Education and Health

Sierra Leone diaspora medics delivering free medical care

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: A team of Sierra Leonean Diaspora Medical professionals from United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United State of America are in Sierra Leone to deliver free medical services in the Kailahun District. The Medics are in country to take part in the second [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free healthcare programme – the untold stories

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2018: When the government of former President Ernest Bai Koroma launched the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), in April, 2010, it was with the desire to enable pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five access free medical care and services. This [Read More]

Education and Health

Life for a Sierra Leonean in 1904 Britain was very disturbing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2018: A new book written by Dr. Danell Jones, titled – ‘An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor’, is a must read. It paints a vivid account of life in Britain for a young Sierra Leonean writer by the name of [Read More]

Education and Health

Free Australian app can help tackle a deadly health scourge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 October 2018: Sierra Leone has some of the highest reported rates of hepatitis B and C in the world, and now a free app is available to Sierra Leoneans fighting the disease. Speaking to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, Mark Pearce who is the Communications Manager for Hepatitis [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone police joins efforts to ensure children go to school  

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2018: I couldn’t help but be impressed by schoolchildren in my village on the day school reopened. Many of them had woken up early, dressed and were eagerly trooping happily to school. These included those who, because of fees had kept away from [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone must reflect on issues affecting mental health of young people today – World Mental Health Day

Kona Seibure: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: Today is World Mental Health Day, focussing the world’s attention on ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. And for many young people, growing up in Sierra Leone today means you will either be in an ongoing battle with poverty [Read More]

Education and Health

A new BBC News Africa TV Life Clinic programme talks health taboos

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2018: The BBC News Africa TV Service has launched a new series called Talk it Out, where real-life health case-studies are examined and health issues that are taboo or are socially stigmatised are openly and honestly discussed. The new BBC News Africa TV series – [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone will soon have radiotherapy centre for cancer treatment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Varian Medical Systems in the USA to establish Sierra Leone’s first radiotherapy centre for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed last week [Read More]

Education and Health

People across Africa travel far to get to a hospital – We worked out how far

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2018: Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO’s two-hour time threshold. Writing in theconversation.com, Paul Ouma and Emelda Okiro explain: Nearly half of all deaths and about a third of disabilities in low and middle-income [Read More]