Education and Health

President Bio first 100 days promoting human development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2018: In his foreward to the Sierra Leone People’s Party Manifesto, 2018, as then Presidential Candidate,  President Julius Maada Bio writes that: “Our New Direction therefore offers the people of Sierra Leone a stark choice between the current ‘Business as Usual Status Quo’ of the [Read More]

Education and Health

Harnessing the power of water – Upholding human rights and dignity through sanitation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2018: Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling of being onsite, but became keenly aware of the need [Read More]

Education and Health

Students in Sierra Leone will no longer pay for university application forms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: Gaining university entrance in Sierra Leone is a very costly business for thousands of students and parents across the country, the majority of whom – over 80%, are either unemployed or living well below the poverty line. When the cost of tuition fees is [Read More]

Education and Health

Global Fund helping to save lives and build Sierra Leone’s health infrastructure

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: The Global Fund partnership is putting a sharper focus on challenging operating environments such as Sierra Leone, to improve the effectiveness of health investments and reach key populations. During the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the Global Fund mobilized an emergency fund to support [Read More]

Education and Health

Involving paramount chiefs in basic service delivery makes sense

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2018: Traditionally, paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone play an important role in maintaining law and order at chiefdom level. But they  need to go beyond that now, to ensure the efficient delivery of basic services such as health and sanitation, [Read More]

Education and Health

Strengthening Sierra Leone’s health service delivery in rural communities

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2018: Twenty-eight-year-old Nancy Amara arrived at the newly constructed Community Health Post (CHP) in Dodo Kortuma, Luawa Chiefdom, Kailahun District by 7am in great pain. Exactly one hour thirty minutes later, she delivered her third girl child with relative ease. [Read More]

Education and Health

South Africa’s universal healthcare plan falls short of fixing an ailing system – lessons for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: In the closing hours of his ten years in power, president Koroma made a lot of noise about a Universal National Health Insurance Scheme he said he had introduced in Sierra Leone. But sadly no one has seen any evidence of the implementation of [Read More]