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Tuesday, 08-26-14, 9:33WHO Country Rep. Replaced[Concord]World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone a week after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his disappointment at the apparent slow pace response of the international community to the Ebola crisis in the country. The President voiced his displeasure during his visits to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) housed at the WHO Country Office, Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road, Brookfields in Freetown. read more...
Monday, 08-25-14, 16:17U.N. Special Representative Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma[Sierra Leone Government]By State House Communications Unit read more...
Sunday, 08-24-14, 8:02Govt Criminalizes Hiding Ebola Patients[VOA]Sierra Leone has passed a law that makes it illegal to harbor people with Ebola. read more...
Sunday, 08-24-14, 8:01Govt Criminalises Hiding of Ebola Patients[Deutsche Welle]Anyone convicted of hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone will go to jail for two years, after parliament passed legislation making the act a crime. The government says it's trying to prevent the virus from spreading. read more...
Friday, 08-22-14, 19:57Ebola Brings Sickness, Fear, Anger[VOA]A Cornell University professor says when responding to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, officials must consider both the physical and social dimensions of healing. Stacey Langwick said the outbreak has dramatically changed the way people care for the sick. read more...
Friday, 08-22-14, 5:08Cabinet Bans Travellers From High-Risk Ebola Countries[Health-e]Travellers from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia not allowed into South Africa unless they are returning residents read more...
Thursday, 08-21-14, 10:12Nigerian, Sierra Leonean Journalists Learn Investigative Skills[IWPR]Participants encouraged to write in-depth pieces for their own media outlets. read more...
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 17:06Ebola in Sierra Leone – The Joy of Survivors[Unicef]Sierra Leone -I travelled upcountry last week to one of the worst affected areas of Sierra Leone – Kenema. When you arrive in the town, there's a feeling that Ebola has settled in with no plans to move any time soon. Chlorine buckets sit outside most restaurants for people to wash their hands; Ebola information posters are plastered on buildings; crackly radios are loudly broadcasting conversations about Ebola; people are talking about 'dis Ebola bisnis' relentlessly on the street; and handshaking has been replace read more...
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 12:11Sierra Rutile Doles Le.1 Billion to Halt EVD in Sierra Leone[Sierra Leone Government]As part of its corporate social responsibility and as a way of responding adequately to the public health emergency, a leading mineral company, Sierra Rutile on Tuesday 19th August donated the sum of Le.1 billion (One Billion Leones) to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, to help government in the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country. read more...
Tuesday, 08-19-14, 7:21African Governments Take Isolation Measures[Deutsche Welle]African governments are sealing their ports and airports in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. But will fever checks and entry bans really make any difference? read more...

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