ebola in west africa

 By: Rashid Dumbuya Esq*. There has been an outbreak of the deadly disease called Ebola in neighbouring Guinea-Conakry and chances are it is likely to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea Bissau and Mali, four countries that share borders with Guinea-Conakry. But among the four countries, Sierra Leone is more threatened because the outbreak More...

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Curbing the outbreak ... health workers, dressed in head-to-toe "Ebola suits", leave Uige, about 300km north of the Angolan capital, Luanda, to collect a man dying from haemorrhagic fever in 2005. (file photo)
By On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Ebola virus identified as source of Guinea’s deadly haemorrhagic fever epidemic

 The Ebola virus has been identified as the source of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea, the west African nation said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 34. Curbing the outbreak ... More...

Cremelda Parkinson-Pratt, founder of Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation in Sierra Leone, and Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma, chief forensic pathologist manager (Photo Credit: Anna Limontas-Salisbury)
By On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Breast Cancer Taboo Stalls Diagnoses

 Even if women do get diagnosed in time, getting treatment is costly and can mean heading to Ghana. On World Cancer Day, Anna Limontas-Salisbury delves into the major challenges in lowering breast cancer rates More...

UNFPA-Sierra Leone
By On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

“Sierra Leone improving in health services in the last five years”-UNFPA

 04 February 2014 (UNFPA) Improving Health Care in West Africa (Sierra Leone) Preliminary results of the demographic and health survey released earlier this week in Sierra Leone indicate that the country improved More...

Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals
By On Friday, January 31st, 2014

Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK to contribute to their home country’s health sector

  United Kingdom (31-01-2014 - Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country of origin. International More...

Mental Health in Sierra Leone
By On Friday, January 31st, 2014

Nurses not Curses: Witchcraft Beliefs and Mental Health in Sierra Leone

 Mental health is a serious problem in Sierra Leone, but there is still only one hospital equipped to deal with mental issues and there is a deep stigma around mental health. By: Amjata Bayoh*  (31- 01 -2014 More...

Jesmed F Suma
By On Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Suggestions on how to address the Healthcare Challenges in Sierra Leone

 Disclaimer: Please note that Sierra Leone Policy Watch Inc. is an Independent non-partisan public policy think tank; the views expressed here do not reflect those of the organization. They are entirely my More...

Kings Health Partners
By On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

King’s Sierra Leone Partnership focuses on improving mental health services in Sierra Leone

  21 December 2013 The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP), based in the King’s Centre for Global Health, is now reaching the end of its first year of in-country operations. KSLP, which is managed by More...

By On Monday, December 16th, 2013

The last vet in Sierra Leone

 By: Aminatta Forna* December 15, 2013 Dr Gudush Jalloh is the only vet in the country (Sierra Leone). No, that is not quite true. There are three government vets, employed by the Ministry of Agriculture. More...

Dr Abhay Bang visits mothers and their babies in Bodli village, with community health-workers he has trained. Photograph: Andy Hall
By On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

20 ways to deliver excellence in community-based healthcare

 Guardian Professional We round up key points from our live chat panel on how to embed services at the community level Ciro Franco, global technical lead on maternal, newborn, and child health, Management More...