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Friday, 11-21-14, 9:10How Will Anti-Ebola Measures Affect Farmers?[RFI]Subsistence and smallholder farmers are being hit hard by measures put in place by the Sierra Leonean government to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Food insecurity is on the rise in the Northern Province as a result of checkpoints, limits on public gatherings and the suspension of farmers markets. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 16:28Health Ministry Mourns Dr. Martin Salia[Sierra Leone Government]The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is expressing condolences to the bereaved family and relatives of the Late Dr. Martin Salia, Medical Doctor and Surgeon Specialist attached to the Connaught Hospital in Freetown whose sudden death came as a big shock to the Management and entire staff of the Ministry. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 13:49First Cuban Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone[Deutsche Welle]A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa is to be flown to Geneva after testing positive for the disease. The diagnosis comes after a seventh Sierra Leonean doctor died of the virus. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 16:00Attitudes More Potent Than Treatment Centers in Breaking the Chain of Transmission - President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]As efforts are being exerted to ramp up the fight against Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on all to change their attitudes to speedily win the fight against Ebola. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 14:51Ebola Outbreak Affects Key Development Areas[IPS]Freetown -The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country's move towards meeting key development goals. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 13:10Ebola Shutdown Brings New Fears of Rape and Teenage Pregnancy[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Mabel, 15, was always the kind of girl who did well in class. She enjoyed maths, was good with numbers and aspired to be an accountant. read more...
Monday, 11-17-14, 8:05Ten Ebola Community Care Centers to Open in Bombali District[Unicef]Geneva/Freetown -Ten new Ebola Community Care Centers are due to open this week in Sierra Leone's Bombali district as part of a new drive to bring Ebola care closer to communities. read more...
Friday, 11-14-14, 14:23Ebola Doctor Awaits Ok to Travel to U.S.[Deutsche Welle]A Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola is awaiting clearance to fly to the US for treatment. The outbreak has killed more than 5,100 people and infected nearly 15,000 in total, almost all in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. read more...
Friday, 11-14-14, 4:21U.S. Ambassador Discloses Plan to Recommence Lassa Fever Ward Construction and Donation of 24 Ambulances to Aid Sierra Leone Ebola Fight[Sierra Leone Government]The American Ambassador to Sierra Leone, John Hoover has Expressed his Government's commitment to recommence the construction of the Lassa Fever Ward in Kenema. read more...
Friday, 11-14-14, 4:21Sixty-Three Survivors Discharged At Hastings Treatment Centre[Sierra Leone Government]Sixty-Three Survivors have been discharged at the Hasting Treatment Centre. The ceremony was held at the Police Training School Keith Lewis Hall at Hasting. read more...

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