Sierra Leone: Freetown Receives International Support to Help Migrants Amid Covid-19
[allAfrica] The city of Freetown has become one of five across the world to receive an award to help it expand a waste-management scheme aimed at helping young people in informal settlements to make a living and improve public health amid the challenges of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good results for groin hernia operations not performed by doctors in Sierra Leone
(Karolinska Institutet) In countries with a severe shortage of surgeons it is common for some operations to be done by medical staff with lower formal qualifications. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have led a study on the safety and efficacy of a common surgical procedure. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, shows that inguinal hernia operations performed by associate clinicians at a Sierra Leone hospital were just as safe and effective as those performed by doctors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Female Genital Mutilation - the Woman Fighting Sierra Leone's Ritual
[DW] Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in Africa. Despite decades of campaigns, the traditional practice has hardly declined. This doesn't deter Rugiatu Turay from fighting cutting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt Detains 3 Covid Response Officials Over Graft
[East African] Three top officials managing Sierra Leone's response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over alleged graft. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Investigates Isolation of Poliovirus Type 2
[WHO] Freetown -- The Ministry of Health and Sanitation wishes to inform the general public that preliminary results from the investigations of children manifesting weakness of the limbs, referred to as 'Acute Flaccid Paralysis' (AFP) have led to the isolation of poliovirus type 2 from three cases of AFP in Kambia, Tonkolili and Western Area Rural respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Even the Pandemic Hasn ’t Made Public-Health Icon Paul Farmer Lose Hope
“Am I allowed to be a normal human and say, ‘How are you?'” asks Dr. Paul Farmer as soon as our Zoom call connects. It’s an apt introduction for a man who became a living legend in the global health world mostly by being a normal human who does extraordinary things–starting with co-founding the Boston-based nonprofit organization Partners in Health (PIH) in 1987, before graduating from Harvard Medical School. Since then, PIH and its global staff of 18,000 have helped strengthen health systems in the “clinical deserts” of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Russia and numerous other countries. PIH...
Source: TIME: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Public Health Second click Source Type: news

Do educated women in Sierra Leone support discontinuation of female genital mutilation/cutting? Evidence from the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey - Ameyaw EK, Yaya S, Seidu AA, Ahinkorah BO, Baatiema L, Njue C.
INTRODUCTION: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) comprises all procedures that involve the total or partial elimination of the external genitalia or any injury to the female genital organ for non-medical purposes. More than 200 million females have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa Must not Assume a ‘Business as Usual’ Approach to COVID-19 Recovery
Jennifer Cynthia Nyakonga, a 24-year-old teacher in Palabek Refugee Settlement, Uganda in class. Following closure of schools due to COVID-19, many of the girls have gotten pregnant and some have repatriated back to South Sudan. Photo credits: Emmanuel Museruka/Oxfam.By Peter Kamalingin B.L.NAIROBI, Nov 3 2020 (IPS) The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa’s population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor. Millions are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. Children have been forced out of school with many of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Peter Kamalingin Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Nigeria/Sierra Leone: Covid-19 Knocks Newly-Invited Nigeria Goalkeeper Osigwe Out of Sierra Leone Clash
[This Day] Swiss Super League club Lugano have announced that newly-invited Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has tested positive for coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

STOP THE BLEED training has saved lives from Sierra Leone to Connecticut
(American College of Surgeons) Two studies presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020 provide evidence that STOP THE BLEED ® training is effective and has made a lifesaving difference around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unity Health physician who worked in Sierra Leone during Ebola helps build model to project local COVID-19 numbers
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 22, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 'Malaria Kills More Than Any Other Diseases in Sierra Leone'
[Concord] Deputy Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Program at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Alhaji Sayni Turay, has stated that malaria is more dangerous and kills more than any other disease in Sierra Leone and the world as whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evaluation of a lay first responder program in Sierra Leone as a scalable model for prehospital trauma care - Eisner ZJ, Delaney PG, Thullah AH, Yu AJ, Timbo SB, Koroma S, Sandy K, Sesay AD, Turay P, Scott JW, Raghavendran K.
INTRODUCTION: Few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have robust emergency medical services (EMS). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends scaling-up lay first responder programs as the first step toward formal EMS development. MATERIALS AND METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: We Have a Responsibility to Invest in Our Healthcare System
[Africa Renewal] Dr. Mamadu Baldeh is a 31-year-old medical officer attached to the Infectious Disease and Isolation Unit at the Connaught Hospital, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital complex, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Why Sierra Leone Needs to Focus On Cardiovascular Health
[The Conversation Africa] Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally. Noncommunicable diseases such as these arise mainly from lifestyle transitions towards a high-calorie diet and low-activity living. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Older People in Sierra Leone Face 'Ticking Time Bomb' of Health Issues - Study
[University of Birmingham] Three-quarters of people over-40 in Sierra Leone have at least one health factor that could contribute to cardiovascular disease -- creating a 'ticking time bomb' of death and disability in one of the world's poorest counties, a new study reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: WHO Donates Lifesaving Equipment and Medical Supplies to Help Fight Covid-19 in Sierra Leone
[WHO] The World Health Organization continues to expend its strategic technical expertise support to include logistical and operational support to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to respond to COCID-19 pandemic. This was demonstrated with the recent donation of COVID-19 response supplies and equipment worth more than 600,000 US Dollars. The consignment, which were officially handed over to the Minister of Health and Sanitation by the WHO Representative on 4 September (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The intergenerational impact of war on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing: lessons from the longitudinal study of war-affected youth in Sierra Leone - Betancourt TS, Keegan K, Farrar J, Brennan RT.
BACKGROUND: Globally, one in four children lives in a country affected by armed conflict or disaster often accompanied by exposure to a range of adversities including violent trauma and loss. Children involved with armed groups (often referred to as "child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: A New Covid-19 Testing Laboratory Commissioned in Rural Sierra Leone Supported By WHO
[WHO] On 29 August 2020, a newly established WHO-supported COVID-19 testing molecular laboratory was commissioned in Makeni City, northern Sierra Leone, to facilitate scaling up of testing capacity for the disease in the country. This makes the 6th COVID-19 testing site in Sierra Leone, in addition to; Central Public Health Reference laboratory, Jui P3 laboratory, Connaught National Teaching and Referral Hospital laboratory, 34 Military laboratory and Kenema Government Hospital laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Declares Africa Polio Free, Salone Celebrates
[Concord] Sierra Leone yesterday celebrated a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent was certified by the World Health Organization, to be free of wild poliovirus transmission, a joint press release states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Classifying childhood war trauma exposure: latent profile analyses of Sierra Leone's former child soldiers - Su S, Frounfelker RL, Desrosiers A, Brennan RT, Farrar J, Betancourt TS.
BACKGROUND: Former child soldiers are at elevated risk for mental health problems (e.g., traumatic stress, emotion dysregulation, and internalizing and externalizing problems). To examine which groups of former child soldiers are more likely to have diffic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Polio - Sierra Leone Celebrates Africa's Landmark Achievement
[Vanguard] Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Sierra Leone Celebrates Africa's Landmark Achievement Against Polio
[WHO] FREETOWN, 25 August 2020 - Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified today by the World Health Organization, to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. The announcement was made at the virtual session of the 70th Regional Committee for Africa, which is the Organization's highest decision-making body on health policy in Africa. The Committee comprises of Ministers of Health from each of the 47 WHO Member States in the Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: How App Originally Made to Fight Ebola Helps in Covid-19 Pandemic
[Africa Renewal] Earlier version of locally developed app was used to help tackle the 2014 Ebola outbreak (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Leading in Time of COVID: A True Test of Leadership
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Folake Olayinka Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 'Breastfeeding Could Save 820,000 Children Every Year'
[Concord] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has stated that breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children every year and possibly generates US $302 billion in additional income. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19
[African Arguments] Deaths from malaria could double if the fight against coronavirus comes at the expense of anti-malaria efforts, warns Sierra Leone's Health Minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Featured Review: Digital contact tracing technologies in epidemics: a rapid review
Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks?Why is this question important?The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of - an infectious disease, allowing them to self-isolate and helping to stop the spread of infection. Traditionally, contact tracing begins with notification that someone has an infectious disease. They are asked to recall their contacts, going back two to three days before symptom onset. This is time-consuming and may no...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

South Africa: Funeral Practices and Cultural Dignity in the Time of Covid
[African Arguments] 'People were expected to go from one end of the spectrum to the other; from washing the bodies by hand, dressing them, and holding elaborate ceremonies, to having a corpse in a body bag and no goodbye.'- Fiona McLysaght, Sierra Leone country director for the humanitarian organisation Concern Worldwide during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Helps Bring Quality Maternal and Newborn Services to Communities
[Concord] Kadijatu chose to give birth in a health facility because, "it is dangerous to give birth at home... there are potential serious complications if one chose to give birth at home. In some cases, this may lead to death or death of the newborn baby." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: There Are Signs of Hope for Ending Poverty, Even in a Pandemic - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The novel coronavirus threatens to reverse the gains made in the global struggle to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030 -- but Sierra Leone offers hope that progress can be made in improving people's lives even in a pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Doctors Threaten to Expand Strike Amid COVID-19 Crisis Sierra Leone Doctors Threaten to Expand Strike Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Doctors in Sierra Leone, who are refusing to treat COVID-19 patients to press demands for bonus payments and more protective equipment, threatened on Tuesday to suspend care for other patients too if the dispute is not resolved by Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Tackling Malaria Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak Response
[WHO] Mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets is underway in Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown and its suburbs to complete a nationwide household distribution of 4.6 million mosquito nets. The campaign started in mid-May with nets distributed in 14 of the country's 16 districts. The remaining two districts (Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural), in the capital and its suburbs account for around a fifth of the 7-million population and has also been accounting for nearly 60% of the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval for Janssen ’s Preventive Ebola Vaccine
Discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken place to define the required data set for filing US licensure. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen preventive Ebola vaccine regimen, Ad26.ZEBOV and MVA-BN-Filo, utilizes a non-replicating viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors carry the genetic code of several Ebola virus proteins in order to trigger an immune response.Janssen’s vac...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Contact Tracing - Learning Lessons From Sierra Leone
[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Mass Distribution of Bed Net in Freetown
[Concord] The mass distribution campaign of treated bed nets and House to House Family Sensitization on Covid-19 prevention are underway in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions Despite Growing Cases
[East African] Freetown -Sierra Leone residents can now freely move from one district to another without the need for a special pass, as the government gradually relaxes Covid-19 restrictions despite increasing number of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Responding to COVID-19 Must Not Come at the Expense of Malaria Activities, Otherwise Children May Pay The Price
[MSF] MSF paediatrician Carola Buscemi raises concerns about the COVID-19 response interfering with the treatment of measles for children in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Charity Seeks to Avert Teen Pregnancy Surge With Safe Sex App in Sierra Leone
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Experts fear a repeat of a surge in unwanted pregnancies seen during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt to Reopen Schools for Exams
[East African] Sierra Leone will temporarily reopen schools next month to allow registered students to sit for the public examinations, the government announced on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Distributes Mama-Baby Packs to Pregnant Women
[Concord] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone has commenced the distribution of Mama-baby bags to mothers in the maternity wards of selected health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Doctors Issue Strike Ultimatum Amid COVID-19 Fight
[East African] Just two days after low level Covid-19 responders went on strike, medical doctors in Sierra Leone have issued a strike notice over non-payment of allowances and incentives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers Commend Health Ministry, Partners
[Concord] Beneficiaries receiving bed net at Stoko health center in Makeni (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mental health among Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: results from a cross-sectional study - Secor A, Macauley R, Stan L, Kagone M, Sidikiba S, Sow S, Aronovich D, Litvin K, Davis N, Alva S, Sanderson J.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among adult Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: One-on-one surveys were conducted in EVD-affected... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Examining the factors associated with sexual violence against women in Sierra Leone: a nationwide cross-sectional study - Shour AR, Anguzu R, Zhou Y, Beyer K.
In 2019, Sierra Leone declared national emergency over rape and other forms of sexual violence (SV), hence diverting resources from other issues to tackle SV. However, little is known about nationwide risk/protective factors for SV, and this has been a sou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: COVID-19 Responders Strike Over Unpaid Risk Allowances
[Nation] Work on Sierra Leone's Covid-19 pandemic was partially paralysed on Monday following a strike by frontline workers who were protesting over non-payment of risk allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Ministry Distributes Mosquito Net in 14 Districts
[Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners including UNCEF, Global Fund and USAID, has distributed over four million mosquito nets in fourteen districts across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news