Editorial

Sierra Leone –  the forgotten mortality

Vageesh Jain, Colin Stewart Brown and Oliver Johnson (Global Health Action) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2016 The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries across West Africa, Europe, and the United States. Sierra Leone is among the predominant three nations affected, alongside Guinea and Liberia. [Read More]

Education and Health

Hypertension – why the approach to tackling the silent killer has changed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2016 Globally about 22% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from hypertension, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation in 2014. But in Africa, this figure is higher and sits at 30%. In Sierra Leone there is no record of the number of people [Read More]

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News in Perspective

Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000 – but health inequalities persist

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2016 Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The report shows that life expectancy increased by 5 years [Read More]

Editorial

African scientists make headway in grasping persistent TB bacteria

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2016 In 2015, Tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people worldwide, and an estimated 26,000 people are infected each day. Prevalence is highest in sub-Saharan Africa, from Ethiopia to South Africa, and in Asia, particularly in India and China. The disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an organism that [Read More]

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News in Perspective

SLPP UK Council of Elders distancing itself from moves to usurp the constitution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2016 There are disturbing stories emerging from London about plans by a small section of the SLPP UK branch membership, believed to be led by some former officers of the executive committee of the branch to stage a coup against the officially recognised and recently [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leoneans have a unique opportunity for genuine dialogue about country’s future – says Yumkella

Our Correspondent  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2016 Visiting and holding high-level meetings in three cities in two weeks – Kigali and Nairobi in East Africa and Cape Town in Southern Africa, a cascade of appreciative and sustained applause followed one of Sierra Leone’s most recognized and globally respected citizens [Read More]

News in Perspective

Rwanda provides lesson on how to narrow Africa’s energy deficit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2016 Last week, president Koroma’s APC government in partnership with the British Department for International Development (DFID), launched an ambitious programme, aimed at providing electricity to every household in Sierra Leone by 2025, to boost the economy, maintain vital public services such as healthcare, and [Read More]

News in Perspective

Why the world needs intelligent leaders and what it takes to be one

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2016 As the people of Sierra Leone  try to understand the reasons for the country’s poverty and poor ranking in every global performance index, the word ‘Munku’ is now being associated with, and  used to describe not only the president himself, but his entire government [Read More]

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Editorial

Grand corruption, nepotism and embezzlement in Sierra Leone – reflections for change

Mohamed L. Kallon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2016 It is high time Sierra Leoneans reflect deeply on some of the challenges facing the country, especially after last week’s presidential order, banning all peaceful protests within the vicinity of State House – the people’s House in the capital Freetown. Aristotle [Read More]