa Games
[Concord]Deputy Minister of Sports, Ishmael Al-Sankoh Conteh, has assured athletes and sporting disciplines in the country that Sierra Leone will compete in the 11th edition of the All-Africa Games scheduled for September 4-19 this year in Brazzaville, Congo.
After Ebola - What Next for West Africa's Health Systems
[IRIN]Nairobi -As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
Single New Case Can Reignite Ebola Outbreak If Vigilance Lost, Says MSF
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -A decline in Ebola cases in West Africa must not result in a loss of vigilance because a single new case is enough to reignite an outbreak, international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Monday.
Post-Ebola Plan Needed to Avert "Double Disaster" in West Africa - Oxfam
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -The three West African countries worst hit by Ebola risk a "double disaster" unless a multi-million dollar plan is put in place to help their economies recover, Oxfam said on Tuesday.
Ebola - Decline Encouraging, but Critical Gaps Remain
[MSF]Reaching zero cases difficult unless weaknesses in the response addressed
'Victory Is in Sight' in the Fight Against Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Sierra Leone has lifted several anti-Ebola measures which have greatly weakened the nation's economy. President Ernest Koroma was optimistic but urged continued vigilance against the deadly virus.
IGR's Report on 2015 Census - No Smoke Without Fire!
[Concord]A relatively new Think Tank - Institute for Governance Reform (IGR) - established in February 2014, last week published its quarterly publication, Critical Perspectives on Governance, titled: "The Credibility of the 2015 Census in Sierra Leone: Will All Heads be Counted?".