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Friday, 08-29-14, 15:23RMFA, Petroleum Directorate and Others Donate to Fight Ebola[Sierra Leone Government]As efforts continue in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease, the Acting Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Mr. Babagaleh Barrie on behalf of the Road Maintenance Fund Administration together with the Sierra Leone Roads Authority, road contractors and consultants on the 28th August, 2014 presented a cheque of Nine Hundred and Fifty-Nine Million, Three Hundred Thousand Leones (Le.959,300,000) to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. read more...
Thursday, 08-28-14, 9:58AfDB President Engages President Koroma On Ebola[Sierra Leone Government]The President of African Development Bank, Dr Donald Kaberuka on the 26th August paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. read more...
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 13:48How Midwives On Turtle Islands Are Improving Women's Health[IPS]Mattru Jong -Emmanuel is a male midwife. read more...
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 7:07WHO Shuts Ebola Lab in Sierra Leone[VOA]The World Health Organization has shut one of its Ebola testing labs in Sierra Leone after a staff member there was infected by the virus. read more...
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 6:39'Get Tough' Measures Won't Work for Ebola - Social Anthropologist[VOA]Dakar -As countries affected by the Ebola outbreak announce tougher measures to check the spread of the disease - including possible jail time for those accused of hiding Ebola patients - public health experts say the "get tough" approach will not work and may just alienate affected communities even more. read more...
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 Replaced[Concord]World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone a week after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his disappointment at the apparent slow pace response of the international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...

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