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Sierra Leone: Trust Lies At the Heart of Making Economic Recovery More Equitable for Sierra Leone After Ebola

Published August 19, 2015 by godshope1971

As the number of new ebola cases decreases in Sierra Leone, the west African country can now start looking to the future.

The ebola crisis, which started in March 2014, saw more than 13,000 people infected and left almost 4000 dead in the country. Trade became difficult, household costs rose sharply and many jobs were lost. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Sierra Leone: Ends Ebola quarantine for 500 villagers

Published August 19, 2015 by godshope1971

Sierra Leone has ended an Ebola lockdown in the northern village of Massessbe that had kept more than 500 residents in quarantine, as President Ernest Bai Koroma said only two people were still being treated for the virus nationwide.

Koroma himself on Friday cut the yellow ribbon that had ringed the village in the northern district of Tonkolili to mark the completion of the standard 21-day quarantine period, a State House release said. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Sierra Leone: Lifts last major Ebola quarantine

Published August 17, 2015 by godshope1971

Massessebeh – Sierra Leone lifted its last major Ebola quarantine on Friday as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus.

The more than 500 residents of the northern village of Massessebeh gathered in the streets, singing and waving palm branches, after Koroma cut a piece of tape used as a cordon. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Sierra Leone: UNDP, Red Cross to Help Reintegrate Ebola Volunteers

Published August 17, 2015 by godshope1971

UNDP and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have kick-started a 12 month project to reintegrate volunteer workers who have been on the front line fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

The project will receive US$ 1.9 million, initially to help 800 first responders with vocational training and reintegrating them back into their communities. Many worked in the Safe and Dignified Burial Teams that were instrumental in halting the spread of Ebola but have since faced stigmatisation and endured huge psychological stress. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Sierra Leone: Lifts last major Ebola quarantine as cases recede

Published August 17, 2015 by godshope1971

MASSESSEBEH, Sierra Leone, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Sierra Leone lifted its last major Ebola quarantine on Friday as President Ernest Bai Koroma expressed confidence that the country would soon be free of the virus.

The more than 500 residents of the northern village of Massessebeh gathered in the streets, singing and waving palm branches, after Koroma cut a piece of tape used as a cordon. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»