Education and Health

New public-private collaboration to improve healthcare for 1.7 million people in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: A group of top global healthcare companies – Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have joined forces with Last Mile Health and Living Goods to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people [Read More]

Education and Health

One-time London-based Sierra Leonean – Frederica Williams scores big in America

Kwame Cumalé Fitzjohn: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2019: As 2019 draws to a close, it is perhaps pertinent to spotlight the landmark record of Sierra Leone-born Frederica Matilda Williams as President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center, Boston’s top Health Center. This year, also, marks the 17th anniversary [Read More]

Education and Health

Commonwealth teams up with ‘NO MORE’ initiative to reduce violence against women and girls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: The Commonwealth has announced a new partnership designed to reduce domestic violence in member countries. Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Monday, signed a memorandum of understanding with the NO MORE Foundation which is a global movement of 1,400 allied organisations and 40 international chapters working [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone on high alert as Lassa fever kills two people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2019: Health officials, doctors and nurses in Sierra Leone are working hard to contain the spread of a Lassa fever outbreak, reported at a hospital in Masanga, Tonkolili district in the north of the country, where the suspected source carrier (index case) – a pregnant [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio urges children in Sierra Leone to make good use of free education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today urged pupils and students in Sierra Leone to pay more attention to their schoolwork, and make good use of the free quality education that is being offered by his New Direction Government. Speaking at the Bintumani Conference [Read More]

Education and Health

The learning crisis requires a new approach

David Malpass, World Bank Group President: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children – more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries, cannot read and [Read More]

Education and Health

In Sierra Leone over half a million women and girls are using modern methods of contraception

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November 2019: A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries has been published today, showing that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that 314 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, with [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone intensifies free health care medicines distribution

Abdul Fonti: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s National Medical Supplies Agency (NMSA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), has officially set in motion the distribution of free health care medicines across Sierra Leone to support President Bio’s free health care initiative for needy [Read More]

Education and Health

Why are these Nigerians travelling across 13 West African countries in 80 Days?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: On the 22nd of September 2019, a group of young Nigerians – the Zikoko team, teamed up with GIGM, Google, Leadway Assurance, Ecobank and Smoov to embark on an expedition of a lifetime. The team is travelling through 13 West African countries in 80 [Read More]