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Port Loko is one of the leading districts in terms of Ebola related cases in Sierra Leone. The virus has not only claimed a huge number of lives, but has also continued to spread in new and virgin grounds in the district. Most of the descendants of Port Loko District have been dispirited by the continuous spread of the virus. The politicians and other well-meaning groups have conducted many  sensitisation campaigns to help people know that Ebola is not only a real killer disease, but that it is also already in the country with the potential to ravage the entire nation.

Author: 
Hassan Bruz

The ravaging scourge of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) decimated Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia at such an unprecedented rate, lives lost to an unknown , unseen enemy in battles poor communities and even literate enclaves could not fathom.  This was a slaughter of horrendous proportions yet the World stood still, perplexed in the veracity of the virus. Mankind was overwhelmed  and not even a distraction of its own protuberance could will this danger to be assessed. Moved by its ferociousness, the World community closed ranks against some of the poorest communities in West Africa.

Author: 
Titus Boye-Thompson

Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Chiekh Ahmed, recently visited an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Magbenteh, Northern Sierra Leone.

Ould Chiekh Ahmed inspected facilities at the 100-bed centre, which is said to have one of the highest survival rates in the country.

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UN FAMILY

Health workers at the Pujehun District Hospital are vehemently opposed to payment of their incentives through mobile networks operating in the country.
Despite walking around holding their heads up high after the Southern district became the first in the country to go beyond 42 consecutive days without registering a confirmed Ebola case, the workers claim they are yet to receive their December incentives.

Author: 
Ahmed Sahid Nasralla
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah

Youths in Serabu Town in the Bumpe Gao Chiefdom, Bo District, are reported to have washed their hands off the Ebola fight in their town as they are said to be aggrieved over the unfair distribution of the Ebola money recently handed over to Paramount Chief Kposowa by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Mr. Ibrahim Hadiru Kaloko.

According to the Vice Chairman of the youths, Peter Koroma, who teaches at the Roman Catholic Girls Primary School, the entire Serabu Town received only eighty thousand Leones for the mounting of Ebola checkpoints and other anti-Ebola activities.

Author: 
Joseph Milton Lebbie

Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone's president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March.

President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his West African country — one of three hardest hit by the outbreak — would be Ebola-free by World Health Organization standards by May. Koroma made this pronouncement during town hall meetings this week in the northern Districts of Port Loko, Tonkolili, and Bombali.

Author: 
STATE HOUSE

~~Fellow Sierra Leoneans
The New Year is a moment for resolutions, and today I call on all Sierra Leoneans to strengthen our individual and collective resolve to defeat Ebola. I firmly believe a resolution by each and every Sierra Leonean to act to end Ebola will see this virus defeated very soon in our beloved nation.

Author: 
STATE HOUSE
Rtd. Paolo Conteh

~~President Ernest Bai Koroma in his nationwide address last Wednesday launched “Operation Western Area Surge” which forms part of the robust measures to intensify efforts to remove the sick from communities for early treatment if infected with the deadly disease and increase their chances of survival.

Author: 
Mohamed Jamiru
Rtd. Paolo Conteh

~~President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma last week Wednesday declared “Operation Western Area Surge” to curb the high rate of Ebola infections in the Western Area, which success would be largely dependent on the increased positioning of case management logistics including holding and treatment centres to accommodate the growing number of people infected with the virus.

Author: 
Thomas Vandi Gbow
Rtd. Paolo Conteh

~~President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma last week Wednesday declared “Operation Western Area Surge” to curb the high rate of Ebola infections in the Western Area, which success would be largely dependent on the increased positioning of case management logistics including holding and treatment centres to accommodate the growing number of people infected with the virus.

Author: 
Thomas Vandi Gbow

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