In Focus (Sierra Leone):-Doctors and Nurses Risk Everything to Fight Ebola in West Africa

Nursing students in Freetown, Sierra Leone, wait to take their final qualifying exams so they can join the fight against Ebola.

 Foreign and local caregivers are essential to stopping the virus’s deadly spread (National-Geographic-AUGUST 29, 2014): In two Land Rovers, one fitted out as an ambulance, a small team of humanitarian workers last week headed deep into Sierra Leone’s jungle. After hours on deeply rutted paths that could barely be called roads, they stopped More...

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The five co-authors of a Science study who contracted Ebola and died.
By On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Ebola’s heavy toll on study authors in Sierra Leone

 The ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak is taking an appalling toll on health workers in West Africa. More than 240 have been infected and more than 120 have died. At Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in More...

Five of 50 co-authors of a new study on the 2014 Ebola outbreak died before the work was published Thursday
By On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Ebola kills Sierra Leone researchers before their study on outbreak is published

 All five of the deceased co-authors worked at a Sierra Leone hospital. The study, led by a team at Harvard University, found that Ebola has mutated over the course of the outbreak. Five West African Ebola More...

Goverment of Sierra Leone
By On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Sierra Leone:- Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah is the new Minister of Health & Sanitation. (PRESS RELEASE).


During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin on a stretcher during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
By On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Third Doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the More...

By On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

France tells citizens, Air France to avoid Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola

 PARIS (Reuters) – The French government on Wednesday recommended its nationals avoid Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the risk associated with the Ebola virus and asked Air France-KLM to suspend flights More...

Nyamacoro Sarata Silla
By On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Ebola Sierra Leone:-Being brave in West Africa?

 By: -Nyamacoro  Silla I have been following with some interest the story of William Pooley the British nurse who was airlifted by the Royal Air Force (with about eighteen personnel in attendance both military More...

Goverment of Sierra Leone
By On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Ministry of Health and Sanitation (Press-release)19-08-2014

  Ministry of Health and Sanitation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Press Release 19/8/2014 Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 19 August 2014, we have a total of 220 patients who have survived Ebola Virus More...

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, medical personnel work at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone where Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan died. Khan, a leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, from the disease, officials said. Another doctor in Sierra Leone, Modupeh Cole, died on Wednesday, according to Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
By On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-Another Top Doctor Dies from Ebola (AP)

 (AP):- A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor had been considered to receive an experimental More...

By On Monday, August 11th, 2014

Sierra Leone:- The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has disbursed funds to the District Health Management Teams. (PRESS-RELEASE)

 Ministry of Health and Sanitation Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Press Release11/8/2014 The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has disbursed funds to the District Health More...