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.
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
Teen's corpse tests positive in remote region, forcing quarantine of entire community; disease stubbornly lingers in Guinea and 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 […]
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
Authorities on alert as three new cases emerge less than a month after the last known infections in capital Freetown
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.
Cases found in a densely populated slum
Ten patients were in treatment centers in Guinea as of June 18, while 13 more confirmed cases existed in Sierra Leone as of June 17.
Guinea and Sierra Leone have around 10 patients each
Nurse Kaci Hickox is a true American hero, not only for risking her health and life by fighting the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but also for pushing against the spread of unwarranted panic and political stupidity once she returned to the United States.
Ban FGM. In her 2014 TED Talk, Khadija Gbla expresses the cultural friction she felt between two very different definitions of what it means to be “empowered.” Gbla recounts her experience growing up in Sierra Leone, a country where, like in Nigeria, female genital mutilation is a deeply valued cultural practice. Show More Summary
Two northern districts to remain under curfew for next 21 days to contain the disease, country's president announces.
Ebola isn't finished yet. Liberia has long since celebrated a momentous milestone, being declared Ebola-free, with no new cases in months. But for the second week in a row, the number of new cases is up in both Sierra Leone and Guinea. There was a time in May when the number of new cases in those two […]
A new paper on Sierra Leone, Chief for a Day, presented by Maarten Voors at the ABCA conference: in a random subsample of villages the traditional elite, including the chief, were made responsible for project management. In other villages,...Show More Summary
From patient zero to future global pandemics, VICE heads to West Africa in this week's episode for a look at the evolution of the Ebola outbreak that burned through Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Twitter data can be used in economic predictions and flu trackers, and new research shows that it could have even been used to get a jump on last year's Ebola epidemic in West Africa (which continues in Sierra Leone and Guinea). Researchers...Show More Summary
UN Ebola chief says "only a matter of weeks" before S Leone stops epidemic but Guinea outbreak will take more time.
The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever. It's just the fever that tipped the balance," Dr. Lee Norman at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, told a news conference.
At the height of last year’s Ebola outbreak, the citizen engagement team at IBM Connections in Sierra Leone put their talents in technology to work, creating a way for citizens to report Ebola-related issues and concerns via text orShow More Summary