Education and Health

Ebola vaccine – operational support crucial in preventing future epidemics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2015 In this interview by Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal, Julien Potet (Photo), the Policy Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases Vaccines with Medecins Sans Frontieres, talks about the challenges and advances made thus far in finding treatment for Ebola. Africa Renewal: What research had been done prior to 2014 [Read More]

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Early treatment is key in managing Ebola

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2015 As efforts to find a cure for the Ebola virus gather momentum, Yemisi Akinbola for Africa Renewal caught up with Dr Bernadette Murgue (Photo), the Deputy Director of the French Institute of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. They discussed issues surrounding Ebola treatment. This is an excerpt from [Read More]

Education and Health

Dr. Modupe Cole has died 

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2014 The family and people of Sierra Leone are today trying to come to terms with the shocking death of Dr. Modupe Cole, one of the country’s top physicians at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown. He contracted the Ebola virus whilst trying to save [Read More]

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Ebola cases confirmed in Sierra Leone

World Bank Office – Freetown: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2014: Ebola was first reported in Guinea in March 2014 in the four southeastern districts of Guekedou, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou. By March 27, four confirmed cases were found in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. Since then, the virus has [Read More]