Education and Health

UNFPA and health stakeholders in Sierra Leone discuss health supply chain development plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 June 2021: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is supporting Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation to develop a five-year National Health Supply Chain Strategic Plan that will map out a broader view of the current state of the country’s health supply chain, the strategic [Read More]

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Sierra Leone announces new measures to curb Covid-19 third wave as infection rises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2021: Sierra Leone has recorded 269 new cases of Covid-19 infections in the last five days. Yesterday Saturday 19th June 2021, seventy-one new cases of Covid-19 infections were recorded in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,702. Last Monday, 14th June [Read More]

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Merck Foundation and First ladies of Ghana, Namibia and Zambia recognize winners of “More than a Mother” Fashion Awards

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2021: Merck Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, announces the winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother FASHION AWARDS 2020 from Ghana, Namibia and Zambia. The awards are by Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. [Read More]

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EDCTP and CEPI funding moves IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate into advanced clinical development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: IAVI has announced it has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial of a novel vaccine candidate to prevent Lassa [Read More]

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Former Nigerian President Obasanjo joins Global Oncology to promote cervical cancer-free future for Nigerian women

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: Global Oncology, a U.S.-based non-profit organization has today announced the appointment of Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, as Presidential Ambassador of the Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria campaign. President Obasanjo’s role as Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria Campaign Ambassador will accelerate broad-scale vaccination of Nigerians against HPV, the [Read More]

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245 new cases of Covid recorded in Sierra Leone in nine days as fears of an upsurge grow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: Three Covid deaths were recorded two days ago in Sierra Leone, after a total of 245 new cases of the virus were announced by the government. On Saturday 5th of June 2021, the total number of confirmed Covid cases was 4,188, rising to 4,433 [Read More]

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We need to build a different Africa – says Mo Ibrahim

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2021: 2021 Ibrahim Governance Weekend concluded last week with a rallying call from Mo Ibrahim to use the Covid pandemic response to build a more self-reliant Africa. Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on Africa, the 2021 Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW) heard that Africa has demonstrated [Read More]

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Twenty new Covid cases recorded in Sierra Leone yesterday

Siera Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2021: Sierra Leone has recorded one of its highest daily new cases of Covid infection since the Global pandemic was announced in February 2021. Yesterday Saturday 5th of June, the government said that 20 new cases of Covid infection were recorded, bringing the total number [Read More]

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Sierra Leone steps up response to Covid 19 Indian variant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2021: Sierra Leone has recorded 4,115 cases of Coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020, as 8 new cases were reported yesterday 20 May 2021. On average, three new cases are recorded every day in the country. So far, the number of deaths remain [Read More]