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Measles: New outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone - Outbreak News Today

“We are doing everything to bring this outbreak under control, with teams already on the ground leading the response. Given the location of the affected communities, we are working with our counterparts in Guinea to ensure continued collaboration on measles vaccination efforts, community engagement


Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, (January - March 2018)

The quarterly Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin provides updates on price changes for staple food commodities in Sierra Leone. This information can be used to guide programme and policy decisions by development actors. It can also assist smallholder farmers to plan agricultural and marketing activi


Sierra Leone in fourth bid to launch oil sector with licensing round

June 14 (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on higher oil prices, Sierra Leone has extended the deadline of a fourth oil licensing round for five deep water offshore blocks until September 27, officials told Reuters.


Sierra Leone becomes 10th country to join global Quality of Care Network

FREETOWN, June 13 2018 - Sierra Leone has become the latest country to join the Global Quality of Care Network, which aims to ensure that every pregnant woman, newborn and child can receive quality healthcare, and to halve maternal and newborn deaths in targeted health facilities within five years.


Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.”


Fairfield students send books, supplies to Sierra Leone

FAIRFIELD — In the past month, students from throughout Fairfield have worked to collect funds, supplies and books to send to a school in Sierra Leone.


Measles outbreak confirmed in remote Koinadugu district

FREETOWN, June 14 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Sanitation today declared a measles outbreak in Koinadugu district in the northern part of Sierra Leone. There have been a total of 19 confirmed cases this week in the Chiefdoms of Sulima (14 cases) and Mongo (5 cases), close to the border with Gui


Reintegration of former child soldiers

On 6th June, an event on Reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces, held by the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, demonstrated the value of successful reintegration programs for former child soldiers.


How to slow down Ebola—Virologists use 'genetic trees' to evaluate intervention strategies

Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a total of 29,000 patients were diagnosed with the disease. More than 11,000 people didn't survive.


Sierra Leone: Fire destroys Don Bosco Fambul house that shelters and provides programs for 34 child abuse victims

On Sunday May 27, a devastating fire at a Don Bosco Fambul house in Freetown, Sierra Leone was caused by an electrical short-circuit. Everything in the Girls Shelter was lost in the fire and one of the 34 girls was slightly injured, with burns on her feet. The Salesian organization is one of Sierra


Maserati Joins Cash & Rocket Tour 2018

A fleet of 40 cars, with 80 high-profile women on board, depart from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.


Phylodynamic assessment of intervention strategies for the West African Ebola virus outbreak

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Panos Karan, Piano

24 Chopin Études and Other Tales is a piano experience with Panos Karan performing the Chopin Études while telling stories and reflecting on his journeys through the Amazon, Sierra Leone and Japan. Karan is a pianist, conductor, and philanthropist who has brought his music into the Amazon jungle and


Solving Freetown's waste problem

Bashiru Brima, 21, is not your regular tailor. Living in the slum community of Cockle Bay, in Sierra Leone's capital city, he has been fashioning bags, mats and hats out of plastic refuse, while educating his fellow villagers to reclaim waste rather than let it pile up.


New Yorker’s Ariel Levy Reflects on Ophelia Dahl, and Optimism as a “Moral Choice”

The New Yorkerstaff writer Ariel Levy has an intimate understanding of pregnancy and loss. On her second day of a trip to Mongolia in 2013, she went into premature labor in her hotel bathroom and delivered her 5-month-old son, who died within 24 hours.


Drug Dealer Hires Private Jet to Avoid Cops, Fly to Africa for Charity Work

Walker has a long history of run-ins with the law, but his most recent is by far the more brazen. As you can see from the video from his YouTube channel, he made sure to taunt the police for his escape. He was due in court for a driving ban and he knew he’d be arrested if he tried to


Sierra Leone war criminal to go free after ending jail term

The Hague (AFP) - An ex-Sierra Leone militia leader was Monday to walk free after serving a 15-year sentence, the first to complete a term imposed for crimes in the country's civil war, a UN court said.


The DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

ExpandWorld Health Organization (WHO) workers prepare a center for vaccination during the launch of a campaign against an outbreak of Ebola in the port city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 21, 2018.© 2018 Kenny Katombe/Reuters


Books For Africa To Mark 30th Year By Shipping School Books to 54th African Country; Celebration at Atlanta Warehouse June 9

St. Paul, MN, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Books For Africa (BFA), which has shipped over 41 million books to students in Africa over the last 30 years, will celebrate a long-time goal on June 9 of sending books to every country on the continent when it ships books to the Central African Republ


Outcome Analysis: Cash Transfer Programming Response to the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone and Liberia (April 2018)

Over a period of six to approximately 31 months, and in a highly challenging context of poor road and telecommunications networks, seven USAID / FFP implementing partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia came together with Government focal points, service providers and community leaders to successfully p