Opiate addiction has become increasingly common in Sierra Leone, where there are few avenues for drug rehabilitation.
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
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
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
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.
Judges from Nigeria and Sierra Leone did not turn up as scheduled.
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
In a country that demonises mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community's acceptance and remorse.
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
As a child in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah lost everything and was enlisted in a military camp. UNICEF gave him hope for a future.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
People affected by the Ebola virus are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder a year after epidemic defeated.
For the first time since its civil war, Sierra Leone might be about to execute someone.