There ’s a Way to End Energy Poverty—And It Has the Side Effect of Making Fossil Fuels Obsolete
You bring your feverish baby to the hospital in the middle of the night. The nurse asks you to go home to get a flashlight. When the flashlight batteries give out, she resorts to a flickering candle to guide the insertion of an IV needle, delivering malaria medicine, into your baby’s hand. Maybe you don’t have a baby. Maybe you travel 14 miles a day by public bus to buy fresh fish to sell in your village. Every day, you must sell the fish before your ice melts and your inventory becomes worthless. In much of Africa, this is the norm. Almost half of the continent’s 1.3 billion population live without elect...
Source: TIME: Science - January 6, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Poindexter Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Covid-19 - Sierra Leone Confirms First Omicron Case
[East African] Health authorities in Sierra Leone has confirmed the country's first case of the Omicron variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Senegal Medics Arrive in Sierra Leone to Help Treat Tanker Blast Victims
[East African] The first batch of foreign healthcare specialists expected to help Sierra Leone treat victims of last week's deadly tanker explosion have arrived in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: WHO Airlifts Medical Specialists to Treat Victims of Tanker Explosion
[East African] The first batch of foreign healthcare specialists expected to help Sierra Leone treat victims of last week's deadly tanker explosion have arrived in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 98
An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel #oiltankertruck #sierraleone #crowds (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 98
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking... #sierraleone #crowds #oiltankertruck #freetown #gasstation (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 98
Authorities say at least 98 people are dead and 30 others critically wounded after an oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital #oiltankertruck #sierraleone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil tanker explosion kills over 90 in Sierra Leone
#oiltankerexplosion #sierraleone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanker Truck Explodes in Sierra Leone, Killing at Least 98
The truck first started leaking fuel and people had rushed to collect it, an official said. Many of them died in the blast, along with others nearby. #tankertruck #sierraleone (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone explosion: Scores dead after Freetown oil tanker collision
A huge explosion happened after an oil truck collided with another vehicle in the nation's capital. #oiltankercollision #sierraleone #oiltruck #freetown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 92 dead after an oil tanker explosion in Sierra Leone
#sierraleone #oiltankerexplosion (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil tanker explodes in Sierra Leone, killing at least 92
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — An oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing at least 92 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel,... #sierraleone #crowds #freetown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 84 killed in Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion
At least 84 people died on Friday after a fuel tanker exploded in a suburb of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, according to authorities in the West African country. #freetown #westafrican #suburb #sierraleone #fueltankerexplosion (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of suicidal behaviours amongst school-going adolescents in post-conflict Sierra Leone - Oppong Asante K, Quarshie ENB, Onyeaka HK.
BACKGROUND: Children and young people living in post-conflict contexts are at an increased risk of suicidal behaviours (ideations and attempts). Not much is known about the extent of suicidal behaviours amongst adolescents in most notable post-conflict cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Statement on Data Published in PLOS Medicine on Tolerability and Immune Response of Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen in Adults Living with HIV
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 29, 2021 – Data published in PLOS Medicine demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), was well tolerated and induced a robust immune response in both healthy adults and adults living with HIV. These findings, alongside Phase 3 data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, support the potential prophylactic use of the vaccine regimen to protect people at risk of acquiring Ebola. The regimen was granted Marketing Authorisation by the European Commission in July 2020 and Prequalificati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Understanding violence by non-state armed groups: the case of the RUF - Dudek N.
This paper uses a case study of Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front to help explain when and where non-state armed groups (NSAGs) use violence, and what type of violence such groups use. The first part of the paper compares 'ideological' and 'instrum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Guinea: Papers Show What Lay Behind Conde Regime's Ebola Denialism
[The Conversation Africa] More than 11,300 people died when the Ebola virus ripped through three West African countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia - from 2014 to 2016. It was the worst Ebola outbreak in known history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: WHO Sierra Leone Concludes Joint 2022-2023 Operational Planning Retreat With Ministry of Health and Sanitation
[WHO-AFRO] The World Health Organization Country Office in Sierra Leone has concluded a two-day high level technical and operational planning retreat with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to develop and validate the key priorities for the Organization's 2022-2023 biennial Operational Work Plan. The consultative process facilitated strategic discussions on aligning the Organization's two years activities with the health priorities of the government of Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen Demonstrated Robust and Durable Immune Response in Adults and Children in Data Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 13, 2021 – Data from two papers published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), generated robust humoral (antibody) immune responses in adults and children (ages 1-17) with the immune responses persisting in adults for at least two years. The data also showed that booster vaccination with Ad26.ZEBOV, administered to adults two years after the initial vaccination, induced a strong anamnestic (immune) response within seven days. These findings support the p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Safeguards Children With New Vaccine Against Polio
[WHO-AFRO] A sub-national polio immunization campaign starts today in Sierra Leone to protect an estimated 520,000 children under five years of age using the novel Oral Polio vaccine. The campaign will run for four days and will be implemented by national and district teams and frontline health workers that will go house to house in three districts - Tonkolili, Western Area Urban and Western Area Rural districts - to immunize eligible children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: World Bank Country Director Pays Courtesy Call On President Bio, Pledges Support for Health Insurance Scheme
[Sierra Leone Government] The World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia, Pierre Frank Laporte, has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and pledged the Bank's support for the country's Health Insurance Scheme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ebola Vaccine Booster Doses Under Way in Sierra Leone
[WHO-AFRO] Ebola booster dose vaccination kicks off in Sierra Leone following administration of the prime dose of the Johnson& Johnson Ebola vaccine in May this year. Frontline health workers, practitioners of traditional medicines or traditional healers and commercial motor bike riders who received the first dose are now being given their second jab to maximize their protection against the disease. The target beneficiaries were identified as high-risk groups and selected for preventive vaccination to protect th (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Privatised Health Services Worsen Pandemic
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 2021 (IPS) Decades of public health cuts have quietly taken a huge human toll, now even more pronounced with the pandemic. Austerity programmes, by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, have forced countries to cut public spending, including health provisioning. ‘Government is the problem’ “India’s COVID crisis: A deadly example of government failure”, “Government failures still hamper [UK] Covid-19 response”. Such headlines have become commonplace as the pandemic rages on, with no sign of end...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Source Type: news

ECW Interviews the Honourable Awut Deng Acuil, Minister of General Education and Instruction for South Sudan
By External SourceAug 6 2021 (IPS-Partners) Awut Deng Acuil is the first female Minister of Education for South Sudan, and only the second person to serve as Minister of Education for her country – which became independent country in 2011. Prior to this role, Minister Acuil was the first woman to serve as the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Recently, Minister Acuil made history as the first women to lead a South Sudan university when she was appointed head of council at the University of Bahr El-Ghazal. Since 2005, Minister Acuil has served as Presidential Advisor on Gender...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

One by One, African Countries Dismantle Colonial-Era Death Penalty Laws
In a unanimous vote by lawmakers, Sierra Leone became the 23rd African country to abolish capital punishment. Critics called it an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

City Heat is Worse if You ’re Not Rich or White. The World’s First Heat Officer Wants to Change That
Jane Gilbert knows she doesn’t get the worst of the sticky heat and humidity that stifles Miami each summer. She lives in Morningside, a coastal suburb of historically preserved art deco and Mediterranean-style single-family homes. Abundant trees shade the streets and a bay breeze cools residents when they leave their air conditioned cars and homes. “I live in a place of privilege and it’s a beautiful area,” says Gilbert, 58, over Zoom in early June, shortly after beginning her job as the world’s first chief heat officer, in Miami Dade county. “But you don’t have to go far to see t...
Source: TIME: Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt Imposes New Restrictions to Fight Third Wave of Covid-19
[RFI] Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio rolled out a number of new nationwide measures, including a curfew that begins on Monday at 11PM to stem the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Reimposes Curfew Amid Covid-19 Third Wave
[East African] Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has reimposed a nationwide curfew as part of new measures aimed at curbing rising Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt Reimposes Curfew Amid Covid-19 Third Wave
[Nation] Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has reimposed a nationwide curfew as part of new measures aimed at curbing rising Covid-19 cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Covid-19 - Govt Confirms Third Wave, Toughens Measures
[Nation] Sierra Leone has reintroduced restrictive measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 after announcing a third wave of infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ebola Survivors - Their Health Struggles and How Best to Support Them
[The Conversation Africa] West Africa's Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016 was the most widespread in the history of the disease. By the end of the outbreak, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,000 succumbed to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt, Donors Must Prioritize Mental Health to Address Legacy of War, Ebola - Report
[AI London] Survivors of traumatic experiences and others in need of support in Sierra Leone are being failed by the severe lack of available mental health services years after the country's brutal civil war and devastating Ebola epidemic, Amnesty International warned in a new report published today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Large Corporations Cash in on COVID-19 Relief Funds
The large part of COVID-19 relief funds is going to big corporation. People who are likely to have been impacted the most by the pandemic in the Global South, such as smaller businesses, marginalised communities, women, and those in poverty, have been left out. Credit: Dionny Matos/IPSBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA , May 18 2021 (IPS) Poverty and income inequality are being deepened as COVID-19 relief funds are handed out to large corporations instead of social protection programmes in developing countries, groups involved in a new study of COVID-19 bailouts have said. A report by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC) civil soc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations COVID-19 public bailout funds Source Type: news

Women's empowerment and female genital mutilation intention for daughters in Sierra Leone: a multilevel analysis - Ameyaw EK, Anjorin S, Ahinkorah BO, Seidu AA, Uthman OA, Keetile M, Yaya S.
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation is common in Sierra Leone. Evidence indicates that empowering women provides protective benefits against female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Yet, the relationship between women's empowerment and their intention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Parents Urged to Take Their Children for Polio Vaccine
[Concord] In the wake of the commencement of the polio vaccination later this week, Communication Pillar Lead at National Corona Virus Emergency Centre (NaCOVERC), who also doubles as Head of Public Education Unit, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Harold Thomas, has called on parents to feel free to let their children be vaccinated with the polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Joins World Health Organization in Efforts to Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa
Discussions are ongoing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of the vaccine regimen in the U.S. WHO Prequalification is often a prerequisite for national registrations of new vaccines and medicines in developing countries. Johnson & Johnson now looks forward to collaborating with the WHO’s African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) to progress national registrations of the Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen. The Company’s Ebola vaccine regimen is designed to be used proactively to induce immunity against Ebola virus disease in adults and children. Johnson & Johnson’s...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Africa: Most Covid-19 Bail-out Money Goes to Big Business - Survey
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Most of the money paid out by the governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone to those struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus has gone to big corporations and not the poor, a new study has found. While South Africa promised more to big business, it has actually paid out more on welfare grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Environmental Crises Are Forcing Millions Into Cities. Can Countries Turn Climate Migrants Into an Asset?
When he was a child, James Owuor loved hearing the elders talk about the way life used to be. So it comes as something of a surprise that at 38, he is now the one tasked with the job of describing the Before Times in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Before Lake Baringo started to rise, before it flooded and stole everything he knew. “At the beginning, we just thought it was a bad rainy season, that the water would recede when the dry season came. It didn’t,” he says ruefully, peering over the edge of his motorized canoe at what used to be houses below the milky brown waters. Over the past decade, an unprecedent...
Source: TIME: Science - April 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker/Kampi Ya Samaki, Kenya Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Orange Joins Salone Autism Society to Raise Awareness
[Concord] As Sierra Leone joins the world to celebrate World Autism Day, tomorrow, Friday, 2nd April, Orange Telecom, has announced their intention to partner with the Sierra Leone Autism Society to raise awareness on the disease condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Kingharman Rd Hospital Administers More Vaccine in the Country
[Concord] The Medical Superindent of the Kingharman Road hospital Dr. Sarah Conteh said the Kingharman Road hospital gives more vaccine than any other station in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone/Benin: Afcon Chiefs Study Sierra Leone's Claims About Coronavirus in Benin Squad
[RFI] Organisers of Africa's most prestigious national team tournament were on Wednesday attempting to sort out the disarray and claims of coronavirus-infected players which hijacked a crucial qualifier between Sierra Leone and Benin for next January's Africa Cup of Nations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Starts Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign With His Own Jab
[RFI] Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio joined other world leaders on Monday by being publicly vaccinated for Covid-19, and urged all citizens to follow his example and receive jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Bio Gets First Jab As Sierra Leone Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccination
[East African] President Julius Maada Bio became the first person to be vaccinated in Sierra Leone as the country rolled out its Covid-19 vaccination programme on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Bio Gets First Jab as Govt Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccination
[East African] President Julius Maada Bio became the first person to be vaccinated in Sierra Leone as the country rolled out its Covid-19 vaccination programme on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Woman army officer in forefront COVID-19 battle in Sierra Leone
A woman officer in Sierra Leone’s army has been put in the forefront of coordinating the national effort to combat COVID-19. Lieutenant Matilda Mattu Moiwo holds a senior position in the West African country’s National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre, which is supported by the United Nations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman army officer in forefront of COVID-19 battle in Sierra Leone
A woman officer in Sierra Leone’s army has been put in the forefront of coordinating the national effort to combat COVID-19. Lieutenant Matilda Mattu Moiwo holds a senior position in the West African country’s National COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre, which is supported by the United Nations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What factors shape surgical access in West Africa? A qualitative study exploring patient and provider experiences of managing injuries in Sierra Leone - Virk A, Bella Jalloh M, Koedoyoma S, Smalle IO, Bolton W, Scott JA, Brown J, Jayne D, Ensor T, King R.
INTRODUCTION: Surgical access is central to universalising health coverage, yet 5  billion people lack timely access to safe surgical services. Surgical need is particularly acute in post conflict settings like Sierra Leone. There is limited understanding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Allocates U.S.$1.25 Million to Fight Ebola Outbreak
[Africa Renewal] WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news