• Sierra Leone's current legislation regulating abortion, signed over a century ago, does not meet these standards. (hrw.org)
  • Sierra Leone's current legal restrictions on abortion contravene numerous international and regional commitments the country has made, including through the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. (hrw.org)
  • Peripheral health units (PHUs) are a vital part of Sierra Leone's public health system. (biomedcentral.com)
  • ChildFund is responding to the cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has claimed the lives of at least 250 people, including a number of children, and infected more than 15,000. (childfund.org.au)
  • Billy Abimbilla, National Director for ChildFund Sierra Leone, says the outbreak started earlier this year in a few locations and quickly spread to all parts of the country. (childfund.org.au)
  • Western Area (WA) of Sierra Leone including the capital, Freetown, experienced an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola from 2014 to 2015. (frontiersin.org)
  • We conducted a descriptive epidemiology study in WA, Sierra Leone using secondary data from the National Ebola outbreak database. (frontiersin.org)
  • Sierra Leone experienced a major and widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) between 2014 and 2015 ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Eleven months into the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the response to the epidemic in one of the worst-hit rural corners of Sierra Leone is being patched together with branches and bits of cloth. (medicalxpress.com)
  • During not to the nineteenth century Sierra Leone was a pioneer of western style education in Sub-Saharan Africa . (wikipedia.org)
  • WindGen Power USA, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sam Slaughter said, "We have been developing and operating mini-grids in East Africa since 2013, and we are proud to have launched our West Africa work in Sierra Leone. (ustda.gov)
  • Located in West Africa, Sierra Leone has a population of 4.6 million and a total fertility rate of 6.5. (biomedcentral.com)
  • While Sierra Leone has over the past decade taken meaningful steps to confront the problem of women and girls dying from preventable deaths during pregnancy, World Health Organization data shows the 2015 maternal mortality ratio in Sierra Leone is an alarming 1,360 deaths per 100,000 live births, one of the highest in the world. (hrw.org)
  • On February 4, 2016, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and five Sierra Leonean rights groups sent this letter to the President of Sierra Leone, urging him to sign the bill passed by Parliament in December 2015, which would permit access to abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy or up to 24 weeks for cases of incest, rape and fetal impairment. (hrw.org)
  • On the basis of the technical design and detailed planning work, we expect these mini-grids will be readily financed and developed - in order to provide affordable, solar-powered energy for over 8,000 Sierra Leonean households and businesses. (ustda.gov)
  • An Ag capture ELISA was used to detect LASV NP in patient sera (A). LASV NP Ag was not detected in normal sera from Sierra Leonean origin, or in contact G-1446. (biomedcentral.com)
  • One Sierra Leonean serum registered a high IgG titer to NP (NHS015), whereas the other had moderate IgM titers to NP (NHS023), but both were negative for IgG and IgM to Z and glycoproteins. (biomedcentral.com)
  • FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone for a feasibility study to provide the technical and financial analysis necessary to implement approximately 45 minigrids in Sierra Leone. (ustda.gov)
  • Sierra Leone has significant energy needs, and it is truly rewarding for USTDA to work with the Ministry of Energy and WindGen on private sector solutions that will impact thousands of lives," said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA's Acting Director. (ustda.gov)
  • Minister of Energy of Sierra Leone Alhaji Kanja Sesay said, "On behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Energy stands ready to work closely with USTDA and WindGen to prepare a world-class Feasibility Study for 45 mini-grids in Sierra Leone. (ustda.gov)
  • Therefore, we strongly recommend that Sierra Leone and all other countries in the Region should institutionalise health facility efficiency monitoring at the Ministry of Health headquarter (MoH/HQ) and at each health district headquarter. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Unsafe abortions - often resulting from restrictive laws and poor access to sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education - is one of the main factors contributing to maternal deaths in Sierra Leone. (hrw.org)
  • Rates of malnutrition are high in Sierra Leone with 22 per cent of the population suffering from its effects and 29 per cent of children under five stunted. (thefishsite.com)
  • The Eastern Province of Sierra Leone was the first to be affected and, by August 2014, the disease had spread to the other regions of the country: Western Area (WA), Northern, and Southern Provinces. (frontiersin.org)
  • To our knowledge, there are no machines of this kind in Sierra Leone as all blood labwork must be sent out of the country for processing. (hopeforsierraleone.org)
  • When Sierra Leone declared independence in 1961, under 15% of children aged five to eleven and only five percent of 12- to 16-year-olds attended school. (wikipedia.org)
  • By signing this bill, you would be taking a crucial step toward protecting women and girls' right to health in Sierra Leone. (hrw.org)
  • In Sierra Leone no studies of the efficiency of health facilities have been conducted using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). (biomedcentral.com)
  • With its vast swamps, mountainous regions, innumerable rivers, hot savannahs and hilly coastline, Sierra Leone is certainly worth a visit. (brusselsairlines.com)
  • Efforts to develop inland aquaculture in Sierra Leone are not new. (thefishsite.com)
  • USTDA's study will also increase energy access for more than 8,000 rural households and many businesses in Sierra Leone, while creating new export opportunities for American energy technologies. (ustda.gov)
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