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The Lancet: Doctor who survived Ebola received experimental drug treatment

A Ugandan doctor, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, survived after being flown to Germany for aggressive treatment involving a new drug under clinical development for vascular leakage [1]. Dr Timo Wolf and colleagues, from University...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone's leading doctor just died of Ebola

Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, Reuters reports. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed last week after treating a patient, who also died of Ebola. Willoughby is the 11th doctor in the nation to die of the virus, out of 12 diagnosed. Show More Summary

In an Orphanage, But Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.

Combating Corruption: Accountable Governance for Justice and Security

In Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the Accountable Governance for Justice (AGJS) program includes capacity building for civil society groups that will help them access information laws, government data, and crowd-sourcing technologies.

UN: Nearly 1 Million in West Africa At Risk of Going Hungry as Ebola Restrictions Cause Food Shortages

Approximately one million people living in the three West African nations most plagued by the Ebola outbreak—Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone—are at risk of going hungry because of major food shortages due to “border closures, quarantines and crop losses,” Al Jazeera reports.

Mixed Messaging on Social Media

According to Jonah Lipton with the London School of Economics and Political Science, the people of Freetown, Sierra Leone (where Lipton is living while doing his fieldwork), are very much confused about the Ebola outbreak in the region. Lipton wrote in August how social media, and WhatsApp in particular, has greatly contributed to this confusion.

In Sierra Leone, Ebola Teams Hunt for the Sick

Ebola surveillance teams fanned out today in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop the disease's spread. President Ernest Bai Koroma launched "Operation Western Area Surge" in a national broadcast, promising that...

5 Million Kids Aren’t In School Because of Ebola

Children from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are still out of school. Here's what's being done

UN says Ebola-hit nations at risk of hunger

Up to one million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone face starvation due to border closures and quarantines.

Sierra Leone begins searching for Ebola victims door-to-door

Sierra Leone stepped up its battle against Ebola on Wednesday with a plan to search house-to-house for infected people and anyone who has come into contact with them. Those infected will be transported to new treatment centers built by the U.K. Show More Summary

Greening Expects Ebola Breakthrough in Sierra Leone in 4-6 Weeks

UK International Development Secretary Justine Greening told Reuters Britain's efforts to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone will see "rapid progress" in the next 4-6 weeks. Follow Breitbart London on Twitter @BreitbartLondon

U.N. Secretary General to Visit Ebola-Plagued Nations

yesterdayHealth : NYT: Health

The trip, which is to begin later this week, seems designed to send a message of solidarity with the three affected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

"X percent of Y are Z"

It's amazing how troublesome simple percentage-talk can be. Donald McNeil Jr., "Fewer Ebola Cases Go Unreported Than Thought, Study Finds", NYT 12/16/2014 By looking at virus samples gathered in Sierra Leone and contract-tracing data from Liberia, the scientists working on the new study estimated that about 70 percent of cases in West Africa go unreported. […]

For Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone, Survival Takes More Than Medicine

For all the medicine they provide at this center, physicians and staff from Doctors Without Borders spend as much time encouraging the patients to eat, drink, and keep fighting. Every patient gets a standard regimen of antibiotics, paracetemol and other pain medications, vitamins, oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluids. Show More Summary

Do They Know It's Christmas in Sierra Leone? Ebola Cancels Celebrations

Deadly disease brings a bit more accuracy to much-maligned Band Aid advocacy song. The lyrics to a popular yet much maligned Africa advocacy song are now a bit more defensible, given that Ebola has led Sierra Leone to ban Christmas celebrations. "Do...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone Cancels Christmas, New Year Celebrations Due to Ebola

The government of Sierra Leone has canceled public Christmas and New Year celebrations due to the Ebola outbreak. The government stationed soldiers on streets to make sure people obey the ruling. "We should stop all traditional practices for now so that we will live to continue to practice them later," said President Ernest Bai Koroma. Show More Summary

?Sierra Leone Cancels Christmas Because of Ebola

Remember Ebola? Yes, it's still a thing and yes it is still wreaking havoc and killing thousands of people in West Africa. Read more...

Jesus Take The Wheel: Sierra Leone Government “Cancels” Christmas To Prevent Ebola Disease From Spreading

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is devastating… Sierra Leone Government Cancels Christmas To Prevent Ebola Disease From Spreading The holiday season is sadly looking more and more bleek for the Sierra Leone community via Gawker Sierra Leone will ban

Sierra Leone cancels Christmas festivities as Ebola crisis continues

Sierra Leone is banning Christmas and New Year's celebrations across the country this year due to the widespread Ebola outbreak. Announced by Palo Conteh, head of Sierra Leone's government response to Ebola, the move is a part of a greater effort to keep people indoors and out of contact with others who could potentially spread the virus. Show More Summary

Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone cancels Christmas

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sierra Leone said on Friday it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm. Soldiers are to be deployed to the streets throughout the festive period, forcing people venturing out into the streets back indoors, the...

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