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Opioids: Sierra Leone's newest public health emergency

Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation.

These Photos of Botswanan Metalheads Are Pretty Mind-Blowing

In December 2015, Spanish photographer and filmmaker Pep Bonet, who has documented the aftermath of war in Sierra Leone and the global ravages of HIV/AIDS, set out for Botswana, in pursuit of a more positive Africa story. A largely white...Show More Summary

Literature Notice: Agribusiness & Socio-Ecological Epidemiology (or ‘agroecology, epidemiology, and health justice’)

The first members of a team of Cuban doctors and health workers unload boxes of medicines and medical material at the Freetown airport. Sierra Leone: October 2, 2014 (Photograph by Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty). At the moment I cannot...Show More Summary

Ebola, war … but just two psychiatrists to deal with a nation's trauma

Overwhelmed counsellors and medical staff in Sierra Leone must contend with suspicion and a collapse in funding The history of Africa’s oldest psychiatric hospital is written on the walls of its isolation units, desperate messages chiselled into the woodwork like scars. Show More Summary

After Ebola, Health Centers Rebuild Trust with Their Communities? -- Literally and Figuratively

Health facilities in Guinea and Sierra Leone are being refurbished, and personnel trained, to better meet the needs of populations with high maternal and child mortality.

Sierra Leone Child With Down Syndrome Labeled ‘Devil Boy’, Rituals Performed To Send Him Back To Devil

A Sierra Leone child was named the “devil boy” by members of the community after he was born with Down Syndrome. Thomas was born as a triplet to his mother Aminatta five years ago. Sadly, his sisters passed away shortly after birth, leaving him the only surviving child. Show More Summary

'Devil Boy': Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonises mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community's acceptance and remorse.

Ebola vaccine is safe and effective, scientists declare after trials

Results from research conducted in west Africa indicate the drug will drastically reduce the severity of further outbreaks A vaccine for Ebola which has completed successful trials in Guinea and Sierra Leone means the virus should never again be able to wreak the havoc it did during the recent epidemic in west Africa, say scientists. Show More Summary

Ishmael Beah Gives Hope to Children Trapped in Conflict

As a child in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah lost everything and was enlisted in a military camp. UNICEF gave him hope for a future.

Diversity is not a white woman

A couple of days ago, I saw this film about 19-year-old surfer Kadiatu Kamara (aka KK) from Sierra Leone. It's a mesmerising film, in which surfing is a very recognisable aspect of KK's life, whose life is, in some ways, very unrecognisable to my own. Show More Summary

Education is a Human Right – That is, Unless you are Pregnant in Sierra Leone.

housands of pregnant girls are being excluded from school because of a rule issued by Sierra Leone’s government. In April of 2015, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology issued a statement banning all pregnant girls from school settings.

Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq

The two men, who were under 13 when they fought in Sierra Leone, allege Aegis Defence Services failed to mitigate the psychological harm they suffered Two former child soldiers have threatened legal action against the private security...Show More Summary

People with Ebola may not always show symptoms

25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, a research team has determined, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.

Nurse could be struck off over Pauline Cafferkey temperature reading

Donna Wood faces misconduct charges over claims she concealed elevated temperature of Ebola-stricken colleague A British medic who helped fight the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone two years ago faces being struck off or suspended from...Show More Summary

Nurse faces tribunal over Pauline Cafferkey temperature reading

Donna Wood accused of hiding colleague’s high temperature at Heathrow airport after return from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone A nurse who was lauded by the government as one of Britain’s heroes of the Ebola epidemic is facing a disciplinary...Show More Summary

'The gallows are ready': Sierra Leone reconsiders death penalty

For almost 20 years, Sierra Leone has avoided using the death penalty. But spurred by public outrage over ritual murders and gang violence, the government is moving once again to hang offenders. The legal community believes one sensational...Show More Summary

Ebola-hit children in Sierra Leone go hungry amid food shortages: charity

4 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Ebola orphans, teenage mothers and children in charge of households in Sierra Leone are struggling to feed themselves and their families amid widespread food shortages in the West African nation, a British charity said on Monday.

The lingering shadow of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

People affected by the Ebola virus are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder a year after epidemic defeated.

Prepare the gallows: Sierra Leone and the death penalty

For the first time since its civil war, Sierra Leone might be about to execute someone.

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