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Sierra Leone among top ten countries with highest burden of TB – new report

By Kemo Cham

The World Health Organisation has ranked Sierra Leone among countries with the highest burden of cases of tuberculosis - or TB - in the world.

In a new report published last week, Sierra Leone, alongside its next door neighbour Liberia, was placed among the top 10 countries with the highest number of TB cases per capita, with an official calling for redoubling of efforts by the government and its partners to tackle the epidemic.

Interview: The Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Kemo Cham 

STRIVE (Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce Vaccine against Ebola) is one of several trials conducted during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Other trials were held in Guinea and Liberia which, like in Sierra Leone, were seriously affected by the deadly epidemic that ended up claiming over 11,000 lives by the time it was declared over by the World Health Organisation earlier this year.

Report: DEVASTATING IMPACT OF SERVICE FAILURE ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN FREETOWN


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DEVASTATING IMPACT OF SERVICE FAILURE ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR IN FREETOWN

We in the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), have discovered that the failure in service provision, implementation of misguided health policies, plans and projects and above all corruption, have had a devastating impact on the health care sector in Freetown.

Sierra Leone urged to fulfill commitments to N4G

By Kemo Cham

Sierra Leone should endeavor to align its nutritional targets to those of the World Health Assembly, nutrition experts and activists have urged.

While the country seems to be performing progressively in meeting its nutrition targets, it is still far behind in a number of indicators like unavailability of data to inform on the actual progress being made towards fulfilling its commitments to the Nutrition For Growth (N4G), the campaigners from the Scalling Up Nutrition Initiative (SUNI) Civil Society Platform observed.

When plurality strangles press freedom in Sierra Leone

When plurality strangles press freedom

By Kemo Cham

By 2011 the Independent Media Commission (IMC) of Sierra Leone had registered 62 newspapers, 67 radio and five TV stations. That’s a major leap from just a decade earlier, when there was only one radio and one TV station nationwide, and a handful of papers.

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