Education and Health

Sierra Leone receives Ebola vaccine from Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2021: The government of Sierra Leone and the World Health Organisation have today announced that US pharmaceutical company – Johnson & Johnson, has donated thousands of Ebola vaccines to Sierra Leone to help prevent any major outbreak of the virus in the country. This comes [Read More]

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WaterAid calls for funding to bolster health systems in the world’s poorest countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2021: Today is World Health Day, and a new analysis by WaterAid shows that every single healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of Covid response spending. As G20 finance ministers meet this week in Rome [Read More]

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Vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security – says Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2021: In a statement released today, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has called for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa. Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. The continent is home to 17% of the world’s population and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Council of Churches says levels of river pollution are appalling 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: Marking this year’s World Water Day on Monday 22nd March 2021, the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL) has expressed serious concern about the levels of pollution in many of the rivers in Sierra Leone, especially the Taia River. According to the CCSL, [Read More]

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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better: Lets declare 11th March a public holiday

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 March 2021: The Atlantic slave trade lasted for over 400 years, but freedom lasts forever. Slavery was commonly known as a condition in which someone owns and controls a human being. This meant that the law considered such persons as property and deprived of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone announces Covid-19 vaccine roll-out plans  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 March 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday held a meeting with development partners and the diplomatic community in the country to talk about the successes of Sierra Leone in the fight against COVID-19, and his government’s plan to roll out vaccination throughout the country. The [Read More]

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Happy Birthday “Freetown” – but don’t corrupt history

Abdulai Mansaray: 12 March 2021: History teaches us that on March 11, 1792, on a small patch of bushy land that was bought for the Nova Scotian Settlers, a thanksgiving service was held under the now famous Freetown Cotton Tree to christen our city known as Freetown. Happy Birthday Freetown. [Read More]

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City of Freetown is 229 years old today

Ajoti Morgan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 March 2021: On this day 11 March 1792, 1,196 black Americans known in history as the Nova Scotian Settlers (Creoles), held a thanksgiving service under a large cotton tree growing at the centre of what became known as the city of Freetown. This first [Read More]

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Sierra Leone receives AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 March 2021: Sierra Leone has received the first batch of 96,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX programme – a global partnership co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), working with [Read More]