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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

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's Response to the Ebola Outbreak - Management Strategies and Key Responder Experiences
[Chatham House] Drawing on interviews with key Sierra Leonean and international responders, this paper helps shed light on the challenges that affected Sierra Leone's response to the Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1 Appeals to Matron of Hospitals to Put Nursing Profession in High Esteem
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Madam Madina Rahman has reiterated her commitment to give the Nursing profession in Sierra Leone its past glory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Observes International Epilepsy Day '70,000 Affected in Sierra Leone' - Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Madina Rahman
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister, Madam Madina Rahman has said that Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder that affects the brain and causes sudden changes in how the brain works. It presents itself in the form of seizures, and not related to demons or witchcraft. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Chief Medical Officer Launches World Bank GFF Support Programme for Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government] Freetown -The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo has officially launched the World Bank Global Financing Facility programme for Sierra Leone at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Calls for Innovative Ideas to Eradicate HIV/Aids
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday November 10, 2016, called for innovative ideas to eradicate HIV/AIDS from Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Mercury International Sl (Ltd) Joins in Commemorating Ebola-Free Day
[Concord] Tern -Board of Directors, Management, Staff and retailers of Mercury International Company Sierra Leone Ltd on Monday 7th November, joined the government and people of Sierra Leone to commemorate the first anniversary of the declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: President Koroma Receives Social and Health Insurance Scheme Recommendations
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday October 20 received the final recommendations of the Sierra Leone Social and Health Insurance (SLSHI) Scheme from two consultants of Tanzanian origin at State House in Freetown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: China to Offer Free Cataract Operations in Sierra Leone
[Concord] The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Chinese Ophthalmologist team to carry out Cataract Surgery in Sierra Leone, as well as support the Maternal and Child Health programme of the Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Multi-Specialty Diagnostic Hospital for Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government] By State House Communication Unit (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: China, Sierra Leone Sign Medical Aid Agreement
[Focac] Freetown -China and Sierra Leone have signed an agreement on medical aid in maternal health care as well as eye surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Improving the Nutrition Status of Rural Households
[UN Sierra Leone] FAO embarks on fishpond construction in four districts in Sierra Leone (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt of Sierra Leone Receives Training From WFP to Enhance Rapid Emergency Response Capabilities
[WFP] The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest global public health crisis in recent history, with over 8,000 cases confirmed in Sierra Leone alone. EVD had a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, claiming the lives of almost 4,000 people and causing widespread socio-economic disruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: On the Beat With a Community Health Worker in Sierra Leone
[UN Sierra Leone] Bombali District -Osman Koroma is on a mission to save lives. Like almost everyone else in the village of Kathirie in Sierra Leone's Bombali District, Osman is a farmer. But four years ago, he added a new set of skills when he was trained to join the ranks of Sierra Leone's cadre of Community Health Workers (CHWs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

[Perspective] Reconciliation in Sierra Leone
Since the end of World War II, there have been 259 armed conflicts in 159 locations (1). Sierra Leone's civil war began 25 years ago, at a time when roughly 25% of all countries worldwide were experiencing civil war (2). How can individuals and groups recover from such violent conflicts? On page 787 of this issue, Cilliers et al. (3) provide rigorous evidence on the efficacy of one postwar reconciliation strategy that was implemented in 100 communities in Sierra Leone (4). Authors: Katherine Casey, Rachel Glennerster (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Katherine Casey Tags: Conflict Source Type: news

Teenage Pregnancy After Ebola in Sierra Leone: Mapping Responses, Gaps and Ongoing Challenges
Overseas Development Institute. 12/2015This 32-page paper provides analysis that is intended to assist in developing policies and interventions to reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone. It clarifies the scope of the problem of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone-mapping what is and is not known, particularly in the information-poor post-Ebola context. It unpacks some of the approaches undertaken by development partners in attempting to support government efforts to reduce teenage pregnancy, providing an overview of common intervention types. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Researchers to Improve Treatments
[NEWS] Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to many Ebola survivors are now suffering symptoms of post-Ebola syndrome (PES), including vision complications, joint and muscle pain and psychiatric and neurological problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news