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Ebola – Ban Ki Moon appeals for more global support

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2014   It is almost six months since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, when it all seemed then, as though the world’s attention would never evaporate, and the UN Chief – Ban Ki Moon expressing horror at the unfolding [Read More]

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€140 million for fight against Ebola as UN calls for more action

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2014 As the race against time in the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa intensifies, support for the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea keeps pouring in, with the death toll in the region now exceeding 2,000. The UN is calling [Read More]

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Sierra Leone needs a ministry of emergency management

Michael Fayia Kallon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2014 I don’t know what anyone calls an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), since there is no state governance that would provide a timely and effective response to meet the needs in cases of disaster. We are so lucky so far, because [Read More]

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‘Stay indoors for three days’ – Koroma orders nation

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2014 The people of Sierra Leone are bracing themselves for the most stringent action yet to be taken by the government, in the battle against Ebola. President Koroma has ordered a complete lockdown of the country for a period of three days. This decision [Read More]

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Ebola money – playing “bonanza” with the lives and dignity of Sierra Leoneans

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2014  After Wednesday’s publication of a media frenzied statement released by State House in Freetown, which is described by the government as a “bonanza for health and non-health personnel”, questions are being asked as to why it has taken four months for the government [Read More]

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Eight more Chinese medical staff to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2014  Report from the Sierra Leone Embassy in Beijing says that, the Department of International Cooperation of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, has sent eight more personnel of the Chinese African Aid Expert Team, to support Ebola virus control and [Read More]

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Obama lectures Africans about Ebola – but no real help from White House

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2014 President Obama has spoken directly from his office at the White House to the Ebola suffering people of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, in a manner many would sadly describe, as a condescending lecture about the do’s and don’ts  of Ebola. Obama fell [Read More]

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What is missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

Oped by Jim Yong Kim (World Bank Chief) and Paul Farmer (Professor at Harvard University) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2014 If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health [Read More]

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“Convert air- conditioned hotels into temporary Ebola Treatment Centres” – says Chris Brown   

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2014 President Koroma’s decision to sack the health minister and have her replaced by her deputy, as well as the reorganisation of the various committees and quangos that are dabbling with the Ebola virus, amid the unfolding tragedy in Sierra Leone, have sparked a [Read More]