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Sierra Leone commemorating the first anniversary marking the end of Ebola 

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2016 The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe a three minutes silence today, Monday, November 7, to commemorate the first anniversary of the declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). [Read More]

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Hypertension – why the approach to tackling the silent killer has changed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2016 Globally about 22% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from hypertension, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation in 2014. But in Africa, this figure is higher and sits at 30%. In Sierra Leone there is no record of the number of people [Read More]

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British nurse Pauline Cafferkey back in hospital with Ebola complications

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2016   British nurse Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the Ebola virus in December 2014, whilst working in Sierra Leone, but treated and declared Ebola free in London, has once again been flown back from her home in Scotland to an isolation unit at the Royal [Read More]

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Female circumcision – women must have the right to choose – says Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2015 Recently, a senior minister in the Koroma government of Sierra Leone – the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare – Moijueh Kaikai, said unequivocally that female circumcision will not be abolished, echoing the views of most politicians,and perhaps that of millions of people up [Read More]

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Sierra Leone holds her breath as British Ebola free nurse goes back into hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2015 The people of Sierra Leone are today holding their breath as news of British nurse – Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the Ebola virus in December 2014, whilst working in Sierra Leone, but treated and declared Ebola free in London, was early this morning flown [Read More]

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New case of Ebola in Sierra Leone as Liberia is declared Ebola free once again

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 September 2015 There are reports from Kambia in Sierra Leone this weekend, of one of the contacts of the woman who died of Ebola over a week ago in the district, also found to be Ebola positive. This tragic news comes as neighbouring Liberia is for [Read More]

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Rising up to the challenges of the post Ebola crisis

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2015 Now that the worst of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) has passed and the spread of the epidemic significantly slowed down, rebuilding shattered and devastated communities is the next big challenge. In several ways, reconstruction may actually be a bigger task [Read More]