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The two-man delegation to the Extra Ordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, held in Accra, Ghana have returned home after the presentation of the status update on the Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak.

The two- man team include head of the delegation and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Dr. Samura Kamara, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah  joined by the Sierra Leone High commissioner to Ghana His Excellency Osman Foday Yansaneh.

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SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER

There have been a lot of news reports about the health risks of meat eating, but are they justified? Dr Michael Mosley has been investigating the truth behind the headlines for BBC Horizon.

I like eating meat, but what was once an innocent pleasure is now a guilty one.

If you believe the headlines, regularly indulging in a steak or a bacon sandwich raises your risk of heart disease and cancer.

The threat to health comes not from eating white meat, like chicken, but from red and processed meat.

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Dr Michael Mosley
Government Ministers (Joined by John Benjamin) in rapt attention

SIERRA LEONE PARLIAMENT

OAU Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown

 

PARLIAMENT RATIFIES STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY

Freetown, 7th August, 2014

The House of Parliament has today ratified the State of Public Emergency throughout Sierra Leone as declared by H E the President and published in the Sierra Leone Gazette on 31st July, 2014.

 

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Cyril Juxon Smith
(Workers of LEOCEM at the sanitization meeting)

Business Coalition against AIDS in Sierra Leone on Wednesday has engaged both causal and permanent workers of the LEOCEM Company at cline town on the prevention of Ebola.

Speaking during the sensitization meeting at LEOCEM factory, Cline town in Freetown, James King from the Health Education Department in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation underscored the importance of the Ebola prevention.

He said Ebola is real and one of the reason for it massive spread is disbelief.

Author: 
Komba Fillie

 “Staff at the ministry were happy that following a meeting, the minister and her two deputy ministers were seen smiling as they left the conference room which many of them described as a very good omen for the ministry,” words as said by staff of the Ministry of Health as published by the Sierra Leone News Hunter newspaper in reaction to a publication by the Spectator news revealing Minister Miatta Kargbo’s and her deputy Foday Sawi’s unsympathetic working relationship.

The Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Health has said Sierra Leone has 1,228 peripheral health units.

Jonathan Abass Kamara told journalists that the PHUs provide quality and affordable health service nationwide, but said some are owned by individuals and religious organisations.

The PHUs are designed to be the delivery point for primary healthcare in the country. The public health delivery system comprises three levels: community health centre, community health post and maternal and child health post, he said.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr.

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