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Cordinator NERC

Thousands of well-meaning Sierra Leoneans have started questioning the transparency and accountability of foreign medical professionals and international organizations as regards funds provided by the international community to finance Ebola-containment efforts in Sierra Leone as well as to help communities cope with the socio-economic impact of the crisis and rebuild and strengthen essential health services.

Author: 
SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER
Rtd. Paolo Conteh

At the initial stage of the Ebola outbreak in the country there was a lot of denial of its existence until the disease took its toll on doctors and nurses across the country before people realized the reality of the disease.

Author: 
Mohamed Jamiru
Rtd. Paolo Conteh

As the deadly Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) continues to sweep across the entire country killing over 1200 Sierra Leoneans, the country reported has reported 1,418 infected cases in 21 days in November, 2014.

The rapid increase of new Ebola cases in the country, according to the Chief Executive Officer of NERC, Retired Major Alfred Paolo Conteh, was due to the visitation of the President to various parts of the country.

“The people are coming out due to the intervention of President Koroma in the provinces,” the CEO is quoted as saying.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr

Like the eleven years brutal rebel war that orphaned hundreds of thousands of Sierra Leonean children, the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) has also taken its toll on hundreds of parents who have left their children as orphans. Based on past experiences, many Sierra Leoneans have raised concern over the welfare of children who have lost their parents to the deadly disease especially during the post-Ebola period.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

Like the eleven years brutal rebel war that orphaned hundreds of thousands of Sierra Leonean children, the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) has also taken its toll on hundreds of parents who have left their children as orphans. Based on past experiences, many Sierra Leoneans have raised concern over the welfare of children who have lost their parents to the deadly disease especially during the post-Ebola period.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has launched a confidence building campaign with the Sierra Leone Junior Doctors Association in the fight to contain the Ebola virus disease.

Author: 
SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER

Member of Parliament (MP) for Constituency 102, Hon. Alie Kaloko, has engaged forty-five (45) tribal heads in the fight against the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in that constituency.

Addressing a mammoth gathering at his Ferry Junction office, Hon. Alie Kaloko stressed that the fight against the dreadful disease requires social mobilization, noting that the fight should not be underestimated but to be treated with all seriousness.

Author: 
Festus Justus Margai Jnr

Though the Government of Sierra Leone and the world community have made tremendous efforts to contain the spread of the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), there has been no improvement in the fight against the menacing virus. The situation seems to be getting out of hand with reports of new Ebola cases increasing every day especially in the Northern Region and the Western Area.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr
Dr Salia, seen here in 2013, had been working in Freetown in Sierra Leone

A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announced.

Martin Salia, who has US residency and is married to an American, arrived for treatment in the state on Saturday.

But on Monday morning the Nebraska Medical Center said the 44-year-old had died. He was the second person to die from the virus in the US.

More than 5,000 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak - almost all of them in West Africa.

Author: 
BBC
PRESIDENT KOROMA

Despite the world community, organizations and individuals are in diverse ways assisting the Government of Sierra Leone in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the rising cases in the country are very alarming. Recent figures of new Ebola cases have shown that while Liberia and Guinea have improved in containing the virus, Sierra Leone’s case is deteriorating with alarming increase of new cases on a daily basis.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

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