Education and Health

Sierra Leone government provides educational support to 1000 Ebola orphans

October 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2017 The 2017/2018 school year has started in earnest in Sierra Leone, and many children are happily being sent off to school by their parents with brand new uniforms, school bags, and books. However, many other children are not that lucky. These are orphans who [Read More]

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Dubai sends humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone

October 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

M.B. Jalloh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2017 Following the deadly mudslide and floods that caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced over 1000 households in August this year, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered an aid [Read More]

Education and Health

How we developed a cheap and accurate on-the-spot test for Ebola

October 2, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2017 Last week’s Ebola false alarm in Sierra Leone, brought a sharp reminder of the horrible loss of life seen two years ago, and the crippling chronic illness that many still suffer in the West African state today. According to the country’s Chief Medical Officer [Read More]

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US president malaria initiative expands to Sierra Leone

September 27, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2017 Last Thursday, September 21, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) – a U.S. government initiative led by USAID and implemented together with CDC,  will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand [Read More]

Education and Health

Early childhood education in Sierra Leone: Back to school – for some

September 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dr Eleni Athinodorou Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2017 As parents and guardians begin the most financially challenging month of the year in readiness for their children to either start or go back to school, public entitlements such as education for all (to which all children belong as citizens) have [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Children’s Forum Network delivers psycho-social therapy to child victims of the Freetown mudslides

September 3, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2017 Members of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) known as the Children’s Parliament for all Children in Sierra Leone were at the Don Bosco orphanage foundation in Freetown yesterday, Saturday 2nd September, 2017, where they carried out work to help children worst affected by the [Read More]

Education and Health

African politicians seeking medical help abroad is shameful – and harms health care

August 31, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2017 A few months ago, Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad were appalled and outraged to learn once again that president Koroma had left the country to seek medical check-up and care in Europe; and also that the country’s information minister – Mohamed Bangura was [Read More]

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The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn’t over yet – here’s what the world must do

August 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Tony Redmond Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2017 As the uneasy debate about the causes of the flooding disaster in Freetown and who must be held accountable and responsible continues, there are growing concerns about the misuse and misappropriation of funds meant for the survivors and victims of the disaster, [Read More]

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Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone – now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

August 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

David Winter Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Few countries can have exceeded Sierra Leone’s share of misfortune over the last three decades, including civil war and the world’s largest Ebola outbreak. Last week a mudslide devastated Regent, on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Freetown, killing more than 400 [Read More]