West Africa: Sierra Leone Dragged Before Ecowas Court Over Missing Ebola Virus Funds
[This Day] The Sierra Leonian government has been dragged before the ECOWAS Community Court in Abuja over allegation it mismanaged millions of United States Dollars donated to fight the deadly Ebola virus, which killed about 4,000 people the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 5 Other African Countries Can Diagnose Coronavirus - WHO
[Vanguard] There are currently six laboratories in Africa with capacity to diagnose the novel coronavirus. The laboratories are in Nigeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Murder of Pharmacy Board President Four Sentenced to Death By Hanging
[Concord] Justice Momoh Jah Stevens presiding at the High Court in Freetown yesterday sentenced Umaru Majid Cole, Edward Joseph Moijueh, John Turay, Abdul Rashid Jalloh, and Tommy Joseph, to death by hanging after they were convicted for the killing of the former President of Pharmaceutical Board Association, Adeyemi Justin Patrick Johnson, on 12th November, 2012 at Old Railway Line, Wilberforce in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Marie Stopes Provides 450,000 Reproductive Health Services in 2019
[Concord] Marie Stopes Sierra Leone continues to provide quality healthcare services to Sierra Leoneans across the country, especially women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Nigerian Expert Engages Media On Sickle Cell
[Concord] Nigerian Professor of Genetics and Animal breeding, Professor Cyril Oroname Otoikhian, last Friday, 24th January, held a public lecture with Sierra Leonean journalists on his intention to eradicate sickle cell in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ban on Pregnant School Girls Outlawed in Landmark Ruling
[African Arguments] The ECOWAS court ruling could have important implications for Sierra Leone, external partners and other countries with similar bans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: How Is Liberia Preparing for the Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-Ncov)?
[Observer] A disease epidemic with the potential for pandemic proportions is upon us again. Unlike the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which caught Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea off guide, there is a worldwide alarm on the emergence of a coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats
(University of California - Davis) Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. The presence of Marburg virus, a close relative to Ebola virus that also causes hemorrhagic disease in people, was detected in advance of any reported cases of human illness in Sierra Leone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flights Into the U.S. Are Not Being Rerouted for Coronavirus Screening, CDC Says
Days after officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all travelers from Wuhan, China would be “funnel[ed]” through one of five U.S. airports to be screened for a novel coronavirus, representatives from the agency said that no such plan has been implemented—and it’s unclear when or if one will be, given a quarantine in Wuhan put in place by the Chinese government. On a Jan. 21 call with reporters, Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division of global migration and quarantine, said all U.S.-bound passengers from Wuhan would be funneled through ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Flights Into the U.S. Are Not Yet Being Rerouted for Coronavirus Screening, CDC Says
Days after officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all travelers from Wuhan, China would be “funnel[ed]” through one of five U.S. airports to be screened for a novel coronavirus, representatives from the agency said the plan is still in the process of being implemented—and it’s unclear exactly when it will be, a process complicated by a quarantine in Wuhan put in place by the Chinese government. On a Jan. 21 call with reporters, Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division of global migration and quarantine, said all U.S.-bound passengers fr...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's Steps to End Female Genital Mutilation
[This is Africa] United Nations Women reported that traditional cutters in Sierra Leone have pledged to abandon and advocate against FGM which is still not illegal in the country. This added support will contribute to the clampdown on initiation ceremonies by the secret societies that uphold the practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAIDBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human. The rapid nature of its origin and speed in transmission reminds us that national security is threatened when ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Nigerian Prof. to Deliver Free Lectures And Test On Sickle Cell
[Concord] A Nigerian Genetics, Professor Cyril Oroname Otoikhian, who is leading a fight to end sickle cell genetic in Africa, has collaborated with Prince Harrison Ehimiyen Foundation in Nigeria and Concord Times Communications to take the fight to Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 7 More Districts Added to the School Feeding Programme
[Concord] Minister of Basic and Secondary Education yesterday disclosed that government was now working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide quality school feeding programme to 7 additional districts of Bo, Kenema Kailahun, Pujehun and other parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Third Batch of 8 Nigerian Medicos Jet in
[Concord] TAC doctors and delegation pose with the Nigerian High Commissioner (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Stats SL to Collaborate With John Hopkins University On Ebola Survivors Study
[Concord] Stats SL is all set to collaborate with the John Hopkins University, which is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States, to conduct an Ebola survivors study (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 2018 Audit Report Exposes Irregularities At Health Ministry
[Concord] - no supporting documents for over Le1bn on overseas travel& medical treatment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Ebola patient treated in the U.S. chose to remain anonymous. Now he’s telling his story.
Years of disabling PTSD followed Preston Gorman’s unlikely survival after he contracted the fearsome disease in Sierra Leone. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Court Ruling on Pregnant Girls and Education Shows 'Positive Trend'
[HRW] Girls in Sierra Leone have cause to celebrate. On December 12, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  ordered Sierra Leone to immediately revoke a 2015 policy that bans pregnant girls from studying in public schools. The court held that the policy is discriminatory and violates the right to education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls Ruled Unlawful
[AI London] Groundbreaking ruling could have significant impact across continent (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Concludes Mandatory International Health Regulation Annual Reporting for 2019
[WHO] Sierra Leone has completed its 2019 self-evaluation to determine the country's health security capacities as required by the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). A comprehensive multi-sectoral approach was used to fill the mandatory IHR State Party Self-Assessment Annual Reporting (SPAR) tool. The SPAR obliges countries to report annually to the World Health Assembly on their progress and compliance with implementation of the IHR requirements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: Four Ways to Prevent Deaths From Lassa Fever
[IPS] Abuja -Dr. Wouter, a Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in underserved areas of Sierra Leone died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cases of Lassa Fever in the Netherlands ex Sierra Leone: Rapid Risk Assessment
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/28/2019. This nine-page report provides information about two imported cases of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone confirmed by the Dutch public health authorities in November 2019, and associated risk assessment. Both cases were Dutch healthcare workers who worked in a rural hospital in Sierra Leone. The risk level for secondary transmission among healthcare workers in the European Union/European Economic Area and Sierra Leone depends on several factors such as closeness, duration of contact, and the type of activity performed (e....
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – The Netherlands (ex –Sierra Leone)
Sierra Leone health officials, supported by WHO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, are responding to an outbreak of Lassa fever. On 20 November 2019, WHO was informed by The Netherlands ’ International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of one imported case of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone. The patient was a male doctor, a Dutch national who worked in a rural Masanga hospital in Tonkolili district, Northern province in Sierra Leone. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Rural Finance in Sierra Leone Strengthened By Ifad Projects - New Report
[IFAD] Rural development projects financed and supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) expanded access to rural finance and increased agricultural production in Sierra Leone, despite the civil war (1991-2002) and Ebola epidemic (2014-2015), according to a new report released today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four Ways to Prevent Deaths from Lassa Fever
Credit: S. Oka/WHO By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 27 2019 (IPS) Dr. Wouter, a Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in underserved areas of Sierra Leone died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman.  This was a very painful and avoidable death. I mourn with his family and the Dutch people over this loss. No health worker should die while trying to save lives. Sadly, every year 5,000 West Africans die from Lassa fever. Lassa fever is a viral disease of inequity and disproportionately affects ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Lassa Fever Source Type: news

Reflections on "Building Back Better" child and adolescent mental health care in a low-resource postemergency setting: the case of Sierra Leone - Yoder-van den Brink HNC.
Over the past three decades, Sierra Leone has experienced two major humanitarian crises: an armed conflict (1991-2002) and an Ebola virus disease outbreak (2014-2015). In addition to these country-wide crises, the capital Freetown experienced a mudslide af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lassa fever 'at risk' Britons sent home from Sierra Leone
UK officials says it is a precautionary measure to contain the virus, which is circulating in Sierra Leone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Breaking the Chains - Sierra Leone's Uphill Struggle to Reform Mental Health
[The New Humanitarian] Freetown -'Providing mental healthcare in this country is a challenge, due to the beliefs of people.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Multi Countries Workshop On Tobacco Taxation Policy and Sustainable Health Financing
[WHO] The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a high-level two-day workshop on tobacco taxation and sustainable health financing in Monrovia, Liberia from 19th to 20th September 2019. The participants at the workshop included focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco Control in the Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health from selected countries in the Region including: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mauritius , Seychelles, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Libe (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Africa: Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection
[allAfrica] In late 2018, Sierra Leone's First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign "Hands Off Our Girls."    Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada Bio stated: "We have wasted a lot of time in restricting the potentials of women and girls." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Over 73,000 People Live With HIV in Salone
[Concord] Director General of the HIV Secretariat, Abdulrahman Sesay, has confirmed to newsmen that as at 2019, 73,468 persons are living with HIV in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Management Admits Choithram Was Established for the Poor and Needy'
[Concord] Harish Agnani ,a representative from the Choithram Foundation, has admitted that Choithram Memorial Hospital was established to serve the poor and needy in Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Partners as possession: a qualitative exploration of intimate partner sexual violence in Freetown, Sierra Leone - Schneider LT.
The 'gender acts' passed in 2007 and 2012, regarding intimate partner (sexual) violence though extremely progressive on paper, are starkly disconnected from the changing social landscapes, lived experiences and social codes, which govern marriages and coha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Dr Musenero - Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
[Monitor] In Sierra Leone, the title 'Kornya' means female warrior. That is the title Dr Monica Masanza Musenero was given after she left the safety of her home (Uganda) and went to Ebola ridden Sierra Leone to help fight the disease in 2014. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Health Issue
[Concord] When Mighty Blackpool Football Club in Sierra Leone former footballer, Tombo Juice heard about young Juma Jalloh's football potentials, he immediately got him for trials at the Craig Bellamy Football Academy. Located at Tombo, a small fishing village that is a two-hour drive from the capital, Freetown, Juma instantly made an impact when on his first week at the Academy, he scored a goal for his team. He became an immediate sensation. The coaches asked for his passport-sized photograph for him to be enrolle (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Comprehensive 5-Year National Action Plan for Health Security in Compliance With International Health Regulations
[WHO] Sierra Leone launches a comprehensive five-year National Action Plan for Health Security in compliance with International Health Regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: UNFPA Chief Blames Maternal Deaths On Lack of Blood Products in Facilities
[Concord] Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has lamented the lack of blood and blood products in health facilities as one major cause for the increase in maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sun Secretariat Aims to Reduce Malnutrition
[Concord] Participants of the multi-sector strategic plan (MSSP) engagement to reduce malnutrition held in Port Loko town (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Just Say No? Sierra Leone Tests New Ways to Cut Teen Pregnancy Just Say No? Sierra Leone Tests New Ways to Cut Teen Pregnancy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Parenting and discipline in post-conflict Sierra Leone - Zuilkowski SS, Thulin EJ, McLean K, Rogers TM, Akinsulure-Smith AM, Betancourt TS.
BACKGROUND: While the literature on physical punishment concludes that it has negative effects on children, the practice remains common in many countries. In post-conflict countries with nongovernmental organizations (NGO) operating in child protection, tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A public health response to a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone , 2017: lessons learnt - Musoke R, Chimbaru A, Jambai A, Njuguna C, Kayita J, Bunn J, Latt A, Yao M, Yoti Z, Yahaya A, Githuku J, Nabukenya I, Maina J, Ifeanyi S, Fall IS.
On August 14, 2017, a 6-kilometer mudslide occurred in Regent Area, Western Area District of Sierra Leone following a torrential downpour that lasted 3 days. More than 300 houses along River Juba were submerged; 1141 people were reported dead or missing an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Chinese Doctors Determined to Make Jui Hospital West African Best
[Concord] Team lead for the 21st batch of the Chinese Medical Team in Sierra Leone, Doctor Jiang Haibo, has yesterday expressed determination to do more in improving the country's healthcare system by making Sierra Leone-China Friendship hospital the best in the West African sub (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Orange Sl & Others Finance Medical Evacuation of 5yr-Old Rape Survivor
[Concord] Hope for little Angela (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists
Congo results show good survival rates for patients treated quickly with antibodiesEbola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in themajor outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were found to have significantly reduced the death rate.ZMapp, used during the massive Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, has been dropped along with Remdesivir after two monoclonal antibodies, which block the virus, had substantially more effect, said the World Health Organization and the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Ebola Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa World news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Pharmaceuticals industry World Health Organization Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Seeking to Save Money, Sierra Leone Village Gives Up FGM
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Thawuya -A two-week festival of initiations happens several times a year and costs the entire village dear, requiring new clothes, a feast, and fees to be paid by parents and cutters (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics
In 2019, there are measles outbreaks in the US and Europe; Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda and several other infectious disease outbreaks in Nigeria, Vietnam and South Africa. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 19 2019 (IPS) The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the “G20 Osaka Leaders’ Declaration”, which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness.  These efforts are commendable, but the G20, compris...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.S. Helped Defeat Ebola in 2014. Now, We ’re Watching a Crisis Become a Catastrophe
Imagine a firefighter battling a blaze while the sprinkler system emits gasoline. This is the current state of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). So far, over 1,600 people have died from the virus and thousands more have been infected. While this outbreak is not yet at the scale of the last Ebola crisis that claimed more than 11,000 lives, it has the potential to be even deadlier. With each passing day, the virus keeps spreading. This week, the first case of Ebola was discovered in Goma, a transportation hub on the border of Rwanda. In order to keep pace with the virus, the United States and th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gayle E. Smith Tags: Uncategorized ebola Source Type: news

Africa: Govt Prepares to Pioneer Pre-Service and in-Service Courses in Disease Surveillance and the International Health Regulations in Africa
[WHO] Sierra Leone is on track to become a model in Africa to meet the challenge of health emergency response by preparing its health workforce to detect, prevent, control and effectively respond to public health emergencies in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news