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Friday, 09-19-14, 10:28UN Urges End to Ebola Travel Restrictions, As Sierra Leone Enters Lockdown[Deutsche Welle]The UN Security Council has called Ebola a "threat to international peace and security," also unanimously calling for an end to travel restrictions in West Africa. This comes as Sierra Leone takes the opposite approach. read more...
Thursday, 09-18-14, 17:00Ebola Awareness Campaign Begins[VOA]Sierra Leone launched a new campaign Thursday to try to contain the spread of the ebola virus. Initial reports -- describing the effort as a nationwide lockdown -- were wrong. Instead, the campaign is officially called the House-to-House Ebola Talk. read more...
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 11:08Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights - HRW[VOA]West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been slowed by ignorance, fear, denial and mistrust. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 15:40President Koroma Urges EOC to Improve On Response Time, Visits PTC and Gbomsamba[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 13th September urged the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to improve on the response time for the deployment of contact tracers, surveillance officers and burial teams in the field. read more...
Monday, 09-15-14, 9:23Energy Ministry Aids Ebola Fight[Sierra Leone Government]Amidst the Ebola outbreak, the Ministry of Energy being a crucial arm in the provision of electricity in the country has made a commitment to providing electricity to the Ebola testing Laboratory at Lakka and Solar Street lights at the Ebola treatment centre at Kerry Town. read more...
Sunday, 09-14-14, 6:08Specialists Consider Different Treatments for Ebola[VOA]In West Africa, the World Health Organization says the Ebola virus has so far infected over 3,700 people and killed over 1,800. There is no cure for disease, and a potential vaccine could be months, or years, away. read more...
Saturday, 09-13-14, 8:12More Health Workers Needed to Fight Ebola[VOA]The head of the World Health Organization says more and better-trained medical workers are needed in West Africa to stop the growing outbreak of Ebola. read more...
Friday, 09-12-14, 10:26Public Notice On Geophysical Survey for Acquisition of Fresh Set of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data[Sierra Leone Government]Whilst packing and moving away has of necessity become the rule of the game for our international investment community in the face of the Ebola epidemic, the Petroleum Directorate is pleased to recognize a few notable exceptions to this seeming general rule. read more...
Friday, 09-12-14, 10:02Thank You for Your Strong Leadership - UN Ebola Response Coordinator[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma this morning (Thursday, 11th September) got a courtesy call from the UN Ebola Response Coordinator, Dr David Nabarro at State House, Freetown. read more...
Thursday, 09-11-14, 9:44Ebola Takes Toll on Sierra Leone[Baptist World Alliance]The Ebola outbreak has disrupted economic and other activities in Sierra Leone, causing widespread dislocations. read more...

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