Education and Health

Is Sierra Leone’s health minister on the payroll of a drugs research company?

August 19, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2014 Last week’s report in the Awareness Times regarding Sierra Leone’s health minister’s conflict of interests and possible breach of the country’s civil service code of conduct, in the face of the current public health crisis, raise serious questions about governance, accountability and possible [Read More]

Education and Health

Malaria experts and leaders meet to share innovative ideas

June 26, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2014 Malaria experts from countries across Africa are meeting today at the 13th annual National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop. in Tanzania. The gathering provides a platform to discuss and share knowledge and experiences, and to drive dialogue around improved health [Read More]

Education and Health

Childhood diseases – a major threat in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 7, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2013 Children in sub-Saharan Africa are now less likely to die from diarrhea and pneumonia. But these illnesses are still the most common causes of childhood death and sickness in most African countries, according to a new report published this week by the World [Read More]

Education and Health

More could be done to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

February 7, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

8 February 2013 In 2015 the current global effort in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will come to an end. But the problems that the UN and countries such as Sierra Leone are trying to tackle, will sadly remain intractable. The expected reduction in the very high incidence of [Read More]

Education and Health

“The Future Of Healthcare in Africa”: A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit gives high level picture of the continent’s healthcare challenges

March 1, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 March 2012 In preparation of the conference “Healthcare In Africa”, taking place in Cape Town on March 6 & 7, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has published its report: “The Future Of Healthcare In Africa”, commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The report focuses on five possible [Read More]

Education and Health

Funding gaps threaten momentum in malaria fight – African leaders declare

January 31, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2012 The Nobel Prize laureate – Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was today named chair of the African effort to end malaria deaths in the continent. She assumed the chair of the ‘African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA)’ from President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United [Read More]

Education and Health

Violation of people’s right to health in Sierra Leone

December 16, 2011 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

The president has during his first term in office taken steps to improve the health sector in Sierra Leone. He has increased the salaries of health practitioners and introduced Free Medical Care for under-fives, pregnant and lactating women. These steps have undoubtedly improved the lives of this group of people. [Read More]