Education and Health

Rising up to the challenges of the post Ebola crisis

May 9, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

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]

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Missing Ebola funds – Sierra Leone health minister Vows to restore integrity

February 28, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2015 Addressing members of the country’s health sector coordinating committee yesterday Friday, 27 February, 2015, in Freetown, health and sanitation minister – Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah (Photo) said that he is determined to restore the glory and integrity of the health ministry. This comes in [Read More]

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Improving maternal health in Africa

February 9, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Kingsley Ighobor Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2015 On 27 February 2013, four-year-old Charlotte Mmowa sued Limpopo Province health authorities in South Africa for 1.1 million rand (about $100,000) for mishandling her own birth, during which her mother died. Several months later, the court agreed that the nurses and doctors [Read More]

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Ebola vaccine – operational support crucial in preventing future epidemics

February 1, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2015 In this interview by Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal, Julien Potet (Photo), the Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres, talks about the challenges and advances made thus far in finding treatment for Ebola. Africa Renewal: What research had been done prior to 2014 [Read More]

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Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

February 1, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2015 As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue (Photo), the Deputy Director of the French Institute of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. They discussed issues surrounding Ebola treatment. This is an excerpt from [Read More]