Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute and chief investigator of the trials with an Ebola vaccine his organization developed, holds a vial of the vaccine.

 By: CAITLIN DICKERSON Today, the World Health Organization concludes a two-day meeting to discuss a radical idea: bringing a vaccine into the field without having tested its effectiveness. Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute and chief investigator of the trials with an Ebola vaccine his organization developed, holds a vial of the vaccine. Traditional More...

by | Published 9 hours ago
Healthcare workers spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Tanya Bindra/AP
By On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

UK To Spend £20m More On Anti-Ebola Effort In Sierra Leone

 The UK will spend a further £20m on the care of Ebola patients and prevention of the disease in Sierra Leone, in addition to the £100m it has already committed, the government has announced. Healthcare workers More...

By On Saturday, September 27th, 2014

SECRETARY-GENERAL appoints Abdul Kamara of Sierra Leone as Deputy Joint Special Representative,UNAMID


President Koroma of Sierra Leone
By On Friday, September 26th, 2014

FULL SPEECH Delivered by President Koroma of Sierra Leone:- Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba districts are isolated with immediate effect.

  (24th September, 2014) Fellow Sierra Leoneans, From Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21, 2014, we all answered to the call to stay at home for the Ebola Ose to Ose Campaign. Thousands of Sierra Leoneans More...

Ishmael Beah*
By On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

“The West ignores the stories of Africans in the middle of the Ebola outbreak.”- Ishmael Beah

 By: Ishmael Beah* It was n’t surprising that Western journalists would react with doom-and-gloom when the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa. Or that the crisis would not be treated as a problem confronting More...

President Koroma of Sierra Leone (file photo)
By On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

President Koroma of Sierra Leone addresses Nation on eve of Lockdown.

 President Koroma of Sierra Leone (file photo) Fellow Sierra Leoneans  Our country is the midst of a big trial. But by the grace of God, we shall overcome this Ebola outbreak. Many of our people have fallen More...

(From Left-Right):President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone
By On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Sierra Leone:- “Isolation should not be Ostracization”, Ghanaian President Mahama urges International Community

 By: State House Communications Unit President John Dramani Mahama on Monday 15th September urged the international community to revisit the ostracization of Ebola affected countries. “Isolation is sometimes More...

Health workers in protective gear leave after carrying the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak than in any previous one.
By On Thursday, September 11th, 2014

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola (AP)

 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Another doctor from Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, and an official said Thursday that she would be evacuated abroad for medical treatment. Dr. Olivette Buck is More...

By On Monday, September 8th, 2014

United Kingdom To Set Up Ebola Centre In Sierra Leone. (PRESS-RELEASE)

  From:Department for International Development, The Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and Ministry of Defence History:Published 8 September 2014 Part of:Helping developing countries More...

Africa Nations Cup
By On Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone face uphill struggle in qualification bid

 ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ebola-affected Sierra Leone face an uphill struggle to reach the African Nations Cup finals for the first time since 1996 with just 14 players training ahead of their opening qualifying More...