Education and Health

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

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]

Education and Health

Improving maternal health in Africa

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]

Education and Health

Ebola vaccine – operational support crucial in preventing future epidemics

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]

Education and Health

Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

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]

Education and Health

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

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

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]