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]

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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]

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President Bio first 100 days promoting human development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2018: In his foreword to the Sierra Leone People’s Party Manifesto, 2018, as then Presidential Candidate,  President Julius Maada Bio writes that: “Our New Direction therefore offers the people of Sierra Leone a stark choice between the current ‘Business as Usual Status Quo’ of the [Read More]

Education and Health

Harnessing the power of water – Upholding human rights and dignity through sanitation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2018: Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling of being onsite, but became keenly aware of the need [Read More]

Education and Health

Students in Sierra Leone will no longer pay for university application forms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: Gaining university entrance in Sierra Leone is a very costly business for thousands of students and parents across the country, the majority of whom – over 80%, are either unemployed or living well below the poverty line. When the cost of tuition fees is [Read More]

Education and Health

Global Fund helping to save lives and build Sierra Leone’s health infrastructure

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: The Global Fund partnership is putting a sharper focus on challenging operating environments such as Sierra Leone, to improve the effectiveness of health investments and reach key populations. During the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the Global Fund mobilized an emergency fund to support [Read More]

Education and Health

Involving paramount chiefs in basic service delivery makes sense

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2018: Traditionally, paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone play an important role in maintaining law and order at chiefdom level. But they  need to go beyond that now, to ensure the efficient delivery of basic services such as health and sanitation, [Read More]