Education and Health

Over 45,000 out-of-school children in Sierra Leone to benefit from Qatari support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme could get a boost with support from the Qatari Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. Speaking to Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio in Doha, Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation, Fahad Al-Sulaiti, said that at least 45,000 out-of-school [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s fake education qualifications’ scandal: My two cents (Part 2) – Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022: As a follow-up of my initial article, “Sierra Leone’s fake education qualifications scandal: My two cents” (https://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/sierra-leones-fake-education-qualifications-scandal-my-two-cents/), this article seeks to answer the question that builds a nexus between education and development, and how the upsurge of fake universities and the [Read More]

Education and Health

How Loya Primary School became a safe haven for girls

Joan Letting: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2022: Loya Primary School is situated more than 700 kilometres away from Kenya’s capital Nairobi in the north-western part of the country. The school rests in the remotest part of Loima sub-County, some 120 kilometres from Turkana’s capital Lodwar. It is nestled between [Read More]

Education and Health

Are antimalarial drugs still effective? Studies reveal emerging resistance to first–line treatments

Verah Okeyo: Sierra Leone: 29 May 2022: Esther Ayuga knows all too well what to do when her four-year-old son Jeremy Otieno develops a fever: take him to the nearest health centre, Kaluo Health Centre immediately. As a mother in the malaria-endemic Siaya county in Western Kenya, Esther takes the [Read More]

Education and Health

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: COVAX has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over 15 months since its first international delivery to Ghana, COVAX has now [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone reports outbreak of Anthrax disease in the north of the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2022: The government of Sierra Leone has this week announced the discovery of anthrax disease among animals in the northern district of Port Loko. A statement published by the Agriculture Ministry says that people can become very sick if they come into contact with infected [Read More]

Education and Health

$76 Million U.S government malaria assistance lowers childhood infection in Sierra Leone from 40% to 22%

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2022: This past year, the United States and Sierra Leone together advanced the fight against malaria, despite immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Committed and courageous frontline health workers, especially nurses, midwives, and community health workers, across Sierra Leone went the extra mile to [Read More]

Education and Health

ACC calls on public sector institutions to verify staff academic credentials for fake qualifications

ACC Comms Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 April 2022: The attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had been drawn to public discussions relating to the issuance of Certificates (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate Degrees) by mainly, the Dominion Christian University (DCU) and the African Graduate University (AGU) and that; these Certificates [Read More]

Education and Health

How education organisations used blended learning to overcome Covid-19 challenges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2022: Integrating technology into the education space when the pandemic hit was a massive undertaking. This is how beneficiaries funded by the Datatec Educational and Technology Foundation did it. While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way people live, work and play, [Read More]