Education and Health

Health workers in Sierra Leone face deplorable conditions of service – say junior doctors

Junior Doctors Association: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: We are delighted to submit to you the Junior Doctors Association of Sierra Leone (JUDASIL) – General Assembly Report 2018. JUDASIL expresses its profound gratitude to all members, sponsors and those who may have been involved in one way or the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme – how prepared are schools?

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2018: Sierra Leone was once the centre for quality education in Anglophone West Africa. Known as the Athens of West Africa, the country has witnessed a steady decline in the provision of good standards of quality education. This has immensely affected the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone free education programme – ‘my scholars need quality education’

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2018: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Education is [Read More]

Education and Health

More must be done for children suffering mental health problems in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2018: Kona Seibure is the founder and CEO of Advocacy for Mental Health and Human Rights (AMHHR) –  a rights based grassroots mental health advocacy charity, dedicated to improving the lives of young people and persons living with mental health problems in Sierra Leone. Responding [Read More]

Education and Health

Education is an investment for human and economic development – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2018: After just five months of being elected president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has today transformed his flagship manifesto pledge into reality. He has launched his ‘Free Quality School Education Programme (FQSEP)’. The programme will benefit over 1.5 million children across the country, [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free education – Investing in people

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2018: One of President Maada Bio’s signature policies, before, during and after the general elections has been the promise and delivery of a free education for all. Many people believe that education is a right and not a privilege. Many also believe that [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio launches national tree planting as nation remembers mudslide victims

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2018: Two days ago – 14th August 2018, the people of Sierra Leone remembered the devastating mudslide which took the lives of more than a thousand people in the mountain districts of the capital Freetown, following heavy rains. Most of the dead were buried alive [Read More]

Education and Health

New strain of Ebola in Sierra Leone – what should be done now?

Alimamy Turay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2018: The battle against the ebola virus should not only be staged as a responsive strategy, but should be looked at as a proactive or pre-emptive effort as well. That is, there should be two approaches running simultaneously in the war against this [Read More]

Education and Health

New strain of Ebola virus found in Bombali Sierra Leone – says ministry of health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health has confirmed that a new strain of Ebola virus – known as the Bombali Virus (BOMV), has been found in bats in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. It’s not known whether the new strain can develop into the [Read More]