Education and Health

How we transformed medical training in Sierra Leone in just four years

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2021: I couldn’t help but laugh when I read the recently released report by the Sierra Leone government, in which it shamelessly praised itself for markedly positive changes in the provision of medical training in Sierra Leone. The government’s report stated that in [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone education sector – Looking at the bigger picture

Prof. Joe A D Alie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2021: Most right-thinking Sierra Leoneans are somehow mad or angry over two related developments: exam malpractice and the mass failure of students in public exams in Sierra Leone. President Bio’s Free Quality Education (FQE) introduced was a welcome move and [Read More]

Education and Health

Vice president Jalloh launches early child development centres

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2021: The Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh today Thursday 9th September, formally launched 30 Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) in three districts of Bombali, Pujehun and Kambia respectively. The formal launch took place in Sawulia village in the Bombali district. The [Read More]

Education and Health

UAE lifts covid travel suspension on Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 September 2021: Last week, authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), announced they have suspended their entry ban on travellers with tourist visas from several countries including Sierra Leone, imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A joint statement issued by The Federal Authority for [Read More]

Education and Health

Arab educated Sierra Leonean joins government to diversify Sierra Leone’s education sector

Alhaji MB Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2021: At a time when education needs a diversified approach, the Sierra Leone Government has this week appointed Dr. Mohamed Ramadan Jalloh as Sierra Leone’s Representative to the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) at the Ministry of Basic and [Read More]

Education and Health

New and innovative book uses Sierra Leonean culture to help children learn to read

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2021: After the success of her first book, “Adama Loves Akara,” Vickie Remoe has written “A Print for Ami,” the second book in a children’s series that promotes African culture and early reading. While the first book focused on short /a/ vowel sounds, book two [Read More]

Education and Health

Zalgen awarded CEPI contract to supply test kits for largest Lassa Fever study in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2021: Zalgen Labs LLC (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company focused on preparedness for high impact, neglected infectious diseases including Lassa Fever (LF), has announced its contract with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever [Read More]

Education and Health

Africa needs more funds to fight COVID-19 – says Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2021: The Chairperson of the African Union (AUC) Commission Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat in March 2020 established the AU COVID-19 Response Fund to strengthen a continental response to the pandemic. Having raised $44 million by October 2020, a further $300 million fundraising effort [Read More]

Education and Health

‘Our goal is speedy vaccination of 800 million Africans’ – says President of Afreximbank  

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Professor Benedict Oramah wears many hats. He is the President of the Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund and a member of the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVAT), an initiative of the [Read More]