• The concurrent effectiveness trial will assess youth mental health, emotion regulation, functioning and economic self-sufficiency among N=960 Sierra Leonean male and female youth aged 15-24 over time to determine effects of the YRI when implemented under this new delivery platform. (bc.edu)
  • With a Sierra Leonean team assisted by international professional volunteers, New Steps provides a range of otherwise unavailable services to more than 30 communities, many living near to others who share their same disability. (prweb.com)
  • Living in a community of people facing similar challenges can provide individuals with the support they need to learn a skill and earn a living," states Sierra Leonean Ibrahim Bangura, who suffered from polio as a child and serves as New Steps Deputy Director. (prweb.com)
  • There had been a long debate over that question, but the international community and the Sierra Leonean people had accepted that until the fighters disarmed, the victims could not be reached. (globalsecurity.org)
  • There were half a million or more Sierra Leonean refugees in camps in neighbouring countries, who were waiting for peace before returning home. (globalsecurity.org)
  • To provide pure water for every Sierra leonean by 2020. (causes.com)
  • If the UN , Britain, America and the Sierra Leonean government all followed the same policy towards Liberia and the RUF , Mr Taylor could be taken on. (economist.com)
  • It is a Sierra Leonean based NGO. (idealist.org)
  • Allieu Sesay, a broadcast journalist working with Freetown-based Radio Democracy, was reportedly assaulted on 15 January 2012 and briefly detained by some policemen drawn from the Operation Support Division (OSD) of the Sierra Leonean police. (pambazuka.org)
  • A number of Sierra Leonean nationals had also been detained for questioning. (abc.net.au)
  • Sierra Leone's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, should sign into law a bill that would increase women's access to safe and legal abortion, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today in a letter they and five Sierra Leonean rights groups sent to President Koroma. (amnesty.org)
  • In December 2015, the Sierra Leonean parliament overwhelmingly passed the Safe Abortion Act 2015, which would permit access to abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, after which it would be permitted until week 24 in cases of rape, incest, or health risk to the fetus or the woman or girl. (amnesty.org)
  • Unsafe abortions - often resulting from restrictive laws and poor access to sexual and reproductive health services, information, and education - are one of the main factors contributing to maternal deaths," said Dr. Aisha Fofana Ibrahim, President of 50/50, a Sierra Leonean civil society organization. (amnesty.org)
  • The report documents how members of ECOMOG, and to a lesser extent members of the Civil Defense Forces(CDF) and Sierra Leonean Police, routinely executed RUF prisoners and their suspected collaborators or sympathizers. (hrw.org)
  • During the 1960s after independence up to the first half of the 1970 s, the Sierra Leonean economy grew at about 4 percent per year. (fao.org)
  • Regent is the hometown of Sierra Leonean economist and politician, Solomon A. J Pratt. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our currency rankings show that the most popular Sierra Leonean Leone exchange rate is the SLL to USD rate. (xe.com)
  • The currency code for Sierra Leonean Leones is SLL. (xe.com)
  • 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)
  • Now it has been joined by Dr. Radcliffe Durodami Lisk, a Sierra Leonean neurologist trained in Britain, who returned to Freetown last year to open the Epilepsy Project, offering clinics in the city and "upline," in the remote eastern and southern provinces. (nytimes.com)
  • Although there have been allegations that he was being detained at the military headquarters here, eyewitnesses reported seeing him arrive at the Sierra Leonean embassy in neighbouring Guinea in handcuffs. (ipsnews.net)
  • In Sierra Leone, a group of young men take on the dirtiest work of the Ebola outbreak: finding and burying the dead. (nytimes.com)
  • The funeral's central role, which local doctors had anecdotally suspected, was confirmed by geneticists at the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard who sequenced the virus found in 78 patients treated at Kenema Government Hospital in northeastern Sierra Leone, near the borders with Liberia and Guinea, two countries that are also at the heart of the outbreak. (nytimes.com)
  • The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which was first identified in March 2014 in Guinea, continues to spread in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. (healthmap.org)
  • Sierra Leone's health ministry said Thursday that deaths from a cholera outbreak had reached 220, affecting over 12,000 people in the west African nation, which is struggling to curb the disease," Agence France-Presse reports. (kff.org)
  • Sierra Leone's worst recorded outbreak of cholera risks sparking a wider health crisis unless its causes can be tackled more aggressively, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Thursday," the news service writes, adding, "The death toll in Sierra Leone is likely to rise further in coming weeks towards the late-September peak of the rainy season" (Akam, 8/23). (kff.org)
  • The United Nations' interventions in the Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak led to a dramatic drop in the transmission of the disease, according to a study led by a University of Florida Health researcher. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • When the United Nations intervened in Sierra Leone to slow the Ebola outbreak in October 2014, the country saw a 43 percent reduction in the transmission at the population level. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Freetown - An outbreak of cholera in West Africa has infected more than 13 000 people and killed at least 258 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea, authorities said as they appealed for international assistance. (news24.com)
  • Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared the outbreak there an "emergency issue", and has set up a task force to prepare the budget that will be needed to stem the outbreak. (news24.com)
  • A total of 27 people have died as a result of a cholera outbreak, the Health Ministry in Sierra Leone has declared. (pambazuka.org)
  • One year into the world's worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an encouraging sign: About 70 percent of patients in a hard-hit area of Sierra Leone now survive. (deseretnews.com)
  • That is much lower than the 74 percent death rate other doctors reported for 106 patients who were treated in the eastern Sierra Leone town of Kenema, in May and June, when some health workers were on strike and response to the outbreak was in crisis mode. (deseretnews.com)
  • Some aid organisations, including medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, have warned that the outbreak, which began in Guinea before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, is now out of control. (news24.com)
  • The recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leon has disrupted HIV care in the country, with hospitals closed because they are overrun with Ebola patients, and non-Ebola patients are too afraid to visit hospitals in fear of getting the virus. (avert.org)
  • Sierra Leone has been hit hard by the most recent Ebola outbreak, killing more than 3,500 people and infecting over 11,000 people in the country. (avert.org)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières began working in Sierra Leone in 1986, and current projects aim to contribute to the recovery of the health system following the Ebola outbreak and combat high mortality rates among children and pregnant women. (msf.org.au)
  • Forty per cent of the total reported cases in this outbreak have been in Sierra Leone. (thestar.com)
  • Sierra Leone was hit by West Africa's worst Ebola outbreak, which ran from 2013 and 2016 and killed at least 11,300 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (reuters.com)
  • In Sierra Leone, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the recovery of the health services following the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, focusing on staff training, and improving mother and child health care. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • Amara Jambai, deputy minister of health for Sierra Leone, in a statement said, "PREDICT opened up the window to show there is more beyond Ebola and demonstrated the need for partnership well before outbreak events unfold. (news-medical.net)
  • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 5,000 people, and authorities have gone to extreme lengths to bring it under control, including the quarantines in Sierra Leone. (csmonitor.com)
  • The outbreak in Sierra Leone has been shifting in recent weeks, with the number of new cases ballooning in the country's western and northern districts, far from where the outbreak began, in the country's east. (csmonitor.com)
  • While the outbreak appears to be coming under control in Liberia, thanks partly to a health operation run by U.S. troops, infection rates have accelerated in Sierra Leone. (yahoo.com)
  • While I was reporting the story, Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma appointed an official commission to look into the families' charges. (slate.com)
  • FREETOWN, March 9 (Reuters) - International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after a U.N. aviation regulator discovered that the only functioning fire engine at its main airport had broken down, an airport official and airline staff said on Sunday. (reuters.com)
  • We are working very hard to fix the faulty gearbox system of the fire engine and to add to the fleet," general manager of the Sierra Leone Airports Authority, John Sesay, told Reuters. (reuters.com)
  • Early rains together with increasing overcrowding in cities such as the Sierra Leonian capital Freetown have pushed the number of reported cases … well past the previous record of 10,000 in 1994," Reuters notes. (kff.org)
  • white man,' Sierra Leone Police Assistant Inspector General Francis Munu told Reuters. (abc.net.au)
  • It's drawn attention to the fact that we have to do more, there must be many more flights like this,' Michael Schulenburg, the head of the United Nations mission in Sierra Leone, told Reuters. (abc.net.au)
  • DAKAR (Reuters) - Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides. (reuters.com)
  • FREETOWN (Reuters) - Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. (reuters.com)
  • CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone came from four goals down to hold Nigeria to a 4-4 draw in a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin City as the preliminaries for the 2022 finals continued on Friday. (reuters.com)
  • It is pretty dangerous," Paul Delafaille, Brussels Airlines' country manager in Sierra Leone, told Reuters. (news24.com)
  • DAKAR (Reuters) - Scientists in Sierra Leone have found live bats infected with Marburg virus, a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola and so far undetected in West Africa, a U.S. government statement said on Thursday. (reuters.com)
  • FREETOWN (Reuters) - The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency. (yahoo.com)
  • DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone appealed to the United States on Wednesday to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in the fight against the virus. (yahoo.com)
  • During not to the nineteenth century Sierra Leone was a pioneer of western style education in Sub-Saharan Africa . (wikipedia.org)
  • Sierra Leone, on the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa, is half the size of Illinois. (infoplease.com)
  • Ms. McAskie stressed that there were tremendous problems to deal with, not only the incredible mutilations that had shocked the world, but also the situation of women in Sierra Leone, which was one of the worst in Africa. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Sierra Leone , country of western Africa . (britannica.com)
  • Sierra Leone (/siˌɛrə liˈoʊn(i)/ (listen), also UK: /siˌɛərə -/, US: /ˌsɪərə -/), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Archaeological finds show that Sierra Leone has been inhabited continuously for at least 2,500 years, populated successively by societies who migrated from other parts of Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • European contacts within Sierra Leone were among the first in West Africa in the 15th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sierra Leone's colonial-era abortion laws are failing the country's women and girls," said Sabrina Mahtani, Amnesty International West Africa researcher. (amnesty.org)
  • The January 1999 offensive against Freetown marked the most intensive and concentrated period of human rights violations in Sierra Leone's eight-year civil war," said Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. (hrw.org)
  • FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed. (deseretnews.com)
  • 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)
  • Perched between mountains and sea, Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is a lively and colourful city in West Africa and one of the few natural harbours on the Atlantic Ocean. (brusselsairlines.com)
  • The deadly Marburg virus has been detected for the first time in West Africa in Sierra Leone. (news-medical.net)
  • Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. (news-medical.net)
  • The 18-month epidemic has killed more than 11,200 people in West Africa but case numbers have fallen sharply, with just one reported in Sierra Leone and two in Guinea last week. (foxnews.com)
  • A file photo of President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone attending a press conference on May 4, 2018. (cnn.com)
  • Around 3.5 million Sierra Leoneans - roughly two-thirds of the country - rely on agriculture, but most just grow enough to feed their families . (fao.org)
  • and that this was the moment for Sierra Leoneans to commit themselves to peace and to work with the international community. (globalsecurity.org)
  • By signing this landmark new law, President Koroma will give Sierra Leoneans access to healthcare choices that respect women and girls' rights and save lives. (amnesty.org)
  • But the majority of Sierra Leoneans are still extremely poor and it is still an open question how much of this new investment money will, in the development economists' phrase, 'trickle down' to ordinary people. (bbc.com)
  • Every weekday, some 20 Sierra Leoneans, from teenagers to adults in middle age, gather here to learn skills like tailoring, weaving, tie-dyeing and soap-making, as well as reading - skills that, in this society, will give them a chance to earn a living. (nytimes.com)
  • Among Sierra Leoneans with epilepsy, Mrs. Kabba and her students are the lucky few, their successes due to the efforts of two tiny groups of advocates. (nytimes.com)
  • And they live here, in one of Africa's poorest countries, where scarce health care resources and the stigma surrounding epilepsy add up to a "treatment gap" of more than 90 percent - meaning that fewer than 10 percent of the estimated 60,000 to 100,000 Sierra Leoneans with epilepsy are getting the treatment they need. (nytimes.com)
  • The fight has largely fallen to Sierra Leoneans like Daniel James, who volunteers his days burying infected corpses, or Ahmed Lengor, paid $10 per shift to clean vomit and diarrhea teeming with virus. (thestar.com)
  • In a "special commentary" in its Wednesday edition, the 'Expo Times' newspaper said Sierra Leoneans "are bound to entertain forebodings because the leading players in this new coup are too staunch in support of the NPRC political party. (ipsnews.net)
  • For the past several years, the UN has listed Sierra Leone as the world's "least livable" country, based on its poverty and the poor quality of life endured by its citizens. (infoplease.com)
  • Sierra Leone has one of the world's worst maternal mortality rates, at 1,360 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015. (amnesty.org)
  • Ivory Coast, French-speaking West Africa's largest economy and the world's top cocoa producer, had previously imposed a ban on flights to and from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. (news24.com)
  • While some countries - including China, Sweden, Australia and the United States - have placed tramadol under their own national controls, the lack of international regulations helps amplify many of the challenges with regulating pharmaceuticals in developing countries such as Sierra Leone, potentially opening the door to a dangerous opioid love affair in the world's poorest communities. (aljazeera.com)
  • Sierra Leone's ambitious plan to tackle one of the world's highest rates of maternal mortality and infant death has garnered much praise from both international donors - who fund the majority of the program - and from within the country's own borders. (ipsnews.net)
  • COVID-19 in Sierra Leone August 30, 2021 Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Sierra Leone. (cdc.gov)
  • Sierra Leone now has just two confirmed Ebola patients, he added. (foxnews.com)
  • Takirambudde urged Mary Robinson, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights who visits Freetown, Sierra Leone on June 24, to mobilize international support for the investigation and punishment of Sierra Leone's war criminals. (hrw.org)
  • In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (deseretnews.com)
  • A cloudy sky is seen over homes by the seaside in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 20, 2017. (reuters.com)
  • FREETOWN/SIERRA LEONE, 16 April 2007 - The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, WHO, UNICEF and other partners are launching a week long Integrated Child Survival Campaign on Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, 16-23 April. (unicef.org)
  • FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - On a sweltering morning on a red-earth lane a few blocks from the largest mosque in this West African capital, Jeneba Kabba stands up. (nytimes.com)
  • FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - It was a terribly disturbing sight. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Freetown, Sierra Leone - The dark street corner would have been silent if not for the grumble of a motorbike. (aljazeera.com)
  • People walk past a billboard encouraging people suffering from symptoms linked to Ebola to present themselves at a health facility for treatment in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (foxnews.com)
  • Since the end of the war, the government of Sierra Leone has undergone the arduous task of rebuilding the country's physical and social infrastructure while fostering reconciliation. (britannica.com)
  • Sierra Leone achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 27 April 1961, and Milton Margai became the country's first Prime Minister. (wikipedia.org)
  • however, Krio is the most widely spoken language across Sierra Leone, spoken by 97% of the country's population. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Spanish rendering of this geographic formation is Sierra Leona, which later was adapted and, misspelled, became the country's current name. (wikipedia.org)
  • The team commended Sierra Leone's commitment to provide access to radiotherapy treatment as a key priority, while re-building and training the country's health workforce to support the new facilities. (iaea.org)
  • Sierra Leone police have arrested nine foreign nationals, including four Colombians, two Mexicans and an American, following the West African country's largest ever seizure of cocaine, a senior officer said. (abc.net.au)
  • While its recent history of civil war, chronic poverty and corrupt governance would cause many to dismiss Sierra Leone as a hopeless case, the country's economic and political performance over the last decade has defied expectations. (nber.org)
  • It is the area where the rebel war in Sierra Leone began in 1991 and - not coincidentally - the place where most of the country's diamonds are found. (bbc.com)
  • CDC recommends that travelers going to Sierra Leone take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. (cdc.gov)
  • Malaria information for Sierra Leone. (cdc.gov)
  • In early June 2014, The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone was part of a major health campaign, distributing 350,000 insecticide treated bed nets, through the Imagine No Malaria program. (umc.org)
  • Nevertheless, a multiparty presidential election proceeded in 1996, and People's Party candidate Ahmad Tejan Kabbah won with 59.4% of the vote, becoming Sierra Leone's first democratically elected president. (infoplease.com)
  • Sierra Leone returned to a democratically elected government in 1996 when Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of the Sierra Leone People's Party was sworn in as president after his victory in the 1996 election. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sesay met his ordeal when covering the arrest of Aziz Carew, a constituency chairman of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) at his Fourah Bay home in the east of the capital Freetown. (pambazuka.org)
  • Seven years after Sierra Leone's protracted civil war ended, much of the country has not yet been rebuilt, and it remains one of the poorest nations in the world, ranking 180 out of 182 on the UNDP Human Development Index. (commondreams.org)
  • According to the UNDP Human Development Index (2006), only 35 percent of Sierra Leone's population over 15 years of age is literate.¹ Among those with physical disabilities the literacy rate is even lower. (prweb.com)
  • In 2015, after CDC's support of the nation's Ebola epidemic response, a permanent country office was established in partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. (cdc.gov)
  • In 2015, after helping the nation respond to Ebola, a permanent country office was established to support the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS). (cdc.gov)
  • Sierra Leone has had 427 confirmed cases of Ebola and 144 deaths, according to figures released Wednesday by the health ministry. (cnn.com)
  • Finally, the commission advised Sierra Leone's Ministry of Social Welfare to make contact with the United States government in order to help the birth families make contact with their long-lost children. (slate.com)
  • The researchers gathered records of people diagnosed with Ebola as reported to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation from May 2014 to September 2015. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • MSF has been supporting Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation with its COVID-19 preparedness and response plan since February 2020. (msf.org.au)
  • Dozens of British military personnel are due to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the Ebola epidemic, the defence ministry said on October 7. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Our teams work alongside the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in hospitals in Sierra Leone, general health facilities, and in the community to increase access to health care and fill gaps in the provision of essential medicines. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • According to a recent report by Sierra Leone's ministry of health and sanitation, government-run hospitals saw about three times as many children under five - nearly three million - in the first 12 months of the program as in the preceding year. (ipsnews.net)
  • Late Friday, Ivory Coast announced it is closing its land borders with Guinea and Liberia, joining a group of other African nations shielding themselves against the four nations -- Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria -- with Ebola outbreaks. (voanews.com)
  • The WHO said Friday there are 2,615 confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. (voanews.com)
  • That was the case in Sierra Leone and in other mudslides in recent years in Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda. (reuters.com)
  • Nigeria remain top of Group L with seven points from three games while Sierra Leone moved off the bottom on two. (reuters.com)
  • SLED also helps people in Sierra Leone investigation, infection prevention and control, and risk find the graves of loved ones who died during the Ebola epidemic. (cdc.gov)
  • Sierra Leone has made notable progress since the end of its civil war in 2002, yet many people still live below the poverty line, and unemployment, especially among young people, is rife. (fao.org)
  • FAO Sierra Leone continues to support farmer field schools , where farmers - many of them women widowed during the war or young people whose education was disrupted - learn improved cropping techniques and best practices as well as financial management, health and nutrition. (fao.org)
  • The Bulom people were thought to have been the earliest inhabitants of Sierra Leone, followed by the Mende and Temne peoples in the 15th century and thereafter the Fulani. (infoplease.com)
  • Sierra Leone has passed a law that makes it illegal to harbor people with Ebola. (voanews.com)
  • Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine of over a million more people in different areas to contain the deadly Ebola virus. (globalsecurity.org)
  • Health organizations say the deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has infected almost 6,000 people in Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia and Guinea, killing nearly half of them. (globalsecurity.org)
  • More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. (cnn.com)
  • Sierra Leone said Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. (france24.com)
  • And at 2 p.m. on that Friday in October, the first people in Sierra Leone to survive the disease waved goodbye to staff and fellow patients and walked out the gravel drive. (pih.org)
  • In Sierra Leone, an estimated 58,000 people are living with HIV and about one third are in need of antiretroviral treatment (ART). (avert.org)
  • An estimated 25 percent of the people on ART are missing clinic appointments in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the most affected region by Ebola. (avert.org)
  • A quick solution to these problems is needed, not only in Sierra Leone, but in all affected regions, as there is a risk that HIV will spread to more people as people default treatment. (avert.org)
  • A recent independent study of 17 youth employment programmes administered by UNDP and the Government of Sierra Leone shows that the programme that trained Umaru has transformed the lives of 10,000 young people. (undp.org)
  • Following discovery of the virus in bats in three districts of Sierra Leone, the PREDICT-USAID team worked with the Sierra Leone government to inform people about his new health risk. (news-medical.net)
  • Tracey Goldstein, co-principal investigator and pathogen detection lead for the PREDICT project from the UC Davis One Health Institute, in a statement said, "Finding Marburg virus in bats in Sierra Leone before any known cases in people is a huge success, as public health officials and doctors can now include Marburg virus among the possible causes when diagnosing hemorrhagic fever cases in the region. (news-medical.net)
  • Small communities of a few dozen people remain under quarantine in other parts of the northern Tonkolili district and in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. (foxnews.com)
  • DAKAR, Senegal - Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said. (csmonitor.com)
  • In an address to political leaders in Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma said ordinary people also have to do more. (csmonitor.com)
  • In October, the World Food Program fed more than 450,000 people in Sierra Leone, including people who are under quarantine or being treated for Ebola, said Alexis Masciarelli, a spokesman for the agency in Dakar, Senegal. (csmonitor.com)
  • 29, 1992 coup, has proved unable to end an insurgency begun in March 1991 by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and which has all but paralysed economic life in the country, claiming an estimated 10,000 lives and displaced about a third of Sierra Leone's four million people. (ipsnews.net)
  • A non-governmental organisation (NGO) is seen distributing meals to victims of the mudslide at the internally displaced persons camp in Regent, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. (reuters.com)
  • The team of international experts who reviewed Sierra Leone's cancer control capacity was nominated by the IAEA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (iaea.org)
  • There have been nearly 20,000 cases and more than 7,500 deaths, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization estimates. (deseretnews.com)
  • [1] 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)
  • Some areas in Sierra Leone have managed to curb the spread of the Ebola virus, according to the World Health Organization. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Here, Jacobus Cilliers and colleagues evaluated such a process conducted by a nongovernmental organization in Sierra Leone called Fambul Tok. (eurekalert.org)
  • studied the impact of Fambul Tok-led ceremonies across 200 villages in Sierra Leone, which had been ravaged by civil war a decade earlier, collecting data from more than 2,300 participants. (eurekalert.org)
  • They included Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, Sierra Leone's leading hemorrhagic fever expert, and four other staff members at the Kenema hospital . (nytimes.com)
  • 7-month-old Adama Musa and her mother lie on one of the beds in MSF's newly-opened hospital in Hangha, in Sierra Leone's Kenema district. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • The quarantine of Kenema, the third largest town in Sierra Leone, is having a devastating impact on trade,' officials said in a statement. (csmonitor.com)
  • The quarantine of Kenema, the third largest town in Sierra Leone, is having a devastating impact on trade - travel is restricted so trucks carrying food cannot freely drive around," the committee said in a statement. (csmonitor.com)
  • Veronica Koroma, Nurse, Kenema Government Hospital, Sierra Leone: "We are really working very hard and we want God's intervention for us to have survivors. (umc.org)
  • Thousands of Sierra Leone's polio-disabled still grapple with the challenges of sustaining life and finding work in a country that finds itself at the bottom of the Human Development Index. (prweb.com)
  • The following day, there would be the individual country briefings, of which Sierra Leone would be one. (globalsecurity.org)
  • The country can be divided into four distinct physical regions: the coastal swamp, the Sierra Leone Peninsula, the interior plains, and the interior plateau and mountain region. (britannica.com)
  • Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio has declared rape and sexual violence a "national emergency," following a series of cases involving minors in the country. (cnn.com)
  • Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone are extremely tolerant of each other, and all the major Muslim and Christian holidays are officially national holidays in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 1978 to 1985 Sierra Leone was officially a one-party state, as President Stevens' political party called the All People's Congress, was the only legal political party in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • The APC's 24-year rule of Sierra Leone ended on April 29, 1992, in a military coup and a 25-year-old Captain Valentine Strasser ruled the country from 1992 to 1996 in a junta government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the country and must be treated as a public health emergency, like any other disease concerning the public's health," said Brima Kargbo, Sierra Leone's Chief Medical Officer. (iaea.org)
  • Authorities hope it will set the country back on course for an April 15 deadline for eradicating Ebola announced by the leaders of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone . (france24.com)
  • There were 95 new confirmed cases reported in Guinea -- the highest weekly total for the country in 2015 -- but Sierra Leone is faring better, according the WHO. (france24.com)
  • On Oct. 6, two doctors stood under the awning of a yellow hospital on the western edge of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, and gave instructions to the first patients to be discharged from the first tuberculosis treatment program of its kind in the country. (pih.org)
  • MASL also works with The Sierra Leone Association for Persons with Albinism and is developing a strategy of support for eye and skin care, whilst providing quality SPF 50 sun cream, sunglasses and protective clothing for distribution free of charge to members across the country. (virginmoneygiving.com)
  • The missionary work of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Sierra Leone started in 1792, at the request of converted settlers from Nova Scotia who, on arrival in the country, had formed themselves into religious classes. (oikoumene.org)
  • Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of the civil war in Sierra Leone and a serious threat to the peace that prevails in the country today. (undp.org)
  • UNDP has been working with various local partners - including CAUSE Sierra Leone, a youth-focused agency in Makeni - to support the country and address the issue of youth employment and empowerment. (undp.org)
  • The aim is to reduce sickness and death among children, and women during pregnancy and childbirth in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest rates of maternal and child mortality in the world. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • What was until recently a little-known prescription-only medication for treating chronic pain has in the past two years been at the centre of a rapidly expanding addiction crisis in Sierra Leone - a country with virtually no avenues for drug rehabilitation and which remains haunted by an 11-year civil war during which there were high rates of drug abuse among combatants. (aljazeera.com)
  • Sierra Leone lifted its last major Ebola quarantine on Friday as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus. (foxnews.com)
  • Fofanah told a friend who happened to be the wife of Amnesty International's Sierra Leone country director, Brima Sheriff. (ipsnews.net)
  • Schultz said working with Sierra Leone is deeply satisfying because there is a palpable sense of hope and optimism, and a unifying desire to move the country forward after years of civil unrest. (chicagotribune.com)
  • I believe, as many others do, that with some smart aid, Sierra Leone could really serve as a model for how to come back from a terrible conflict and really become a vital, dynamic country. (chicagotribune.com)
  • But there are many "nooks and crannies" in the country that are being missed, Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid 's Sierra Leone representative, said Tuesday. (csmonitor.com)
  • If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in Sierra Leone, there may be limited or no rabies treatment available. (cdc.gov)
  • Since children are more likely to be bitten or scratched by a dog or other animals, consider rabies vaccination for children traveling to Sierra Leone. (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres - also known as Doctors Without Borders - in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, Tim Shenk, an agency spokesman, told CNN. (cnn.com)
  • An Ebola management center run by Doctors Without Borders in Bo, Sierra Leone. (wired.com)
  • The issues is not specific to Sierra Leone, countries such as Guinea and Liberia are hit hard as well, with an estimated 23,500 Ebola cases and more than 9,500 deaths together in these three countries. (avert.org)
  • Sierra Leone, much of whose border is on the Atlantic, is situated between Guinea and Liberia. (brusselsairlines.com)
  • This species ranges from Sierra Leone, through southern Guinea and Liberia, to southern Côte d'Ivoire and south-western Ghana. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Activities are implemented by FAO's Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Sierra Leone and 34 other countries. (fao.org)
  • According to UNICEF, Sierra Leone is one of the few West African countries which has kept to a timetable to eradicate polio, beginning their vaccinations to children in 1998 in the middle of the civil war. (prweb.com)
  • Sierra Leone ranked 180 out of 187 countries on the UN human development index in 2011. (pambazuka.org)
  • Ebola has been blamed for more than 670 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone. (deseretnews.com)
  • Under-reporting of Ebola cases has been a problem particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone, currently the two countries hardest hit by the virus. (news24.com)
  • Learn how you can best help in Sierra Leone and other countries. (doctorswithoutborders.org)
  • Propelled by a black market network of importers and sold cheaply under the table by private pharmacies, the problem has become so bad that in August 2016, Sierra Leone's overwhelmed pharmaceutical regulators declared tramadol abuse a public health emergency. (aljazeera.com)
  • In December, you addressed Parliament on the crisis of maternal mortality in Sierra Leone, noting the current statistics and the need for "greater urgency to address this tragedy. (hrw.org)
  • Sierra Leone has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world, with 167 out of every 1,000 children dying before their fifth birthday and 1,300 women dying for every 100,000 live births. (unicef.org)
  • Despite recent civil conflict, Sierra Leone has significantly reduced its maternal mortality rate. (unfpa.org)
  • But Kwame Quee pulled one back for Sierra Leone four minutes before the break after which the visitors staged a remarkable recovery with Alhaji Kamara scoring twice in between Mustapha Bundu's effort - all in the final 18 minutes - to draw. (reuters.com)
  • Originated in cooperation with the support of the Child Protection Unit of UNICEF, this program is now run solely by New Steps Sierra Leone. (prweb.com)
  • But it will forever transform the lives of recipients, said Mahimbo Mdoe, a UNICEF representative who is assisting Schultz in Sierra Leone. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Although most of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, Sierra Leone is also a mining centre. (britannica.com)
  • In his remarks during a visit to a vaccination centre in Freetown, Cappelaere said "Sierra Leone cannot afford to be left behind in the global campaign to reduce infant deaths due to modern vaccines and medical breakthroughs. (unicef.org)
  • Through the joint theological hall and a lay training centre the church continues to prepare its members for the ongoing mission and outreach of the Christian community in Sierra Leone. (oikoumene.org)
  • Isata, a 22-month-old, is the youngest patient to be discharged from the Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment centre in Kailahuna district, Sierra Leone. (thestar.com)
  • KAILAHUN, SIERRA LEONE-The day shift at the Ebola treatment centre has barely begun when a nurse runs up to Ewenn Chenard to announce the first corpse of the day. (thestar.com)
  • in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, there are at least 11 cases, but a treatment centre has yet to open. (thestar.com)
  • On March 10, 1998, after ten months in exile, Kabbah resumed his rule over Sierra Leone. (infoplease.com)
  • That question was at the heart of the series published here last August, The Makeni Children , which investigated the torturously complex stories of 29 adoptions in 1998 from Sierra Leone to the United States. (slate.com)
  • Sierra Leone has had an uninterrupted democratic government from 1998 to the present day. (wikipedia.org)
  • Were Samuel Mosley and Adama K. stolen from their birth families in Makeni, Sierra Leone so that Americans could adopt them-and so that greedy middlemen masquerading as child welfare workers could get paid? (slate.com)
  • Kim Kargbo, an American missionary who lives half-time in Sierra Leone and had helped bring together some of the Makeni children with their birth families, and who had testified in front of the commission, told me that she felt that the commissioners listened carefully and fairly and were genuinely concerned about the welfare of the children and the facts of the case. (slate.com)
  • The story of Umaru Kargbo, in Sierra Leone's northern city of Makeni, 113 miles from the capital city of Freetown, is one of resilience and of sheer determination to lift oneself out of poverty. (undp.org)
  • At age 29, Umaru moved from his small hometown to Makeni, the biggest city in northern Sierra Leone, where he survived by begging on the streets. (undp.org)
  • This project was led by the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Njala University, Sierra Leone and the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone. (news-medical.net)
  • In Kailahun, the district with the highest number of cases in Sierra Leone, the struggle remains lonely and exhausting. (thestar.com)
  • Medical Assistance Sierra Leone was established in 2003 with the aim of supporting access to health care and urgent medical treatment for communities and individuals in Sierra Leone. (virginmoneygiving.com)
  • In February 2010, Medical Assistance Sierra Leone and Consultant Neurologist Dr Lisk of Basildon Hospital with the Epilepsy Association of Sierra Leone established the first functioning clinical epilepsy service in Sierra Leone. (virginmoneygiving.com)
  • He was charged with abetting the violent rebel group in Sierra Leone's civil war that was responsible for atrocities, which included hacking off the limbs of civilians, sexual slavery, conscripting child soldiers, and even cannibalism. (infoplease.com)
  • Pikin-to-Pikin Movement was formed by a group of young men and women when Sierra Leone was engulfed by a devastating rebel war. (idealist.org)
  • New York) - Rebel forces in Sierra Leone systematically murdered, mutilated, and raped civilians during their January offensive, Human Rights Watch charged today. (hrw.org)
  • This initiative addresses local legacies of the conflict in Sierra Leone which the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, whatever their wider achievements, have been unable to tackle. (pambazuka.org)
  • Conflict in Sierra Leone has been so tenacious precisely because of this cycle of impunity," said Takirambudde. (hrw.org)
  • While the movie awakened the world to the problem of conflict diamonds, the promotion agency argues it hampers its efforts to rebrand Sierra Leone to lure new investors. (france24.com)
  • The U.S. daily Christian Science Monitor says the conflict in Sierra Leone highlights flaws in the UN's peacekeeping efforts. (rferl.org)
  • Police alleges that on diverse dates between the 1st November, 2020 and 30th November, 2020 at 15 Upper Brook Street, western Area in Freetown, with intent to defraud, obtained certain property to wit seventeen million Leones. (allafrica.com)
  • The sixty-page report, "Getting Away with Murder, Mutilation, and Rape: New Testimony from Sierra Leone," documents how, as rebels took control of the city in January 1999, they made little distinction between civilian and military targets. (hrw.org)
  • Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, Sierra Leone's leading hemorrhagic fever expert, died from Ebola along with four of his other co-authors before the study was published. (nytimes.com)
  • The Mission held discussions and interviews in Freetown with various officials from Government , National Farmers Association of Sierra Leone, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and both international and local NGOs. (fao.org)
  • The Epilepsy Association of Sierra Leone opened this vocational training program 11 years ago, near the end of a devastating decade-long civil war. (nytimes.com)
  • 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)
  • Sierra Leone became an independent nation on April 27, 1961. (infoplease.com)
  • Kargbo said that the recommendations from the imPACT review will help to prioritize cancer control interventions in Sierra Leone and facilitate collaboration among the relevant organizations. (iaea.org)
  • FAO Sierra Leone is supporting the Government to equip the agricultural business centres with rice mills, cassava graters and drying floors so that farmers can boost the value and consumer appeal of their goods. (fao.org)
  • From March 23, 1991 to 2002, a group of former Sierra Leone soldiers launched a brutal civil war in a failed attempt to overthrow the Sierra Leone Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign land investment is on the rise in Sierra Leone and, as with many of its neighbours, the government wants more companies to come in to boost the economy and spur much-needed agricultural development in rural areas. (pambazuka.org)
  • It was this group which managed to drive Sierra Leone's rebels from the capital and keep the peace when the previous government asked them to so in 1997. (rferl.org)
  • The Sierra Leone government is working closely with Robert Garry and his team to stop the disease in its tracks. (umc.org)
  • In a statement on Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said five Egyptian rousette fruit bats caught in Sierra Leone tested positive for the Marburg virus. (reuters.com)
  • On July 15, the WHO reported a total of 964 cases including 603 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. (healthmap.org)
  • That brings the total to at least 176 dead in Sierra Leone, while 82 deaths have been reported in neighbouring Guinea. (news24.com)
  • [2] 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)
  • Until now there have been no reported cases of Marburg infection in Sierra Leone say health officials. (news-medical.net)
  • At present the team PREDICT is continuing its work in sensitizing the governments and other stakeholders to raise community awareness regarding the spread of the Marburg virus and ways to prevent spread of infection in Sierra Leone. (news-medical.net)
  • Marburg virus disease has also been included in the routine testing panels of the laboratories in Siera Leone, write the researchers. (news-medical.net)
  • US hospital officials said Monday that the condition of an American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has worsened and is now critical. (france24.com)
  • the Sierra Leone facility featured a walk-in and ambulance entrance that led to typical hospital hallways and a central patients' garden. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Nurses in pristine white uniforms continue to pad quietly around the large room at Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital city. (ipsnews.net)
  • Britain, the former colonial power, has sent military personnel to establish treatment centres in Sierra Leone, as well as three helicopters and a 100-bed naval hospital. (yahoo.com)
  • In addition to political power, the rebels, who were supported by Liberia's president Charles Taylor, sought control of Sierra Leone's rich diamond fields. (infoplease.com)
  • Ms. McAskie, who headed a multi-donor mission to Sierra Leone from 7 to 13 November, said that the big priority now was to ensure that the former rebels and other ex-combatants were brought into the demobilization camps and persuaded to give up their arms. (globalsecurity.org)
  • The film shows gruesome scenes of fighting in Sierra Leone and details how rebels force civilians to mine diamonds for them to fund the war effort. (france24.com)
  • Brussels Airlines, Belgium's largest carrier, said on Saturday it was cancelling flights to the capitals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for Sunday and Monday due to new restrictions put in place by Senegal's aviation authority. (news24.com)
  • More than 300 healthcare workers have been infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, and almost three-quarters have died. (france24.com)
  • This is causing immense pressure on the already vulnerable healthcare system in Sierra Leone. (avert.org)
  • Lend your support to Global Grant 1981430 - Improving Fistula, Maternal and Child healthcare in Sierra Leone. (justgiving.com)
  • The announcement comes amid calls by activists and Sierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Bio for stricter punishment for perpetrators of sexual violence. (cnn.com)
  • In Sierra Leone, CDC is supporting response coordination, understand morbidity and mortality from Ebola, and risk factors that surveillance, diagnostic capacity, quarantine management, case contributed to the epidemic. (cdc.gov)
  • I believe now that the cases are reducing in Liberia, he (President Barack Obama) will ask the Department of Defense and the State Department also to turn attention to helping the efforts in Sierra Leone," said Alpha Kanu, Sierra Leone's minister of information and communication. (yahoo.com)
  • Tuberculosis is highly endemic in Sierra Leone. (iamat.org)
  • Nonetheless, the majority of cancer patients in Sierra Leone seek medical attention when their illness is far advanced or at an incurable stage because of limited access to early diagnostic services. (iaea.org)
  • In a letter published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and other doctors tell of 581 patients taken to an Ebola treatment center that opened near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, in late September. (deseretnews.com)
  • Joseph Alan Mansaray is a husband, father, and plumber, and one of the first patients discharged from a new tuberculosis treatment program in Sierra Leone. (pih.org)
  • Turnaround time on lab work averages three to four days in Sierra Leone - versus a mere four to five hours in neighboring Liberia - so most patients die here, without ever learning whether or not it is the Ebola virus that is driving their fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and hemorrhaging. (foreignpolicy.com)