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Christmas cancelled in Sierra Leone as the Ebola crisis worsens

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2014 After much speculation as to whether there will be a national Ebola lockdown this Christmas, and uncertainty as to the extent of such an action, latest report from Freetown says that President Koroma has this morning announced a military style – house to house [Read More]

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Will Dr. Victor Willoughby receive Convalescent Serum Therapy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2014 Tonight, as rumours of the death of Sierra Leone’s most popular and highly respected surgeon – Dr. Victor Willoughby makes the round across the world-wide web, news of the arrival of the much needed Convalescent Serum Therapy (CST) equipment was being overshadowed. (Photo: Dr. [Read More]

Editorial

Ebola – our opportunity to face our realities squarely and collectively

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2014 Benjamin Franklin s’ famous “Two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner”, aptly describes the realities of our convulsing, blood-soaked Sierra Leone today. Between Ebola and razzmatazz governance, stand the distressed masses. With our leaders obviously [Read More]

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World Health Organisation rings Ebola alarm bells for Kono district in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2014 Today’s report by WHO on the true extent of the Ebola crisis in Kono district, must send shivers down the spine of government officials and health workers in Sierra Leone. There are fears that hundreds of people may have died of the virus in [Read More]

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We are doing our best – says WHO Director-General, but is it enough?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2014 After several months of intense criticism of their slowness and confused approach in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, WHO are on the offensive. The rapid replacement of the WHO country representatives in Sierra Leone for example, is a serious indictment of [Read More]

Editorial

Dying doctor requested ozone therapy and was refused by his own government

Dr. Robert J. Rowen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2014 I must admit, today’s news of three dead doctors has about broken me for the next few days. Two days ago, one of the young doctors we trained in Sierra Leone emailed me about two new confirmed cases in the [Read More]

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729 new Ebola cases in eleven days and two doctors confirmed dead in one day

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2014 Yesterday Sierra Leone’s parliament reopened for another session. It was a colourful ceremony, held in an atmosphere, marred by the continuing exponential rise in the number of new Ebola cases in the capital Freetown and its neighbouring northern districts. Sierra Leone is in serious [Read More]

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World Bank chief in Sierra Leone  – almost 700 new Ebola cases in just 9 days

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2014 If the intention of the government of Sierra Leone today was to show the World Bank president, how effective its coordinating strategy has been in combating the Ebola virus, then Ebola must have had a different and shocking agenda. As the World Bank chief [Read More]