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Thursday, 12-18-14, 16:32'It'll Take Hard Work to End Ebola'[Concord]Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said that only hard work, resilience and collaborative efforts will help put a final halt to the deadly Ebola disease that continues the ravage the lives of Sierra Leoneans since the outbreak hit the country some seven months ago. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 16:26Parliament Enacts 2015 Finance Act[Concord]Members of Parliament yesterday enacted the 2015 Finance Act, which according to the short title, would provide for the imposition and alteration of taxes during the said year. The new Act will come into operation on 1 January 2015. read more...
Thursday, 12-18-14, 12:38World Bank Group Supports Budget Management and Fiscal Transparency as Govt Responds to the Ebola Crisis[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone in its efforts to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Ebola crisis. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 13:50Ebola - UN Says Health Workers to Receive Hazard Pay Using Mobile Money[UN News]Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive "hazard pay" for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because "unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it's very difficult to attract and retain people," the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today. read more...
Wednesday, 12-17-14, 12:44Quarantined Families in Sierra Leone Receive Vital Supplies[Thomson Reuters Foundation]More than 2,500 quarantined people in Sierra Leone have received vital supplies after distributions by Plan International. Many families, whose members have come into contact with a confirmed case, are being quarantined to stop the spread of Ebola. The isolation makes it difficult for them to access food and other essential items, which is why Plan's distributions are so important. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 8:39Mathaska Ebola Unit, a Life Saver for Port Loko District[Sierra Leone Government]Information and Communications Minister, Alhaji Alpha Kanu has said at the official opening ceremony of the 100 beds Ebola Treatment Centre at Mathaska Port Loko district over the weekend that the Ebola outbreak has had a very big hitch on the country's economy, divides family, kills and separate us from our loved ones. read more...
Tuesday, 12-16-14, 8:23New UK Ebola Centres and Labs in Sierra Leone[Gov.UK]Five more Ebola treament centres have been completed and handed over to the charities who will run them. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 17:06Prison Watch Fears Ebola Spread in Correctional Centers[Concord]Prison Watch Sierra Leone has expressed fear of a looming Ebola outbreak in correctional centers across the country due to over congestion. read more...
Monday, 12-15-14, 11:07President Koroma Issues Stern Warning[Sierra Leone Government]President Koroma has issued a stern warning against those individuals who are using the Ebola crisis at the expense and detriment of the lives of the people. read more...
Sunday, 12-14-14, 7:37UN Envoy Calls for 'Big Surge' in Ebola Fight Efforts[UN News]Amid a spike in Ebola transmission rates in Sierra Leone, the United Nations envoy coordinating the massive global crisis response has travelled to the West African nation to help implement a surge in efforts to contain the outbreak. read more...

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