Education and Health

Sierra Leone health ministry to give over 3 million children lifesaving vaccination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health and sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other health development partners will soon commence a nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, aiming to reach over 3 million children with lifesaving intervention, starting Monday June 10th – Sunday June [Read More]

Education and Health

Pay your college fees – bribe lecturers to mark your exam papers – and still get no result

Mohamed Macarthy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 May 2019: Imagine a situation where you enrolled at a college to study, and at the end of the year you take your exams. Months after completing your studies, the college fails to give you your results. When you demanded to see your results, [Read More]

Education and Health

Stakeholders discuss Sierra Leone’s health sector challenges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: ICAP in collaboration with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, has officially launched the 2017 Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) Report, which was followed by a two-day workshop on health data use for decision making. The event was held at the Bintumani [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone takes welcome leap on rape – but next steps are crucial

Luisa T. Schneider: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2019: The president of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio has declared a national emergency on rape and sexual violence following a public outcry over the high number of rapes of young girls in the West African country. According to the country’s police, there were over [Read More]

Education and Health

University of Sierra Leone to offer ground breaking diplomatic and consular law degree course

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2019: The Law Department at Fourah Bay College – University of Sierra Leone, will soon be offering Diplomatic and Consular Law as part of its LLB Degree course. The pioneers of this new development are Francis Gabbidon (Photo) – who has done a lot of [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio announces Sierra Leone’s first strategic plan for the nursing profession

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 19 March 2019, president Julius Maada Bio formally recognised the sacrifices and hard work of nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone, as he announced the country’s first Strategic Plan for developing the nursing and midwifery profession. Speaking about the dedication and commitment [Read More]

Education and Health

Women suffering from fistulas in Sierra Leone need more support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone Telegraph’s editor Abdul Rashid Thomas and the medical editor Dr Fawzia Hardy speak with Ivy Kalama who is a Non-Clinical Director of Freedom From Fistula, Africa, about the work of the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown in coping with the rape crisis [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free quality education is failing the most vulnerable children

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone President – Julius Maada Bio’s declaration of free, quality education for primary and secondary school children, has been applauded by many at home and abroad as a major step forward in helping to transform the degenerating education system in the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Journalists trained in human trafficking

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2019: The International Organization for Migration ( IOM) last week conducted training for media practitioners on Trafficking in Persons ( TIPs) in Sierra Leone. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare , Gender and Children’s Affairs from 5th [Read More]