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Our Correspondent Mercy Mwaura writes:
Schools are now back on and all is going well. The usual busy sounds can be heard filling the school grounds. There?s a feeling of things are back to normal and we?re almost forgetting the endless days of uncertainty that had gripped the country during the worst days of Ebola. But yesterday we were reminded that we still need to be vigilant when
Speaking at the UN Secretary General’s International Conference on Ebola Recovery in New York, Justine Greening announced the UK government’s new two year package to support the government of Sierra Leone in its plan to recover from the outbreak.
[Update on Ebola situation in Sierra Leone ? extract from Sierra
Over 120 people supported a charity concert given by the Sheffield Folk Chorale conducted by Graham Pratt on 6th June. They enjoyed listening to a varied programme of traditional and modern folk songs in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, Sheffield. The trustees are very grateful that Graham and the
News from medicalxpress.com
A team of British scientists, part of the international effort to curb further spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has released its first dataset of the virus? genetic structure online. The dataset will allow the global scientific community to monitor the pathogen?s evolution in real-time and conduct research that can lead to more effective strategies against
Ian Goodfellow, a Cambridge University Professor of Virology, runs the specially constructed (ebola) virus analytical laboratory in Makeni, (see here). Alongside their vital work he and his team are keen to share their enthusiasm for science with students in the local schools. Dr Sarah Caddy prepared
On 6th May President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma officially signalled the recommencement of Tonkolili Iron Ore operations by Shandong Iron and Steel Group which now has 100% ownership of the mines. [Tonkolili is situated 50km south-east of Makeni].
Describing the recommencement of mining operations by Shandong as a positive turning point in the country?s quest for economic development, President
Encouraged by the promising news that no new cases of Ebola were confirmed in the Bombali District, which includes Makeni, during the whole of April, we’re looking forward to our next fundraising event on Saturday 6th June, a concert given by the very popular Sheffield Folk Chorale.
Since 2001 the Sheffield Folk Chorale has raised over £16,000 for charities ? mainly local.