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Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

2014-12-18 17:00

Sierra Leone is experiencing an overflow of patients at designated Ebola centres as health workers go door-to-door in an attempt to track down those who are infected.

1 million facing hunger in Ebola-hit countries

2014-12-18 09:31

Border closures, quarantines and crop losses in West African nations battling the Ebola virus could lead to as many as one million people going hungry, UN food agencies say.

House-to-house search for Ebola patients to begin

2014-12-18 05:00

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

Ebola - search for patients to begin

2014-12-17 12:08

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

Sierra Leone launches fresh house searches for Ebola

2014-12-17 11:38

Sierra Leone will start house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and impose internal travel restrictions as part of a new push to combat the epidemic, President Ernest Bai Koroma says.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 15:05

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

Christmas cancelled

2014-12-12 20:57

Sierra Leone is banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling case-load of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone strike over lack of Ebola care

2014-12-10 11:50

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone have embarked on a partial strike, protesting the lack of care for local medics who become infected whilst treating patients with Ebola.

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In today's news headlines: Judge Masipa will today rule on the state’s application to appeal Oscar PIstorius sentence, Shrien Dewani has returned to the UK and Ebola doctors in Sierra Leone go on strike. Watch.

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Recruits sought for Sierra Leone Ebola mission

2014-12-09 08:17

Healthcare workers are being recruited in SA for a mission to Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola outbreak, non-profit organisation Right Care says.

Doctors strike at main Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone

2014-12-09 06:25

Junior doctors at Sierra Leone's main hospital have gone on strike in protest at inadequate equipment to fight the Ebola epidemic ravaging the impoverished nation.

US doctor gives 1st interview since surviving Ebola

2014-12-08 08:30

A US doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and survived after weeks of intensive treatment in Atlanta has spoken out for the first time in an interview.

UN peacekeeper in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

2014-12-05 13:55

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Liberia says one of its members has been infected with Ebola.

Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine

2014-12-03 05:00

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone has quarantined hundreds of thousands more citizens sealing off a sixth district.

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 10:21

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

Doctor who died of Ebola hailed as hero

2014-11-30 08:00

A doctor who died of Ebola has been hailed at his funeral as a tireless, selfless and heroic advocate for medical care for the less fortunate.

Sierra Leone seeks help to fight Ebola

2014-11-27 06:39

Sierra Leone has appealed to the United States to send military aid to help it battle Ebola as it falls behind its West African neighbours.

United Nations to miss Ebola target in Sierra Leone

2014-11-25 18:05

The United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission has reported that they will not meet their 1 December target of having 70% of Ebola patients in treatment and 70% of victims buried.

United Nations to miss Ebola target in Sierra Leone

2014-11-25 08:17

The United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission has reported that they will not meet their 1 December target of having 70% of Ebola patients in treatment and 70% of victims buried.

UN warns Ebola still far from over

2014-11-22 13:48

The head of the UN Ebola mission has warned that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid is needed to fight the virus in Africa.

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

2014-11-20 13:26

The WHO says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.

7th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

2014-11-19 08:44

A top health official says a seventh doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre east of the capital, Freetown, where he had been receiving treatment.

 

Sierra Leone's top doctor dies of Ebola

2014-12-18 15:42

The fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has suffered a blow as the country's leading doctor succumbed to the disease amid a fast rise in the rates of infection.

UN chief heads to West Africa for Ebola

2014-12-18 12:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to West Africa to demonstrate the UN's solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, and to see for himself how the world is responding.

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

2014-12-18 08:54

Sierra Leone is experiencing an overflow of patients at designated Ebola centres as health workers go door-to-door in an attempt to track down those who are infected.

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

2014-12-17 19:37

Ebola surveillance teams have fanned out in Sierra Leone to search every house for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings.

House-to-house search for Ebola patients to begin

2014-12-17 12:07

Sierra Leone has placed a ban on Christmas festivities and is set to start a search campaign for Ebola patients amid a fast rise in infection rates.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 17:05

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

What's missing from Sierra Leone's Ebola response?

2014-12-15 10:10

The World Health Organisation believes that Sierra Leone's failure in fighting Ebola is a result of the fact that people are not changing behaviours with many touching bodies of the dead or keeping infected relatives close.

Sierra Leone diamond zone hit by largely hidden Ebola outbreak

2014-12-11 09:07

Health officials in Sierra Leone are concerned that a major outbreak of Ebola in a remote diamond zone where scores of bodies have piled up in a hospital.

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone strike over lack of Ebola care

2014-12-10 12:21

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone have embarked on a partial strike, protesting the lack of care for local medics who become infected whilst treating patients with Ebola.

Ebola still 'flaming' in parts of Sierra Leone, Guinea

2014-12-10 11:01

The UN's Ebola czar has hailed widespread progress in the fight against the deadly virus, but warned the outbreak is still surging in western Sierra Leone and northern Guinea.

Sierra Leonean Ebola docs strike again

2014-12-10 06:18

Sierra Leonean doctors have gone on strike for a 2nd day to demand better treatment for sick health workers.

Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in number of Ebola cases

2014-12-09 08:02

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 6 331 in the three worst hit countries, with Sierra Leone overtaking Liberia as the country with the highest number of cases.

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In today's news headlines: Shrien Dewani will hear today if he is a free man, a memorial service will be held for Pierre Korkie and Ebola claims the life of a tenth Sierra Leonean doctor. Watch.

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Ebola claims 10th Sierra Leonean doctor

2014-12-08 06:59

Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease, in what the country's chief medical officer has called a shocking trend.

Sierra Leone seeing 80-100 new Ebola cases daily

2014-12-06 11:02

Sierra Leone says between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and it desperately needs over 1 000 beds to treat victims.

Sierra Leone falls short of Ebola target

2014-12-04 21:29

Sierra Leone has confirmed it was some way short of a key target to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating almost three-quarters of patients in treatment beds.

Canada to send military health staff to Sierra Leone

2014-12-02 17:20

Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa.

Ebola to push Guinea, Sierra Leone into recession: World Bank

2014-12-02 08:18

The World Bank says that the fallout from the deadly Ebola pandemic will push Guinea and Sierra Leone into recession next year.

Sierra Leone president cancels 3-day business shutdown

2014-11-28 18:53

Sierra Leone's president has overruled a municipal decision to shut down businesses in the capital for three days, a measure aimed at curbing the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Sierra Leone Ebola workers dump bodies over pay

2014-11-25 19:10

Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped dead bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

UK health volunteers head to S Leone to tackle Ebola

2014-11-23 08:18

A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service has left for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fight-back.

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

2014-11-21 09:11

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.

Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone tests positive for Ebola

2014-11-19 12:01

A Cuban doctor treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease and will be sent to Geneva for treatment, a report says.

Ebola-infected doctor 'extremely critical' in US

2014-11-17 05:51

A doctor receiving care in the US after falling ill with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone remains in "extremely critical" condition, the hospital treating him says.

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