Education and Health

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

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]

Education and Health

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

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]

Education and Health

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

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]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone – cholera another disaster waiting to happen   

Moses Moore Jr Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2017 Sugary Mount Sugar Loaf is all sour and pale. The diarrhoea that caught the sweet Mount days ago has left it anaemic. The fatal frequenting of mud and rocks devastated the whole immune system of the mount, exposed it to harsh [Read More]

Education and Health

Alie Kabba Speaks about the devastating floods and its destruction of Freetown

Alie Kabba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2017  With hundreds of our compatriots reported dead or missing, my heart cries out aloud for my country and our people. In the face of this devastating flood, let us come together, even as our tears are pouring down with blood-soaked raindrops. Let [Read More]

Education and Health

Investments in poor children can save more lives per dollar spent – says UNICEF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2017 “Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth birthday.” (Photo: Child poverty in Sierra Leone). That was the sobering conclusion of a report published yesterday in New York by UNICEF. [Read More]

Education and Health

At least Two Hundred and Forty pregnant women die unnecessarily in Sierra Leone every month

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2017 A new report on the unacceptably high number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth in Sierra Leone was launched this week in Freetown.  Sierra Leone continues to have one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to government data, there are an [Read More]

Education and Health

Blood transfusions gone bad – the new healthcare concern in Sierra Leone?

Mohamed Cozie Kosia Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2017 Recent spike in deaths at Choithram Memorial Hospital due to negative blood transfusion reactions is a major concern. During discussions with friends about the passing of relatives, I kept hearing stories about other people who had negative reactions to blood transfusion [Read More]