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The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment

Erika Check Hayden traveled to Sierra Leone to report on the front lines of the fight against Ebola. The post The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment appeared first on WIRED.

World Briefing: New Ebola Cases Decline, but W.H.O. Advises Caution

Seven new cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week, the lowest weekly total in more than a year.

Four New Toothed Frogs Found in West Africa

The forests in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are such treasures of biodiversity that scientists don’t yet know nearly all the species that live there. Upon taking a closer look at frogs that live in and...Show More Summary

The Ebola Survivors Soccer Club

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Struggling in the shadow of Ebola, survivors of the disease in Sierra Leone found new strength and solidarity on the soccer field.

What It's Like to Be an OB/GYN in Sierra Leone: An Interview

Each day, around 800 women across the globe die because of complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Doctors Without Borders, the international medical organization that sends physicians to impoverished areas, recently launched a multimedia project to illuminate the reality of these unnecessary deaths. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone's layers of history

A past filled with historical memories slowly crumbles away on a forgotten island in Sierra Leone.

Orphan No. 27 pirouettes to stardom

What does Michaela DePrince have left to conquer? As a 4-year-old orphan in Sierra Leone, the thought of being adopted made her physically sick, but she overcame her fear to enjoy a loving family life in New Jersey. At the orphanage she’d been called “the devil child” because of a skin condition called vitiligo, which […]

Strangest Banned Items Around The World

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Did you know that Saint Lucia and Sierra Leone both ban Japanese shaving brushes, thanks to an anthrax scandal in the early 1900s? Or that Tunisia prohibits the import of pencils and Italy only allows shipments of toys if they're made of wood? Here's an infographic that tells you about some crazy customs regulations from around the globe. The Presurfer

International Donors to Give $3.4 Billion for Ebola Recovery Efforts

Donors have pledged around $3.4 billion to held Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea that are struggling to recover from the Ebola virus outbreak.

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

On May 9, Liberia was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) after 14 long months battling against the disease. With that declaration came predictions that neighboring Sierra Leone may see the end of the epidemic as well. Show More Summary

The toll of a tragedy

3 weeks agoNews : Daily Chart

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak that has ravaged west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. Show More Summary

Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars touring, playing NYC with Debo Band (dates)

Actual Sierra Leonean refugees Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are hitting the road in celebration of their tenth year together, and in continued support of last year's Libation, their fourth album. The tour hits NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on...

Sierra Leone urged to ban FGM after backing women's rights treaty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone's decision to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa could lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where the practice is rife, campaigners said on Tuesday.

Scapegoated faith healers needed in Sierra Leone health system: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traditional healers were blamed for worsening the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but they need to be included in any plan to improve the country's healthcare and prevent such crises in future, researchers said on Thursday.

Sierra Leone's Rich and Powerful Are Breaking the Ebola Burial Rules

On a barren hillside outside Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, Alieu Mansaray put on a brave face as strangers in full plastic bodysuits lowered his father's body into the grave. His 71-year-old father had died of a stroke. Everyone knew that. But in a country where the highly contagious Ebola virus

Liberia, recently declared Ebola-free, gets another case

Teen's corpse tests positive in remote region, forcing quarantine of entire community; disease stubbornly lingers in Guinea and Sierra Leone

Sand, Mountains and Storm Clouds on John Obey Beach, Sierra Leone

Camera NIKON D300S ISO 200 Focal Length 18mm Aperture f/3.5 Exposure Time 1/8000 During our visit to Sierra Leone on the G Adventures West Africa Trip, we spent a day on the beach. The waters off West Africa are very warm due to the currents and location along the equator. In fact once you round […]

Ebola Is Far From Over In Guinea And Sierra Leone

last monthNews : Huffington Post

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting rules limitingShow More Summary

Ebola setback for Sierra Leone as new cases recorded

Authorities on alert as three new cases emerge less than a month after the last known infections in capital Freetown

New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone's capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there.

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