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WHO EMPLOYEE INFECTED BY EBOLA TO BE FLOWN TO GERMANY 

AUGUST 27, 2014 An employee of the World Health Organization (WHO) who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the German city of Hamburg for…

Deflosacs Limited Boosts Ebola Fight

Deflosacs Limited Boosts Ebola Fight

AUGUST 27, 2014 President Koroma on the 26th August, 2014 received donations of food items and other necessaries from members of Deflosacs Limited as part of their…

To prevent spread of Ebola…

To prevent spread of Ebola…

Prisons Department restricts visits to detention facilities AUGUST 26, 2014 By Ibrahim Tarawallie Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Prisons Department has disclosed that as a…

Nigerian community provides foodstuff to quarantined Nigerians in Kenema

Nigerian community provides foodstuff to quarantined Nigerians in Kenema

AUGUST 26, 2014 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma   As a demonstration of their concern and care for their quarantined nationals in Kenema and Bo, the Nigerian Community…

Frequenting & obstruction…

Frequenting & obstruction…

6 await jail sentence AUGUST 26, 2014 By Patrick J. Kamara   Six accused persons yesterday pleaded guilty to the offence of frequenting and obstruction of police…

China-based S/Leonean artist supports Ebola fight with over Le100m

China-based S/Leonean artist supports Ebola fight with over Le100m

By John Baimba Sesay in Beijing   Sierra Leonean-born China-based artist, philanthropist and Presidential Gold Medalist, Mariatu (Maliya) Kargbo, is supporting the fight against the dreadful Ebola…

In Geneva: the world unites against Ebola

In Geneva: the world unites against Ebola

AUGUST 26, 2014 By Murtala Mohamed Kamara in Geneva Young leaders attending the Global Shapers Annual Curators meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, have called on world leaders to give…

Airlines ban poses difficulty in Ebola fight

Airlines ban poses difficulty in Ebola fight

...UN Ebola Coordinator AUGUST 26, 2014 By Mohamed Massaquoi Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola has said that one of the stalemates in fighting the pandemic…

WHO Country Representative replaced By Mohamed Massaquoi Dr. Mufunda, Jacob World Health Organization, (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone a week after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his disappointment during his visits to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the WHO Country Office at Cantonment Road, Off King Harman Road, Brookfields. However WHO Information Officer, Joy Ribatta in an exclusive interview with Concord Times said the replacement of Dr. Mufunda, Jacob is part of WHO policy to rotate it staff from one country to another for efficiency in their work. She said for the past months since the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Jacob has been working hard to meet WHO standards in respond to the outbreak nothing that her organization is committed to the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and the entire West Africa Sub-region. She said Jacob has worked tirelessly since the outbreak and it is necessarily for him to have a break for other personnel to take the leadership of the country office. “A high powered delegation from WHO and United Nations Headquarters will be in the country to meet with stakeholders including government officials on Monday to discuss, the UN agencies responds to the outbreak, with specific reference to the role of WHO over the past three months” she said. Impeccable sources within State House revealed that Jacob has not been giving the necessarily advise to the government of Sierra Leone in dealing with the Ebola outbreak. “It is good that the president was very strong in his statement during his visit to the WHO chief. Our international partners should treat us will all the seriousness we deserve,” our source stated. But President Koroma has early registered his utter dismay over the slow pace of the International Community in response to his clarion call to support the fight against Ebola outbreak since May, 2014. “I am disappointed at the international community in their delay in responding towards the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone,” the President said. “We have not been provided with enough equipment, resources, qualified health officers, and we have lost the only expert we had in the country to the disease amidst the declaration of the international health emergency on Ebola.” He disclosed that he had had discussions with the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon and the U.N. Chief promised to be in touch with the Director General of the WHO to address the situation. “I think we have made an appeal to the international community and we have taken the measures that we should take, but we still do not have much response and I am disappointed at them over the delays to respond to the situation,” he maintained.

WHO Country Representative replaced By Mohamed Massaquoi   Dr.  Mufunda, Jacob World Health Organization, (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone a week after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his disappointment during his visits to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the WHO Country Office at Cantonment Road, Off King Harman Road, Brookfields.  However WHO Information Officer, Joy Ribatta in an exclusive interview with Concord Times said the replacement of  Dr.   Mufunda, Jacob is part of WHO policy to rotate it staff from one country to another for efficiency in their work. She said for the past months since the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Jacob has been working hard to meet WHO standards in respond to the outbreak nothing that her organization is committed to the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and the entire West Africa Sub-region. She said Jacob has worked tirelessly since the outbreak and it is necessarily for him to have a break for other personnel to take the leadership of the country office. “A high powered delegation from WHO and United Nations Headquarters  will be in the country  to meet with stakeholders including government officials on Monday to discuss, the UN agencies responds to the outbreak, with specific reference to the role of WHO over the past three months” she said. Impeccable sources within State House revealed that Jacob has not been giving the necessarily advise to the government of Sierra Leone in dealing with the Ebola outbreak. “It is good that the president was very strong in his statement during his visit to the WHO chief. Our international partners should treat us will all the seriousness we deserve,” our source stated.   But President Koroma has early registered his utter dismay over the slow pace of the International Community in response to his clarion call to support the fight against Ebola outbreak since May, 2014. “I am disappointed at the international community in their delay in responding towards the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone,” the President said. “We have not been provided with enough equipment, resources, qualified health officers, and we have lost the only expert we had in the country to the disease amidst the declaration of the international health emergency on Ebola.” He disclosed that he had had discussions with the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon and the U.N. Chief promised to be in touch with the Director General of the WHO to address the situation. “I think we have made an appeal to the international community and we have taken the measures that we should take, but we still do not have much response and I am disappointed at them over the delays to respond to the situation,” he maintained.

AUGUST 25, 2014 By Mohamed Massaquoi World Health Organization, (WHO) Country Representative has been withdrawn from Sierra Leone aweek after President Ernest Bai Koroma openly expressed his…

At Court Martial

At Court Martial