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A British-run facility to treat people with Ebola is opening in Sierra Leone.

The 92-bed site in Kerry Town will be run jointly by the Department for International Development (DfID) and charity Save the Children.

The centre is the first of six which are being constructed by the British government as part of the effort to stop the spread of the disease.

The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee says it has raised £13m for tackling Ebola, a week after its appeal launch.

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Creddit BBC

President Ernest Bai Koroma has remarked in Kenema that with the heightened international response to the fight against the EVD, his Government is no longer afraid of the epidemic.

Addressing people at the Kenema City Council Hall on 1st November, 2014, President Koroma reiterated that Ebola is a deadly and wicked virus that has no respect for human dignity no matter one’s capacity or status.

Author: 
Kamal M. Barrie in Kenema

The Government of Sierra Leone has announced the death of Dr. Godfrey George which sad even took place in the early hours of Monday 3rd November, 2014.

Dr. George was the District Medical Officer in Kambia District and his death makes him the fifth medical officer to have died of the Ebola scourge.

Twenty-one nurses are currently quarantined after the demise of the latter whose death was a shock to the Ministry of Health and the Government of Sierra Leone.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr
Wakeup Mr. President

The Medical Superintendent in the Secondary Healthcare Division at the Government Hospital in Kambia is reported to have died early Monday morning at the Ebola Treatment Centre at Hastings on the outskirts of Freetown. Dr. Godfrey A. G. George died three days after he was tested positive of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in Kambia. He is the fifth medical doctor to fall victim of the deadly epidemic after the country’s only virologist in Laser Fiver, Dr. Sheikh Umar Khan, Dr. Mustapha Cole, Dr. Olivette Buck and Dr. Sahr Jimmy Rogers.

Author: 
Thomas Vandi Gbow

Between 1st and 3rd of November, 2014, Sierra Leone alone had more than two hundred new Ebola cases and the Western Area and Northern Province in particular registered the highest number of those new cases. Kailahun and Kenema Districts where the outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) was first confirmed in May this year have made tremendous efforts to contain the virus which seems to be paying off.

Author: 
Cecil Cole Showers Jnr

The newly appointed Western Rural District Coordinator, Madam Zulai Hassan Cooper has vowed to do all within her powers to succeed in the on-going Ebola war that has ravaged our country in recent months.

Madam Zulai Hassan Cooper made the statement in an exclusive interview with this medium at the Ebola Command Centre, British Council in Freetown at the weekend.

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SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER

The Government may have changed its strategy towards containing the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by revisiting its initial plan and diversifying the implementation process but rather unfortunately, the rate at which new cases are sprouting up in the Western Area is very alarming.

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SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER

Many Sierra Leoneans are becoming very suspicious about the methods being used by our local health workers to diagnose the deadly Ebola Viral Disease (EVD). This suspicion was heightened in Makeni when the Chinese medical team helping with the fight against the epidemic reportedly discharged more than one hundred patients from the treatment centre for not having the virus. Prior to their intervention, the patients had been diagnosed with the virus and had been at the treatment centre until the Chinese medical team arrived in Sierra Leone a few weeks ago.

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SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER

Over 48 Ebola survivors and 73 Ebola orphans in Kenema have held a demonstration meeting at the Kenema Police Barracks.

They discussed in the meeting that there are several anomalies in the ongoing Ebola fight which they are not pleased with as the actual victims of the Ebola epidemic in the country.

Author: 
Kamal M. Barrie in Kenema

Madam Rugiatu Neneh Turay on behalf of the Amazonia Initiative Movement (AIM) and the German based Pfeffeminz Green Organization on 9th October, 2014, handed over Le10 million to the women’s organization, 50/50 Group, to undertake sensitization on the Ebola outbreak.

The ceremony took place at the YWCA Hall, Brookfields in Freetown.

Madam Neneh Turay handing over the money to the President of the 50-50 Group (L), Dr. Aisha Fofanah

The donation is part of the organization’s effort to contain the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone.

Author: 
Abdul R. Bedor Kamara

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