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2014-08-28 U.S Centers for Disease Control Warns of Worsening Ebola Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle]Liberia's Ebola epidemic is set to get worse, the head of the US's top public health body says. Many cases of the deadly virus have not been included in the official tally.

2014-08-28 Air France Suspends Flights to Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone
[RFI]Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco. West African health ministers, meeting in Ghana on Thursday, are worried by the isolation of affected countries.

2014-08-28 AfDB President Engages President Koroma On Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]The President of African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka on the 26th August paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House.

2014-08-28 President Jammeh Donates Towards Ebola Fight
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has received donation of a bank wired transfer to the Ebola Emergency Account in the sum of $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from His Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Shiek Professor Alhaji A.J.J. Jammeh.

2014-08-28 Deflosacs Limited Boosts Ebola Fight
[Sierra Leone Government]President Koroma on the 26th August, 2014 received donations of food items and other necessaries from members of Deflosacs Limited as part of their contributions in the fight against the Ebola disease.

2014-08-28 APC, Prosperity Women Scale Up Ebola Response
[Sierra Leone Government]A delegation from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) National Secretariat led by the Deputy Chairman and Leader, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray and National Secretary General, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh, on Tuesday 26th August handed over keys to four new vehicles to President Ernest Bai Koroma as part of the party's follow up contributions towards government's effort in curbing the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.

2014-08-28 Full List of Donations Made Yesterday At State House Toward the Fight Against Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

2014-08-28 Tony Elumelu Foundation Joins Ebola Fight
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 26th August received a cheque for the sum of USD$100,000 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the Tony Elumelu Foundation as their contribution to the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD) from Sierra Leone.

2014-08-27 How Midwives On Turtle Islands Are Improving Women's Health
[IPS]Mattru Jong -Emmanuel is a male midwife.

2014-08-27 Klerksdorp Joins Fight Against Ebola
[Health-e]Klerksdorp residents are joining other South Africans pitching in to help fight West Africa's on-going Ebola epidemic.

2014-08-27 WHO Worker Arrives in Germany for Ebola Treatment
[VOA]A World Health Organization worker infected with Ebola has arrived in Germany for treatment.

2014-08-27 For Outbreak of Ebola in MRU Region - Govt Frowns On Isolation
[Inquirer]The Government of Liberia (GOL) has frowned on the current isolation of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in these three countries.

2014-08-27 WHO Shuts Ebola Lab in Sierra Leone
[VOA]The World Health Organization has shut one of its Ebola testing labs in Sierra Leone after a staff member there was infected by the virus.

2014-08-27 'Get Tough' Measures Won't Work for Ebola - Social Anthropologist
[VOA]Dakar -As countries affected by the Ebola outbreak announce tougher measures to check the spread of the disease - including possible jail time for those accused of hiding Ebola patients - public health experts say the "get tough" approach will not work and may just alienate affected communities even more.

2014-08-24 With Better Ebola Response, 'Outbreak Would Be Over' - CDC's Frieden
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -As a fifth African country on Sunday announced Ebola deaths, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the hardest-hit countries. Friday afternoon he spoke by phone from his Atlanta, Georgia office with AllAfrica's Tami Hultman about the Ebola toll and what he expects from his visit.

2014-08-26 WHO Country Rep. Replaced
[Concord]World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone a week after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his disappointment at the apparent slow pace response of the international community to the Ebola crisis in the country. The President voiced his displeasure during his visits to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) housed at the WHO Country Office, Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road, Brookfields in Freetown.

2014-08-27 President Koroma Inspects Lakka, Emergency and Connaught Hospitals
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 25th August made a conducted tour of health facilities meant for the containment of the deadly Ebola virus at Lakka, Connaught Hospital and the Emergency Hospital at Goderich, where he registered government's appreciation to health workers for the good work that they have been doing for the people of Sierra Leone.

2014-08-26 Special Health Feature - Ebola Virus Disease and the Need to Promote Research and Development
[Concord]The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has indeed left us a frightened nation. Much as the Government, development partners, multinationals, foreign missions, civil society organizations and the media have displayed a commendable spirit and attitude. The fact that we as a nation and people were unprepared is not in dispute. Isolation camps were not hurriedly set up, and measures were not quickly devised towards curtailing the spread of one of the most dreaded diseases in the entire human race.

2014-08-26 Half-Year 2014 - UBA Grosses N138 Billion in Earnings
[Concord]The United Bank for Africa (UBA), one of the largest financial services institutions in Africa, has released its unaudited financial results for the first six months of the 2014 financial year, showing positive growth in financial indices.

2014-08-26 Trio Remanded for Theft
[Concord]Three accused persons were last Friday remanded at the maximum security prison on Pademba Road for allegedly stealing properties worth seven million, six hundred thousand Leones from one Lamrana Jalloh.

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