Sierra Leone


Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case

2015-08-03 15:52

The director of the US CDC is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country’s health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District

Ebola patients' escape spreads alarm

2015-07-13 22:00

Sierra Leone has launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre.

Sierra Leone extends Ebola curfews indefinitely

2015-07-09 11:12

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone says it will extend curfews placed on its worst affected communities last month until the deadly virus has been eradicated.

Ebola setback for Sierra Leone

2015-06-24 17:01

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has suffered a fresh outbreak of Ebola, dashing hopes that health authorities in the densely-populated city of 1.2 million had beaten the deadly epidemic.

Authorities repeating mistakes in Ebola fight - MSF

2015-06-14 09:14

Health authorities are repeating the mistakes of the past in combating Ebola the international president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned.

UN: Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks

2015-06-02 09:26

The United Nations' Ebola chief says he believes it's only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.

Ebola set to persist in 2015

2015-05-26 21:41

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone is expected to take all of 2015 to stamp out and may persist even longer because of dwindling financing.

Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

2015-05-21 09:13

Sierra Leone has berated the "selfish and shameful" behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.

Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

2015-05-13 11:40

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone have been transferred to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force says.

Ebola end in sight as weekly infections drop to single figures

2015-05-06 08:13

The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the UN says.

 

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback

2015-07-30 20:54

Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months.

Ebola-hit countries seek billions for recovery at UN

2015-07-10 15:24

The presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will attend the conference at the UN, hoping to raise $3.2bn to put their countries firmly on course for recovery from Ebola.

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

2015-07-08 08:53

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 in a country where the practice is rife, campaigners say.

Groups: Sierra Leone's children exploited due to Ebola outbreak

2015-06-17 13:49

Sierra Leone’s children have been exploited and violated since an Ebola epidemic hit the west African nation and caused the country’s social fabric to rupture, aid organisations say.

Sierra Leone imposes curfew to halt Ebola

2015-06-12 20:21

Sierra Leone's president has declared a curfew and other restrictions in Ebola-hit areas.

Lawmaker held over unsafe burial in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2015-06-01 21:14

A lawmaker in Sierra Leone is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of flouting the country's anti-Ebola laws by washing the body of his dead father, police say.

Sierra Leone marks grim Ebola anniversary

2015-05-25 07:42

Ebola has killed more than 11 000 people since it emerged in southern Guinea in December 2013, spreading first to Liberia, which was recently declared Ebola free, before Sierra Leone.

Ebola cases rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone - WHO

2015-05-19 15:31

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the WHO says.

Experts: WHO needs deep reforms after failing on Ebola

2015-05-11 14:52

The WHO has failed to respond adequately to the Ebola epidemic and can win back international trust if it carries out substantial reforms, experts say.

Sierra Leone marks a low-key independence day with Ebola plan

2015-04-27 14:21

Sierra Leone has marked the 54th anniversary of its independence by setting out a four-point 'post-Ebola plan' to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.

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