The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that Diabetes in Sierra Leone – estimated at 65,000 sufferers in 2000 – will have almost trebled by 2030. Suffering from such diseases is much more of a problem in Africa because people don’t know about the disease, diagnosis is more difficult, and even when diagnosed, patients often can’t afford the medication.
The University of Makeni’s new Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory officially opens today. UNIMAK Scientists Raoul Emeric and Umaru Jah have already provided essential genetic sequencing support to allow the characterisation of the recently identified Ebola case in north Sierra Leone. The team of local scientists employed by UNIMAK, have been able to obtain the Ebola virus sequence
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As the end of the year approaches, we look back, rejoice and thank God for the wonderful response that Sierra Leone people have received. We are truly grateful for the generosity that we have experienced from you all, right from the beginning of the Ebola crisis to the end and beyond. … Read more...
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.
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