“Don’t Forget Leprosy” Campaign Gathers Pace as World Leprosy Day Approaches
Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, has served as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination since 2001. He is part of Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, which has organized the “Don’t forget leprosy” campaign.By External SourceJan 28 2022 (IPS-Partners) Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative is collaborating with 32 organizations from 13 countries to promote the message “Don’t forget leprosy” in the run-up to World Leprosy Day on January 30. The international campaign includes awareness-raising events and outreach to governments and is being publicized via newspaper...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Health Humanitarian Emergencies ​ #SasakawaLeprosyInitiative Source Type: news

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 Climate Goals for 2022 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