Sierra Leone: Legislators Seek 300% Salary Raise As Doctors Strike
[This is Africa] Are politicians and parliamentarians across Africa cut from the same cloth? Sierra Leone's MPs are pushing for a 300% salary increase, reinforcing the statement, join African politics if you want to be wealthy without much effort. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Safety for Frontline Health Workers Paramount to Ebola Response and Global Health Security
November 09, 2018The threat in DRC may no longer be containable and could become endemic.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield came to Capitol Hill in Washington Monday with an ominous warning:The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now so serious that it might not be containable and could become endemic.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) reports this week that there are now 300 cases of the virus and 186 deaths since the outbreak was declared four months ago. Twenty-seven health workers have been infected and three have died.Key to ending the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Cataract Surgery in Kenema
[Concord] Charles Jusu, who is over 60, has finally regained his complete eyesight. He is one of the beneficiaries of free cataract surgery being conducted by a team of Chinese medical experts from Hunan Province. His two eyes were almost rendered useless after being affected by cataract for the past years. But with the intervention of the medical team, his eyesight has been revived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Cost $53 Bln - Study West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Cost $53 Bln - Study
An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month's Journal of Infectious Diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

West Africa's Ebola outbreak cost $53 billion - study
An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month's Journal of Infectious Diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Resident Minister North Hands Over Drugs to Tonkolili District
[Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has on Friday October 12, 2018,handed over five trucks of free healthcare commodities at a ceremony held at the Tonkolili District Council hall in Tonkolili district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Teenage Pregnancy Affecting Health, Social, Economic, Political and Progress
[Concord] Sierra Leone's 2014 and 2015 status of youth report has revealed that teenage pregnancy is one of the most pervasive problems affecting the health, social, economic, political progress and empowerment of adolescent girls and young females in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted
[Concord] By Alusine Sesay (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Ebola Virus Found in Bats
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- A new Ebola virus species discovered in bats in Sierra Leone has never been detected in sick humans or other animals, a new study shows. It's the first finding of its type, according to the researchers. The newly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola species found in bats ahead of any potential outbreak
(University of California - Davis) For the first time, scientists discovered a new ebola virus species in a host prior to detection in an infected human or sick animal. The discovery of the Bombali virus in bats in Sierra Leone and the sequencing of the complete genome was officially published today in the journal Nature Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding Sierra Leonean and Liberian teachers' views on discussing past wars in their classrooms - Shepler S, Williams JH.
Various curricular and textbook initiatives exist to aid in the national processes of coming to terms with past violence, often serving the political goals of the victors, sometimes supported by international transitional justice institutions. Sierra Leone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Lawmakers Order Release of Container Drugs Held At Quay
[Concord] Plans by the Sierra Leone Ports Authority to auction a container loaded with HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis drugs was thwarted last week after lawmakers reached a resolution for the drugs to be released immediately and distributed to various health centres across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia, Sierra Leone Not Prepared to Prevent Ebola
[New Democrat] The American government's intervention via the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to train health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to prepare for and prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease failed after six international organizations hired to implement the project delivered unclear results, a US government audit shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia's Public Health Institute Rebuts Fears After New Ebola Strain Discovery in Sierra Leone
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Sierra Leone deals with a certain level of public fear after the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in the northern part of the country, Liberia's public health authority tells Liberians that there should be "no cause for alarm". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Ebola Fear Grips Lofa Residents
[NEWS] The NEWS has learnt that residents of Lofa County are reportedly living in fear over reports of the discovery of a new strain of Ebola virus in neighboring Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Binta's World
[Concord] The need for parents to complement efforts of NGO's in creating a society free from teenage pregnancy (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toxic heavy metal contamination from cadmium in the soil stresses rice crops and threatens both crop viability and food safety
(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology has revealed that the current progress of scientific literature regarding the effects of cadmium accumulation in soil, coupled with the development of various procedures to treat it, significantly aids toxin-free rice production. Led by researchers from the South China Agricultural University and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Species of Ebola Discovered
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:New Ebola Virus Strain Found in Sierra Leone
[East African] Researchers in Sierra Leone have found a new strain of the Ebola virus, the government said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fears of another Ebola epidemic raised as scientists discover a new type
Health ministers in the African nation of Sierra Leone have now urged millions living in the country to avoid eating bats – a local delicacy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Call for Kambia Women, Girls to Use Family Planning
[Concord] The government, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners, last week celebrated World Population Day 2018 in Kambia on the theme "Family Planning is a human right". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:How DRC's Ebola Outbreak Has Been Contained
[VOA] The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be in its waning days. Despite 28 deaths as of early June, health officials are cautiously optimistic that they are bringing the outbreak under control. So far, it's a striking turnaround from the 2014 West Africa outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and traveled as far as Glasgow, Scotland, and Dallas, Texas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Effort to Eliminate Rabies Intensifies
[Concord] The National Livestock and Animal Welfare, Rabies control Taskforce in collaboration with World Animal Protection are currently meeting Sierra Leone government Ministers of Health, Agriculture, Education and the Judiciary between 2nd - 6th July to come up with an action plan to implement the National Rabies Elimination Strategy launched in 2017 in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Minister of Health Opens Slmda Mid-Year Congress in Makeni
[Concord] The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie has officially opened the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) Mid-Year Congress and Scientific Sessions on the theme: "The Role of Medical Insurance in Improving Healthcare in Sierra Leone" and a symposium on the topic: "Surgery as a Component of Universal Health Coverage" over the weekend at the Makama Lodge in Makeni. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Government to Extend Free Healthcare to Schools
[Concord] Minister of Health and Sanitation has yesterday disclosed that plans were underway to extend the government free healthcare facility to school going children, adding that health care facility was an important component to the president's free education package. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:China Helps Sierra Leone Build Center for Disease Prevention, Control
[Focac] Beijing -The Chinese People's Liberation Army has assisted Sierra Leone in building a center for tropical infectious disease prevention and control, a spokesperson of the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:UN Women Calls for Multi-Sectoral Approach to End Maternal Mortality
[Concord] Country Representative of UN Women in Sierra Leone has called on the government to start thinking of adopting a multi-sectoral approach in an effort to help end maternal mortality in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Teachers, Parents Lectured On Autism Spectrum Disorder
[Concord] Over 50 head teachers, teachers, parents and school administrators have benefited from one day training in Autism Spectrum Disorder, a developmental disability which normally affects children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors End Income Generation Conference
[Concord] With funds from the Ministry of Social Welfare, the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES) on Sunday, 10th June ended a four-day conference on Income Generation Activities (IGA) at the Companero Hotel, East of Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Pharmaceutical Society Pays Courtesy Call On Health Minister
[Concord] The Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone led by the President, Pharmacist Mutada Sesay, Acting Chief Pharmacist and Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies, Jack Lansana and the Registrar of Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Pharmacist Wiltshire Johnson, over the weekend paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Wurie at his Youyi Building office in Brookfields Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone– “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.” Ms. Kanneh ’s labour was difficult, and without adequate care, her baby was stillborn. And her pain didn’t end there. “It was only after the delivery that I started leaking urine, and my life hasn’t been the same since,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

How to slow down Ebola
Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, a total of 29,000 patients were diagnosed with the disease. More than 11,000 people didn't survive. The epidemic has now passed, but researchers are wondering which intervention strategies would have been most effective in containing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Health Partners Call for a Tobacco-Free Sierra Leone
[Concord] On World No Tobacco Day, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation joined WHO and partners in calling for a halt to the tobacco epidemic, asking communities, businesses, health workers and individuals to take a pledge to end tobacco use in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Sierra Leone Seeks Doctors, Teachers From Nigeria
[Premium Times] Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allie Kabba, has requested Nigeria's assistance in energy, education and health sectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ambulance Service Not Available in Most Communities
[Concord] --SABI Citizens' Perception Survey report (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Past use of disinfectants and PPE for Ebola could inform future outbreaks
(PLOS) Data from the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak at two Sierra Leone facilities reveal daily usage rates for disinfectant and personal protective equipment, informing future outbreaks, according to a study published May 24, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michaela Mallow of International Medical Corps in Los Angeles, Calif., and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Deaths Hit 27 in Congo, Vaccinations Start
The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vaccine remains experimental but seems effective. It was developed during the world's worst Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, which claimed 11,300 lives.
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Not Yet a Global Emergency, WHO Says
World health leaders met on Friday to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and concluded that for the time being, while the outbreak is serious, it is not a public health emergency of international concern. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva. Tedros, as he prefers to be called, previously visited an affected area of the country and said he’s impressed by the local response. “We were encouraged by what we have seen despite the cha...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:'Sierra Leone Has Highest Maternal Mortality Ratio'
[Concord] Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Dr. Kim E. Dickson, has revealed that the country has the highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the world, with 1,360 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, while one in every 17 women bear the risk of dying during labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

New film highlights human pressures of diamond industry in Sierra Leone
(University of Bath) A new feature film from the University of Bath, 'Voices from the Mine,' highlights what happens when a diamond journeys from mine to market and who really benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Congo Health Ministry Confirms 2 Ebola Cases in New Outbreak
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country's rural northwest, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed in Bikoro. Congo's Health Ministry said that of the five samples sent to the National Institute of Biological Research in Kinshasa, two came back positive for the Zaire strain of Ebola in the country's Equateur Province. The samples were gathered after the Equateur Province Health Ministry notified Kinshasa on May 3 of some 21 cases of a hemorrhagic fever in the Ikoko Impenge area, including 17 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Heidi Robbins ’21: Fitting the Pieces Together
A love of language led rower Heidi Robbins '21 to Tanzania to study Swahili, an experience that turned her attention to global health—subsequent trips to Sierra Leone and Kenya pointed her to medical school. But a surprising invitation to train for the Olympics changed her plans. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - May 7, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Education News Africa global health sports Student Spotlight Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Kailahun - The General Mood Was One of a People in Great Pain
[Concord] De Monk -There's now a loose saying among Sierra Leoneans that any menace that starts in Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone, will definitely spread across every region of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions Sierra Leone Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Election Raises Hopes for Girls' Education, Safe Abortions
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A change of president in Sierra Leone will bring a new chance to fight for reproductive rights and girls' education although the lack of women in government will make it tough, activists said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news