Sierra Leone

Women Are Being Failed in the Global Fight Against Ebola

Gavin Shuker | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Shuker

Sadly, this is a cultural issue, not a medical one. Women's inferior status is brutally manifested in visibly higher infection rates, and analysts warn the knock-on effects of this deadly virus will also hit female family members hardest.

An Innovative Delevopment For Education in Sierra Leone

Becky Hopper | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

I for one, am particularly proud of what my friend has achieved and very excited about what it will mean for the children of Sierra Leone. Sam's work is a vital addition to all of the hard work already going on within the country to provide the next generation with the education they have a right to.

Unsung Heroes on the Ebola Frontline

Dr Catherine McGowan | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Dr Catherine McGowan

For every one doctor and three nurses working at an Ebola treatment unit there are approximately 26 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) staff... The next time you read an interview with an international doctor or nurse newly returned from their deployment and recounting desperately sad, and now too familiar, stories about the struggle and the suffering please give some thought to the many WASH staff who remain.

Ebola Case Confirmed In Glasgow

PA | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

A female healthcare worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is in a stable condition in hospital in Glasgow. The pa...

When Ebola Hits Home

Adama Juldeh Munu | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Adama Juldeh Munu

I came across the story of a Sierra Leonean 8 year old boy whose father had died, most likely from Ebola, who called the national hotline in early November, and presumably is now the head of the household, overseeing five younger siblings.

Why We Share the Queen's Concerns About Malaria

James Whiting | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
James Whiting

As African leaders and our own Head of State rightly warn, we should not distract our attention and efforts from also fighting the one disease that has killed more children than any other in history (and a child every minute), malaria.

The Hidden Impacts of Ebola

Bella Mosselmans | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bella Mosselmans

It is vitally important that Ebola in West Africa and its hidden impacts receive the attention they need.

Ebola: What Can I Do to Help?

Nick Brewer | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Nick Brewer

I can't bring about a cure to Ebola. I don't have much to offer. I'm not a doctor. I'm not a millionaire. But I don't have to just stand by and watch. I could give from what I have. I'd encourage you to think, what do you have to give?

Why Raising Money for Ebola Is an Issue We Must Address Now

One Young World | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
One Young World

I am personally asking OYW delegates, Counsellors, community members, and the public to spread the word and support charities such as International Medical Corps and others fighting the deadly Ebola virus. Please share your support for the two causes I am driving...

Sierra Leone Student Refused Accommodation In UK Over Ebola Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone who moved to the UK to study was refused accommodation over fears he might be carrying the deadly disease. ...

British Man Who Died In Macedonia Did Not Have Ebola

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Macedonian health authorities say test results show a British man who died in the country with symptoms similar to Ebola was not infected by the virus...

Jessica Elgot

9 Ebola Myths That Could Dramatically Affect How We Can Stop It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola is a highly-infectious, extremely painful disease with a high death rate. But you probably won't get it. If you look at the man or woman sat nex...

Ebola Symptoms Are Pretty Hard To Miss...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Do I have Ebola? The likely answer is NO. Ebola's brutal symptoms mean the disease, which is killing hundreds of people in west Africa in its worst ev...

Britain Dismisses Call For Screening As Ebola Pressure Mounts

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet Pressure is mounting on the government to enact tough screening measures at UK ai...

Minister Calls For Ebola Airport Screening As NHS Put On Alert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet Senior Home Office politicians have called for a crackdown at British airports to...

First Person In Europe Tests Positive For Ebola

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet In the first known transmission of the current outbreak of Ebola outside West Afr...

Scientists Have Given A Terrifying Warning About Ebola Reaching UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet Ebola has a 50% chance of reaching the UK within three weeks, new research has su...

Tackling the 'Pandemic' of Sexual Harassment in Sierra Leone's Universities

Julie Tomlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

"It's now time for there to be an official place to say if you have this problem, you can come here," says Thorpe. "We will be able to challenge the powers that be, no matter who you are, be you a lecturer, be you a president, we'll be able to take you to task. Once we begin to name and shame people, that would be an achievement."

Ebola Has Exposed Pre-Existing Fault Lines in the Health System, Economy and Governance of Sierra Leone

Herbert M’cleod | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Herbert M’cleod

Pledges made in London this Thursday should therefore allow for innovative approaches to address these market failures even though they are largely private sector issues. They must address both the immediate Ebola containment problems and the accompanying economic consequences.

'Surviving Ebola'

Shaunagh Connaire | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Shaunagh Connaire

As I was leaving Sierra Leone, the president declared a public health emergency. He'd finally acknowledged that his country was in crisis. Now we're six months into the outbreak and the CDC are predicting as many as 500,000 Ebola cases by the end of January. What was very much an avoidable epidemic may now become endemic in a part of the world already crippled by poverty.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

The Ebola Fight Has Now Come To This...

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK

Striking pictures have captured deserted streets and markets as an entire nation was put under lockdown in an attempt to halt the march of the deadly ...

Britain Begins Ebola Vaccine Tests As West Africa Braces For Even More Deaths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Britain's largest drug company is to begin trails of an experimental Ebola vaccine, as a top public health official warned the crisis in west Africa i...

British Man Infected With Ebola Wanted To 'Make A Difference' In Fighting Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

The British man diagnosed with Ebola said he wanted to "make a difference" by working with those infected with the potentially fatal disease and said ...

Britain's First Ebola Victim Is Flown Home In Hi-Tech Quarantine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

A volunteer nurse, thought to be a man in his 20s, working on the frontline on the fight against Ebola, has landed back in Britain for treatment in a ...