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Tuesday, 07-28-15, 15:33IDB Pledges US$360 million for Post-Ebola Recovery in Guinea and Sierra Leone[Islamic Development Bank] New York, United States -The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has pledged to provide financing worth $360 million in support of a sustainable Post Ebola recovery effort for Guinea and Sierra Leone. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 11:30'Most Parents Would Rather Have Their Daughters Become Prostitutes Than Work in an Ebola Burial Team'[IFRC] Before the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone, it was a taboo in most parts of the country for young people, especially those of child bearing age, to witness the washing and preparation of corpses for burial. In line with tradition, women prepared female corpses for burial and men would prepare male bodies. However, as the death toll from Ebola escalated and the majority of burial teams were composed of only men, such a provision could not be made for women. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 8:23Sierra Leone Begins Treating Ebola Patients With Survivors' Plasma[Ebola Deeply] The first donations of plasma from survivors of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone are being used to treat Ebola patients at the 34 Military Hospital in Freetown, following a lengthy approval process. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 8:18In Alleged DJ Clef Murderwitness Says Deceased Went Missing After Party[Concord] Third prosecution witness in the ongoing murder investigation into the alleged murder of Sydney Buckle a.k.a. DJ Clef yesterday told the court that the deceased went missing after he attended a party that was organized by the second accused, Avril Oredola Renner, at the Aberdeen residence of first accused Mbaimba Moi Foray on 22 May, 2015. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 10:37From New York to the Ebola Frontlines in Sierra Leone[Global Ebola Response] At the peak of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone in November last year, when more than 300 persons were infected weekly, 26-year-old bespectacled Mohamed Kakay was always holed up in the offices of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Freetown poring over loads of data. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 9:41Sierra Leone Starts Using Ebola Survivors Plasma[Concord] The first donations of plasma from survivors of the Ebola scourge in Sierra Leone have been administered to three Ebola patients currently admitted at the 34 Military Hospital Treatment Center in the west of Freetown. read more...
Thursday, 07-23-15, 14:03NUC Benefits From GIS Training[Concord] The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has conducted a two-day Geographic Information System (GIS) training for some 50 participants, including lecturers and students of the Njala University College (NUC), Mokonde campus in the Bo District. read more...
Thursday, 07-23-15, 13:18Unmeer Prepares for Sierra Leone Drawdown - Freetown Reacts[Ebola Deeply] The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is preparing to wind down its operation in Sierra Leone. Ebola case numbers have fallen significantly since the height of the outbreak, but stubborn pockets of infection persist, and authorities say that five active chains of transmission remain. Aruna Turay asks, is it too soon? read more...
Thursday, 07-23-15, 9:13President Koroma Invited to India-Africa Summit[Sierra Leone Government] Following a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma by the India Minister of State in charge of Drinking Water and Sanitation Mr Ram Kripal Yadav at State House, President Koroma was formally invited to attend the India- Africa Summit scheduled to take place in October in New Delhi this year. read more...
Thursday, 07-23-15, 9:13VP Holding Eyes Sierra Leone's Investment Potentials[Sierra Leone Government] President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday met with a delegation from the VP Holding International at State House, Freetown. read more...

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