Education and Health

Graduate Women International celebrates 100 years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2019 Graduate Women International (GWI) is celebrating its centenary in Geneva, Switzerland, with a conference taking place on July 24-28, 2019, at the University of Geneva. Over 400 women from across the globe will gather to hear speakers such as Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, Human Rights Activist [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s road accident First Responder Coalition to save thousands of lives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2019: Road accidents in Sierra Leone are taking the lives of thousands of people every year, because of the lack of an organised and well-resourced rapid emergency medical response. But this is about to change, with the formation of the ‘First Responder Coalition of Sierra [Read More]

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New global surgical guidelines to cut post-surgery deaths in poor countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: The English National Health Service (NHS) reduced post-operative deaths by 37.2% following the introduction of globally recognised surgical guidelines – paving the way for life-saving action in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, have [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Ebola survivors on paramedic training as nation goes on simulated high alert

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2019: Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) leadership, yesterday Thursday 20th June 2019, ended a three-day training on ‘Paramedics and Leadership’ at their headquarters in Jui Junction, Freetown through funding from Project 1808 and other partners. The training was geared towards preparedness for a [Read More]

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Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo – Sierra Leone must be on alert

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2019: Not in any way trying to raise alarm bells in Sierra Leone, and have people all hyped up. Nevertheless, if our collective memory regarding the most contagious and dreadful Ebola serves us right, Sierra Leoneans should be in a contemplative mode. Not [Read More]

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UNESCO supports Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2019: Yesterday, Thursday 13 June 2019, a high-level delegation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), led by its Regional Director – Ydo Yao, met with President Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown, to pledge their support for his government’s [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s minister of basic education speaks out against pupils’ riotous rampage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: There were ugly violent scenes outside a secondary school in Freetown last week, where pupils ran amok with police officers firing tear gas to control the riotous behavior of the pupils. Dozens of pupils are now in police custody. But there are concerns they [Read More]

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Sierra Leone law enforcement officers trained to combat people trafficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: Forty-one law enforcement officers in Sierra Leone have received expert training on how to identify, investigate, report and prosecute suspected cases of human trafficking. The 5-day training workshop which took place on 6th to 10th of May 2019, was organized by the IOM – [Read More]

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Sierra Leone health ministry to give over 3 million children lifesaving vaccination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health and sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other health development partners will soon commence a nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, aiming to reach over 3 million children with lifesaving intervention, starting Monday June 10th – Sunday June [Read More]