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Bondo leaders vow to uphold government policy on protecting girls

May 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Salaam Deen Bundu Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2017 Hundreds of female leaders (Soweys) of the sacred and highly respected secret, all-female Bondo Society, converged in Waterloo last Friday, 19th May 2017, to perform traditional rites for the unveiling of newly initiated Sowey leaders. The mammoth gathering of ‘Soweys’ from [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s director of gender speaks about the protection of girls from circumcision

May 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sultan Kargbo Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2017 The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs has completely dissociated government from the story – “Religious Leaders schooled on FGM strategy”, published in the New Citizen newspaper on Thursday 18th May 2017. Speaking to journalists in Freetown on Friday, 19th [Read More]

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Speed and coordination are key to curbing the DRC’s Ebola outbreak

May 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2017 Three years ago the Ebola virus killed 10,000 people in West Africa. The latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has so far claimed three lives. Jacqueline Weyer explains why swift and co-ordinated action is vital if the events of 2014 are to [Read More]

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Ebola virus response – experiences and lessons from Sierra Leone

April 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2017 The Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa two years ago had a devastating effect on many countries. In Sierra Leone it led to the collapse of its entire health system. Eric Osoro, writing for theconversation.com explains how, with health facilities closed, communities were pushed [Read More]

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Trial to evaluate three Ebola vaccination strategies launched in West Africa

April 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2017    A large clinical trial of candidate Ebola vaccines has been launched in West Africa by the PREVAC international research consortium, which includes the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study aims to identify vaccination strategies with the most promise to protect [Read More]

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Tips for safe driving in Sierra Leone during the festive season

December 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Victor Mengot Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2016 If you look at the pages of the newspapers in most African countries today, one will notice the high rate of road accidents, especially during the festive seasons. The main cause is that there is an increase in pedestrian movement, vehicle traffic, [Read More]

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African governments can improve health outcomes and quality of life

November 26, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2016 The people of Africa may invariably be better off today economically and socially than they were sixty years ago – with an increase in average income per person and higher rate of literacy. But health outcomes continue to significantly lag behind their Asian and [Read More]