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Sierra Leone:Seeking Fair Elections, Sierra Leone Bans FGM During Campaign Season
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"So many politicians use initiation into secret society during campaigns to gain votes, especially those of women" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Rampant Illegal Sand Mining At Ebola/Mudslide Cemetery
[Concord] Volunteers at the Ebola/Mudslide victims' cemetery at Pa Loko village in the outskirts of Waterloo, Western Area Rural District, have expressed fear that rampant illegal sand mining currently taking place nearby could have far-reaching negative impact on the sacred ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola aid worker scared neighbour on his return to home
Professor Chris Bulstrode, who was stationed in Sierra Leone during the pandemic of 2014/15, admitted that returning home after an 'emergency mission' is always a 'tricky change of gear'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Access to Information Still a Pipedream As MOHS 'Criminally' Fails to Avail Information
[Concord] Access to information is to all intents and purposes still a pipedream in Sierra Leone, four years after the passage of an Act which makes it mandatory for citizens to access information held by or is under the control of public authority or a private body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Ebola Survivors Sue Sierra Leone Government
[East African] Two Ebola survivors have filed a suit at the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) court against the Sierra Leonean government's handling of the 2014 epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola victims sue Sierra Leone government over mismanaged funds
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Two Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone filed a lawsuit in a regional court on Friday, accusing the government of mismanaging funds during an epidemic that killed more than 3,000 people in the West African nation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Parliament Passes New Healthcare Law
[Concord] E Sesay -Parliament last Wednesday unanimously passed into law the Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme (SLeSHI), a law that would assure affordable, timely and quality healthcare delivery for all and sundry across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:'Critical Gaps Remain to Support and Protect Children Affected By HIV/Aids'
[Concord] Commissioner of the National Commission for Children (NCC) Wednesday stated that despite strides made in combating HIV AIDS in the country and significant progress in accessing Anti-Retro Viral (ARTs), critical gaps still remain in the effort to better support and protect children affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Response to Ebola outbreak leads to improved mental health services in Sierra Leone
(King's College London) A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:UK Aid Opens Refurbished Hospital Laboratory in Sierra Leone
[PR Newswire] London -UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HC3 (Health Communication Capacity Collaborative) in Action: Strengthening the SBCC (Social and Behavior Change Communication) System
U.S. Agency for International Development. 09/2017 This 10-page document, published by the USAID-funded Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), describes the components of an effective Social and Behavior Change Communication system, and provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to illustrate these components in action. The program in Sierra Leone focuses on rebuilding trust in the country's health system, and encourages uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child services as part of Ebola recovery efforts. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Reporting Deaths Among Children Aged < 5 Years After the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — Bombali District, Sierra Leone, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

CARE International DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) Ebola Emergency Response Project: Final Evaluation Report
CARE International. 12/30/2016 This 54-page report presents findings from a final evaluation of the CARE International Ebola Emergency Response project that addressed the impact of Ebola on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health. The project was concentrated in the northern region of Sierra Leone. The report assesses the extent to which proposed outcomes and objectives have been achieved, the efficient and effective use of resources, and the extent to which the Code of Conduct standards and Sphere had been respected. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Sierra Leone First Lady and Beingmate Launch Donation Project for Africa Children
[PR Newswire] Freetown, Sierra Leone -Sierra Leone's First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women's and children's health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Social Welfare Minister Takes Sierra Leone Success Story to Ecowas - Defends Adult Bondo Women's Rights to Their Bodies
[Concord] The Minister Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs,Dr.Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has just returned from the 2017 edition of the annual ECOWAS First Ladies Conference, which ended in Niamey, Niger on 5th October, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Analytics and Machine Learning Can Save Your Life
[CAJ News] ?MORE than 11 000 people died during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or nearly 40 percent of all reported cases. The virus was relentless, hopping between Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia, before making its way to the United Kingdom, United States and Spain. But what if we could have predicted the outbreak months before it happened, buying us time to take proactive measures to contain it and curb its spread? With access to overwhelming volumes of data, the computational power need (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Will Keep Ravaging Nigeria Unless Better Surveillance Is Put in Place
[The Conversation Africa] Lassa fever was first discovered nearly 50 years ago in Nigeria. Since then, it has been reported in other West African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There is also evidence of Lassa fever presence in southern Mali, Burkina Faso, C ôte d'Ivoire and Ghana, all of which share a similar tropical wooded savanna ecological zone. But there is still no vaccine against the disease. A new outbreak in 19 Nigerian states and in Lagos city - the most populated city on the continent - has sp (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Koroma Visits Chinese Ark Peace Hospital Ship
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma this afternoon visited the Chinese Ark Peace Hospital ship which docked in Freetown on 19 September, 2017 for a weeklong humanitarian medical services for local people in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa:USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trusted messages key to counter community concerns during disease outbreak
(University of Louisville) Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Chinese Ark Peace Arrives to Offer Free Medical
[Concord] The Chinese Naval medical Ship, Ark Peace, yesterday arrived the shores of Sierra Leone hoping to deliver free medical service to 200 people within five days, from Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flooding, mudslides leave communities devastated, pregnant women in need
Language EnglishRegent, SIERRA LEONE –“I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.Ms. Kamara is eight months pregnant from the Motormeh Community in Regent. She and two of her daughters, ages 9 and 5, survived the disaster. But her three-year-old daughter and brother both died.“When the rescue team pulled my brother out from the mud, they pulled out his unclothed corpse and some of his body parts,” Ms. Kamara said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: After Deadly Mudslide, Sierra Leone Vaccinates Against Cholera
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Thousands risk infection in emergency shelters with limited access to clean water and sanitation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: From Ebola to Mudslides, Sierra Leone Learns Painful Disaster Lessons
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -"People do have the opportunity to increase or reduce vulnerability and hence the damage suffered during an event" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone to begin cholera vaccination drive in disaster-affected areas
Half a million people in Sierra Leone will be able to access the life-saving cholera vaccine within weeks, the country ’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced on Tuesday. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: cholera [subject], vibrio cholerae, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], African Region [region], Sierra Leone [country] Source Type: news

Race against time
A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: PPASL Donates, Gives Free Reproductive Health Treatment
[Concord] The Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), has on Friday, August 18, 2017, provided relief items to displaced family members at the worst affected Regent community disaster site in the outskirt of Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: MSF Supports Communities Hit Hard By Mudslide and Flooding
[MSF] On 14 August, a hillside collapsed and triggered a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown after a couple of days of torrential rain. Almost 500 people are reported dead, with an estimated 600 people missing, and 3,000 people left homeless. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report of the One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 08/18/2017 This 62-page report summarizes a technical and ministerial meeting that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, on November 8-11, 2016, to share experiences and explore challenges encountered during the One Health approach to fight zoonotic diseases and related public health threats. Chapter topics include the global health security agenda; surveillance of the natural reservoir of the Ebola virus: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and infectious disease surveillance under the One Health approach. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thousands Left Homeless, Prey to Diseases, After Sierra Leone Mudslide Thousands Left Homeless, Prey to Diseases, After Sierra Leone Mudslide
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead
FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Risk of disease as hundreds line up to identify Sierra Leone mudslide victims
FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Freetown residents queued on Wednesday to identify relatives killed in a mudslide on the edge of the Sierra Leone capital, as aid workers warned of an impending health crisis caused by nearly 400 corpses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

At Least 600 Missing in Deadly Sierra Leone Mudslides
REETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under tons of mud as they slept. The Connaught Hospital mortuary in central Freetown was overwhelmed on Tuesday with more than 300 bodies, many spread on the floor. "The magnitude of the destruction as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

More than 200 Dead in Sierra Leone Mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Relatives dug through the mud in search of their loved ones and a morgue overflowed with bodies Monday after heavy rains and flooding early in the day killed at least 200 people in Sierra Leone's capital. Bodies were spread out on the floor of a morgue, Sinneh Kamara, a coroner technician at the Connaught Hospital mortuary, told the national broadcaster. "The capacity at the mortuary is too small for the corpses," he told the Sierra Leone National Broadcasting Corp. Kamara urged the health department to deploy more ambulances, saying his mortuary only has four. Sierra Leone's n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community engagement drives Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone
To ensure the right person takes an Ebola trial vaccine at the right time in Sierra Leone, an EU-industry funded project is employing a combination of low-tech and high-tech community engagement strategies. Today, 450 adults and 96 adolescents are successfully enrolled in a two-stage vaccine trial. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 1, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Establishing Partnerships for Adaptive Programming in Sierra Leone
Oxfam GB. 07/10/2017 This eight-page document provides information about the Freetown WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Consortium, consisting of Oxfam, Action contre La Faim (ACF), Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, and GOAL, which has worked to decrease mortality and morbidity stemming from preventable WASH-related causes in Sierra Leone's capital. It outlines how the program is implemented in partnership with government ministries, local authorities, and the President's Delivery Team, as well as how the program adapted to the Ebola outbreak. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NJ issues new rules after lawsuit by Ebola-quarantined nurse
Attorneys said the decision was the result of a lawsuit filed by Kaci Hickox ​, a nurse who had been working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak​ in 2014 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey agrees to new quarantine rules to end Ebola suit
New Jersey has agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak filed a lawsuit against the state (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Can the Ebola Response Teach Us for Future Health Outbreaks in Cities?
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action. 07/06/2017 This 49-minute webinar discusses what the Ebola response can teach humanitarians about future health outbreaks in cities. It considers if quarantine is ethical; how humanitarian organizations can engage with multiple communities at once; and what should be done when there are high levels of population movement in a public health crisis like Ebola. It discusses the main challenges and lessons with people who were working in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia during and after the crisis. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Norfolk nurse runs to raise funds for African street children
A nurse and novice runner has taken on a half marathon in the heat of the African sun in order to help children who live and work on a rubbish dump in Sierra Leone. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies: Guinea Report
The objectives were to highlight the risks on integrity which humanitarian actors face in the response to the Ebola epidemic; to highlight the preventive/mitigation measures, tools, and good practices implemented by humanitarian actors to ensure integrity in their operations; and to make actionable recommendations to humanitarian actors to enhance the integrity of the response in future similar crises. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toolkit for PSS (Psychosocial Support) Workers: Community-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Sierra Leone
Trocaire. 10/2016 This 64-page document is a compilation of tools for delivering services to children and adults in Sierra Leone. The toolkit provides a range of resources that have been validated in Sierra Leone. Grounded in the Sierra Leonean context and drawn from all regions of the country, it is not limited to the care of Ebola survivors and their families; the tools and skills are meant to be used if other crises arise in Sierra Leone, as well as for other projects seeking to promote the psychosocial well-being of people and their communities. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news