Education and Health

Strengthening Sierra Leone’s health service delivery in rural communities

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2018: Twenty-eight-year-old Nancy Amara arrived at the newly constructed Community Health Post (CHP) in Dodo Kortuma, Luawa Chiefdom, Kailahun District by 7am in great pain. Exactly one hour thirty minutes later, she delivered her third girl child with relative ease. [Read More]

Education and Health

South Africa’s universal healthcare plan falls short of fixing an ailing system – lessons for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: In the closing hours of his ten years in power, president Koroma made a lot of noise about a Universal National Health Insurance Scheme he said he had introduced in Sierra Leone. But sadly no one has seen any evidence of the implementation of [Read More]

Education and Health

Measles outbreak in Koinadugu Sierra Leone needs concerted response

Dr. Fawzia Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18th June 2018: It is quite worrying that an outbreak of measles virus was confirmed in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone four days ago. The press release from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation says that in June 2018, there were 19 confirmed cases [Read More]

Education and Health

Political expediency cannot replace prudent planning and careful execution – says Yumkella

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2018: President Julius Maada Bio pledged on 10 May 2018, in his inaugural address to the House of Parliament that “effective next academic year starting September 2018, my Government will introduce Free Education from primary level to senior secondary school [Read More]

Education and Health

Ebola virus response: experiences and lessons from Sierra Leone

Eric Osoro: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: It’s 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead. While the outbreak might be over, its effects will persist for many years. In the small nation with a population of just 7 million many lost relatives [Read More]

Education and Health

Africa’s business schools need to be locally relevant and globally wise

Kutlwano Ramaboa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: If 99.6% of businesses in a country like Nigeria employ fewer than 10 workers, does it make sense to teach Nigerian business students how to manage Fortune 500 companies in the US using Harvard Business School case studies? This question, raised by the African Management [Read More]