Education and Health

People across Africa travel far to get to a hospital – We worked out how far

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2018: Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO’s two-hour time threshold. Writing in theconversation.com, Paul Ouma and Emelda Okiro explain: Nearly half of all deaths and about a third of disabilities in low and middle-income [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s first permanent cardiac pacemaker operation

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2018: Since February 2018 several permanent cardiac pacemaker operations have been successfully performed at the Choithram Memorial Hospital, Hill Station, Freetown, led by Sierra Leonean Cardiologist Dr. James Russell and his team. This approach of implanting transvenous cardiac pacemakers has [Read More]

Education and Health

Merck Foundation to help build healthcare capacity in Senegal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2018: Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation met Macky Sall – President of Senegal on 30th August 2018 to discuss Merck Foundation’s strong and long-term commitment to build healthcare capacity in Senegal. Merck Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany. “I am [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone government allocates Le43 Billion for school fees

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: As the Free and Quality Education programme starts on September 17th, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Education, Brima Michael Turay has revealed that the Ministry of Finance has allocated forty three billion Leones as school [Read More]

Education and Health

Varian’s partnership with Mediheal to support cancer care in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: Varian has signed a partnership agreement with Mediheal Group of Hospitals to expand access to radiotherapy in Kenya. This comprehensive partnership agreement includes the supply of advanced linear accelerators to five new radiotherapy centers across Kenya, as well as service, training and research collaboration [Read More]

Education and Health

Health workers in Sierra Leone face deplorable conditions of service – say junior doctors

Junior Doctors Association: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: We are delighted to submit to you the Junior Doctors Association of Sierra Leone (JUDASIL) – General Assembly Report 2018. JUDASIL expresses its profound gratitude to all members, sponsors and those who may have been involved in one way or the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme – how prepared are schools?

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2018: Sierra Leone was once the centre for quality education in Anglophone West Africa. Known as the Athens of West Africa, the country has witnessed a steady decline in the provision of good standards of quality education. This has immensely affected the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone free education programme – ‘my scholars need quality education’

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2018: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Education is [Read More]

Education and Health

More must be done for children suffering mental health problems in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2018: Kona Seibure is the founder and CEO of Advocacy for Mental Health and Human Rights (AMHHR) –  a rights based grassroots mental health advocacy charity, dedicated to improving the lives of young people and persons living with mental health problems in Sierra Leone. Responding [Read More]