Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

Education and Health

Why Sierra Leone’s children of war amputees denied access to free education?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: In August 2018, the new Government of Sierra Leone launched President Julius Maada Bio’s Free Quality School Education initiative. Though designed to help many vulnerable communities, it has failed to extend the programme to the children of war amputees – the direct victims of [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone to introduce student loan scheme

Jonathan Kurabu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: The government of Sierra Leone has today announced that all higher education students enrolled in mathematics, engineering, agriculture, physics and chemistry courses, will receive government grant to cover their tuition fees. This statement comes today on the back of president Julius Maada [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone diaspora medics delivering free medical care

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: A team of Sierra Leonean Diaspora Medical professionals from United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United State of America are in Sierra Leone to deliver free medical services in the Kailahun District. The Medics are in country to take part in the second [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free healthcare programme – the untold stories

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2018: When the government of former President Ernest Bai Koroma launched the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), in April, 2010, it was with the desire to enable pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five access free medical care and services. This [Read More]

Education and Health

Life for a Sierra Leonean in 1904 Britain was very disturbing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2018: A new book written by Dr. Danell Jones, titled – ‘An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor’, is a must read. It paints a vivid account of life in Britain for a young Sierra Leonean writer by the name of [Read More]

Education and Health

Free Australian app can help tackle a deadly health scourge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 October 2018: Sierra Leone has some of the highest reported rates of hepatitis B and C in the world, and now a free app is available to Sierra Leoneans fighting the disease. Speaking to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, Mark Pearce who is the Communications Manager for Hepatitis [Read More]