Category Archives: Education

Mozambique Races to Contain 1,000 Cases of Cholera

BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1,000.There has been one death

World Bank Country Director Meets President Julius Maada Bio, Assures of Support to the Government of Sierra Leone

State House, Freetown� The World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Henry Kerali, has called at State House to assure His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio of the institution's support to the New Direction Government. Sierra...

Shutting down the internet doesn’t work – but governments keep doing it

As the internet continues to gain considerable power and agency around the world, many governments have moved to regulate it. And where regulation fails, some states resort to internet shutdowns or deliberate disruptions.The statistics are staggering. ...

UN: Fighting, Instability Have Displaced 100,000 in Burkina Faso

GENEVA � More than 100,000 people have been displaced by factional fighting and lawlessness in Burkina Faso, most within the past two months, according to a U.N. report published Tuesday."Burkina Faso is, for the first time in its history, facing

President Julius Maada Bio Commissions 30 Garbage Collection Trucks at State House in Sierra Leone

State House, Freetown� His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has officially commissioned thirty garbage collection trucks, a generous grant from the People's Republic of China, to assist in the government's ongoing cleaning exercise across the coun...

Technologies of trust in epidemic response: openness, reflexivity and accountability during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

AbstractTrust is an essential component of successful cooperative endeavours. The global health response to the 2014�2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak confronted historically tenuous regional relationships of trust. Challenging sociopolitical contexts an...

Ebola vaccine is key in ongoing efforts to contain the DRC outbreak

Vaccines are recognised as one of the most powerful tools in controlling and preventing infectious diseases. This despite strong anti-vaccination movements around the globe.It was with vaccine in hand that one of the most dreaded diseases of the last t...

Ebola vaccine is key in ongoing efforts to contain the DRC outbreak

Vaccines are recognised as one of the most powerful tools in controlling and preventing infectious diseases. This despite strong anti-vaccination movements around the globe.It was with vaccine in hand that one of the most dreaded diseases of the last t...