Sierra Leone

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured

2016-02-09 21:40

Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as resolved.

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

Joy over Ebola victory crushed in Sierra Leone

2016-01-15 22:20

A new death from Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone just a day after west Africa celebrated the end of an outbreak which killed 11 000 people.

The case of Sierra Leone's missing ambulances

2015-11-26 15:49

Despite vehicle donations and purchases during the Ebola epidemic, many patients still struggle to reach a hospital in Sierra Leone.

WHO to declare end of Ebola in Sierra Leone

2015-11-07 11:28

The World Health Organisation is set to announce that Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has beaten an epidemic that killed almost 4 000 of its people and plunged the economy into recession.

School girls are being forced into public pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 12:23

School girls have had their breasts and stomachs felt by teachers and nurses in front of their peers and been forced to take urine tests in Sierra Leone.

British Ebola nurse 'critically ill' again

2015-10-14 15:33

A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now "critically ill" due to a resurgence of the virus.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

2015-10-09 15:23

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in Sierra Leone's Kambia district.

Baby, maternal deaths soar in Sierra Leone on Ebola fear

2015-10-06 20:31

Maternal and newborn deaths in Sierra Leone have soared since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as fear of being infected and mistrust of health workers deter pregnant women from giving birth in health facilities, researchers say.

Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

2015-09-22 05:20

The World Health agency's bungling hindered Ebola response in Sierra Leone last year.


Sierra Leone frees 55 from Ebola quarantine

2016-02-04 07:16

Only four people remained in quarantine in Sierra Leone on Wednesday after 55 others were declared free of the Ebola virus and released from hospital, officials and medical sources said.

Sierra Leone vaccinates people quarantined after Ebola death

2016-01-21 09:48

Sierra Leone authorities Wednesday announced a vaccination programme for people quarantined following a new Ebola death last week just as west Africa declared an end to the epidemic.

Suspected Ebola death in Sierra Leone hours after WHO gives all-clear

2016-01-15 07:54

A woman in Sierra Leone is thought to have died from Ebola, officials say, just hours after the World Health Organisation declared an end to an epidemic of the disease.

Sierra Leone declared free of Ebola

2015-11-07 22:58

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but neighbor Guinea struggles to end virus

Sierra Leone girls forced into 'degrading' pregnancy tests

2015-11-06 14:43

Thousands of schoolgirls in Sierra Leone have been forced to undergo humiliating and degrading public pregnancy tests since the government banned pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools and taking exams, Amnesty International says.

Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola nightmare

2015-11-05 07:54

The Ebola epidemic is expected to be declared over in Sierra Leone this weekend, when the west African nation will have gone 42 days without any new infections.

Ex-child soldier from Sierra Leone freed in Minnesota

2015-10-10 11:23

A former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after more than two years of immigration detention in Minnesota.

UK Ebola survivor treated for 'unusual' complications

2015-10-09 10:18

A British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown to a specialist London hospital unit, nearly nine months after she was discharged, due to an 'unusual late complication'.

Sierra Leone athlete refused UK visa

2015-10-03 07:30

Sierra Leone's top athlete, Jimmy Thoronka, who disappeared during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, has been refused a visa to remain in Britain.

4 killed in Sierra Leone floods

2015-09-17 12:37

At least four people have been killed and scores injured following torrential rains in Sierra Leone's capital, the West African country's head of disaster management says.

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