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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

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards
Two women and a baby in a village near the city of Makeni, in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Credit: UN Photo/Martine PerretBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 2017 (IPS)The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3 billion people. In 2017 –52 years later– the global population reached a staggering 7.5 billion people corresponding to more than a doubling of the Earth’s residents over the last half-century. Humans have been blessed with access to natural resources such as water, food and rare minerals that have been i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Democracy Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Peace Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

To secure a better future, teens in Sierra Leone look to family planning
Language UndefinedPUJEHUN/BUEDU, Sierra Leone –When Aminata Kabba became pregnant last year, at 15 years old, she had no idea how difficult her life would become.   “Having a child at my age was a big mistake,” she said.Becoming a mother has disrupted her education and her life trajectory. “I don’t work. I am a school dropout due to my pregnancy. I am not happy that my peers are in school while I am at home nursing a baby.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest
Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) Noah Chipeta rides his bicycle from the Chanthunthu community clinic to the nearest health centre, which is 17 kilometres away, in order to restock medical supplies at the clinic in rural Kasungu District, Malawi | Credit: UNICEFBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 2017 (IPS)Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency’s analysis. In a new report titled “Narrowing the Gaps: The Power of Investing in the Poorest Children,” the UN’s Children Agency (UNICEF) found that increased access to heal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

One year after Ebola ’s end, Sierra Leone's midwives help mend health system
Language UndefinedFREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa came to an end one year ago. The crisis left over3,900 Sierra Leoneans dead and health systems in disarray – yet the true toll of the epidemic has been even higher.Disruptions in reproductive health care, and widespread fears about getting infected by health personnel, left thousands of women and girls without maternal health and family planning services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

After the Outbreak: Analysis of the Post-Ebola Recovery Period of Sierra Leone and Liberia with Lessons for Future Health Emergencies
World Vision. 05/22/2017 This 44-page report summarizes research to establish the Ebola recovery policies of Sierra Leone and Liberia, particularly for survivors and those affected by Ebola. It also evaluates support received in practice by survivors and others affected, records lessons learned for recovery periods in future health emergencies, and makes recommendations to aid the full recovery of Sierra Leone and Liberia. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone Annual Report: A Year in Focus 2016
World Health Organization. 03/15/2017 This 56-page annual report describes 2016 as an exceptional year for the people of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and the World Health Organization Sierra Leone Country office. It was the year in which the country was able to make the journey from Ebola to health. The report details Essential Health Services, Health Security and Emergencies, Health Systems Strengthening, and Lessons Learned. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Social Accountability in Sierra Leone: Influencing for Pro-Poor WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Investment in the 24-Month Post-Ebola Recovery Planning
Oxfam GB. 03/22/2017 This eight-page case study describes the Freetown WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Consortium program in Sierra Leone, which aims to contribute to health improvement through specific pro-poor WASH interventions that are aligned to the government's 24-month post-Ebola recovery planning. It describes work to increase the access of low-income communities in Sierra Leone to safe and affordable water, sanitation, and hygiene services, and to improve the health of the most vulnerable people in western urban and rural areas of Freetown. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Response - Experiences and Lessons From Sierra Leone
[The Conversation Africa] Washington State University -It's 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

British Ebola Nurse Seeks'Closure' on Return to Sierra Leone British Ebola Nurse Seeks'Closure' on Return to Sierra Leone
A Scottish nurse who survived Ebola after working in Sierra Leone said on Wednesday that her return to the country to raise money for orphans and survivors would offer her some'closure. 'Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news