Author Archives: User2

First Two Ebola Survivors Discharged From IFRC Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone [press release]

Osman Sesay was the second confirmed Ebola patient to arrive at the newly opened treatment centre operated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Kenema, Sierra Leone. When he crossed the threshold of the

UK Must Channel Aid to Fight FGM in Sierra Leone – Lawmakers

Britain must set up a programme to tackle female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, where the practice is seen as a prerequisite for marriage and even used as a political tool, a parliamentary committee said. The International Development Committee said

Ebola and Sierra Leone – Health Care At Breaking Point [opinion]

In the first of a series of blogs about the impact and consequences of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, ARI researcher Jamie Hitchen, recently back from a year spent working in the country, focuses on health care. “Ebola has

Door-to-Door Campaign Reaches Over Half a Million People in Sierra Leone’s Deprived Communities

Following a three-day national “stay at home” initiative to contain the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone is pursuing an intensive door-to-door campaign in the capital Freetown to educate people on how the virus spreads and what to do to prevent

Guinea Intensifies Ebola Screening At Sierra Leone Border

Guinean security forces are intensifying their Ebola screening efforts at the border with Sierra Leone. At the Madina Oula town crossing, people are subjected to rigorous health checks. Guinean security forces check for fever and instruct all travelers to wash

Sierra Leone Center Releases Its First Ebola Survivors

When Kadiatu Bangura saw her brother, Emmanuel, for the first time after her release from the International Red Cross-operated Ebola treatment center near Kenema, she ran into his arms crying tears of joy. She had not seen him for weeks

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola in Us for Observation

An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola while in Sierra Leone has been flown to the United States. The doctor was flown to a regional airport in the eastern state of Maryland Sunday and walked off the plane wearing

Sierra Leone Starting to See ‘Stabilising’ Effect of Ebola Quarantine, Says Presidential Aisor [interview]

A high-ranking aisor to Sierra Leone’s president told RFI on Saturday that they are beginning to see the effects of the quarantine on certain areas of the country hit by the deadly Ebola virus. Monty Jones, special aisor to President