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News Sierra Leone » Health: Sierra Leone maximizes protection against polio with Inactivated Polio Vaccine launch

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/sierra-leone/sierra-leone-maximizes-protection-against-polio-inactivated-polio-vaccine-launch
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

IPV is now used in many countries around the world to prevent against the debilitating disease, and will now be available free of cost alongside the oral vaccine at clinics and health facilities across Sierra Leone. The new vaccine’s introduction is led ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: After Ebola crisis, Yale works to strengthen Liberian health system

News channel or source: https://news.yale.edu/2018/02/23/after-ebola-crisis-yale-works-strengthen-liberian-health-system
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

states that a reported 881 health workers were infected, resulting in 513 reported deaths. All told, it is estimated Liberia lost 8% of its doctors, nurses, and midwives to Ebola; Sierra Leone lost 7%; and Guinea 1%. Devastation of West Africa’s ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: Sierra Leone launches social health insurance scheme

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/17/c_136980385.htm
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

FREETOWN, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday launched the Sierra Leone Social Health Insurance Scheme to ensure universal health coverage. In the beginning,the scheme would cover primary health care, including cholera, malaria.

News Sierra Leone » Health: Ebola effects on Liberia health system 'killed more than virus'

News channel or source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Ebola_effects_on_Liberia_health_system_killed_more_than_virus?profile=1228
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

"Ebola's collateral effects on (Liberia's) health system likely caused more deaths than Ebola ... virus directly killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

News Sierra Leone » Health: World health chief warns a pandemic that will kill millions 'could start in any country at any time'

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5391477/World-chief-warns-world-unprepared-pandemic.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Sierra Leone reported the highest number of Ebola cases ... with 15 fatalities between the three nations. Health officials in Guinea reported a mysterious bug in the south-eastern regions of the country before the WHO confirmed it was Ebola.

News Sierra Leone » Health: We can take basic steps to enhance health and security

News channel or source: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/We-can-take-basic-steps-to-enhance-health-and-security-543324
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Where there is little access to health care, people both contract and suffer more ... The World Bank estimates that Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – the three worst hit countries – lost 12% of their combined GDP. There could also be permanent losses ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: World Health Organization moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

News channel or source: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/apo/2018/02/14/world-health-organization-moves-to-contain-nigerias-lassa-fever-outbreak/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak ... Lassa fever is endemic to several West African countries. Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone have all reported cases in the past month. WHO is working with countries in the region ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: Lassa Fever Outbreak in Nigeria Sparks Local Health Concerns

News channel or source: https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/lassa-fever-outbreak-in-nigeria-sparks-local-health-concerns/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Sierra Leone. It was reported on February 11, 2018 that following the death of 31 people in Nigeria’s recent Lassa fever outbreak, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and Chief Executive Officers ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

News channel or source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/29/health/ebola-doctor-dies/index.html
Publication date: uesday 29 July 2014

"What a hero. What a loss." A University of Sierra Leone graduate, Khan worked for that African country's Ministry of Health and Sanitation, including as head of the Lassa fever program at Kenema Government Hospital, according to the Viral Hemorrhagic ...

News Sierra Leone » Health: Sierra Leone: UK Aid Opens Refurbished Hospital Laboratory in Sierra Leone

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201711030491.html
Publication date: hursday 02 November 2017

London — UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola. Today the UK Government and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS ...