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Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting

Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting

November 12, 2014 0

FREETOWN/DAKAR 12 November 2014 (IRIN) - Critical gaps in "behind-the-scenes" infrastructure are hampering Ebola response times and containment efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, aid agencies and health workers say. >

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Overcoming Ebola stigma takes time

Overcoming Ebola stigma takes time

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 31, 2014 0

FREETOWN/MONROVIA/DAKAR 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus. While some have been welcomed back into

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Ebola hits West Africa food security

Ebola hits West Africa food security

October 20, 2014 0

KENEMA/FREETOWN/DAKAR 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable

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Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality

Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2014 0

MONROVIA/FREETOWN/KENEMA 08 October 2014 (IRIN) - Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from

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Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

Agencies fighting Ebola reach “breaking point”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 31, 2014 0

KENEMA/KAILAHUN/FREETOWN/MONROVIA 31 July 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of trained health workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who can treat Ebola victims and prevent further spread of the deadly disease is hampering

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New Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

New Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

June 13, 2014 0

NAIROBI 13 June 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its

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Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2014 0

NAIROBI 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its

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Fighting gender-based violence in Sierra Leone

Fighting gender-based violence in Sierra Leone

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2013 0

FREETOWN 06 November 2013 (IRIN) - The September prosecution of Sierra Leone’s former Deputy Education Minister Mahmoud Tarawally on rape charges made headlines and highlighted the prevalence of sexual violence in the country.

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Sierra Leone’s polio disabled battle adversity

Sierra Leone’s polio disabled battle adversity

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 2, 2013 0

FREETOWN 02 September 2013 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone's civil war famously left tens of thousands maimed, including many whose limbs were amputated. But while war victims received some help, those with other disabilities

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Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

Sierra Leone braces for cholera season

June 12, 2013 0

FREETOWN 12 June 2013 (IRIN) - As the fleeting storms of May give way to the persistent downpours of June, the National Cholera Taskforce in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is working to prevent a

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