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Sierra Leone

See, Donald Trump, This Soldier Is Why We Welcome Immigrants

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

When Donald Trump threatens to make it much, much harder for people from war-torn countries to seek refuge and a new life in the United States, he mig...

The Seams Between

Betsy Small Campbell | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Betsy Small Campbell

My 18-year-old daughter is college-bound this week. It's my turn to get caught in the glaring lights of late adolescence -- the ones that illuminate the unfinished business of the previous generations.

How Bicycles Are Making Life Better For Africans

Darby Roach | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Darby Roach

Those of us living in developed countries often take good roads, affordable transportation and quick and easy access to vital services, for granted. But instead of being able to jump in your car and go where you want when you want, what if you had to walk those many miles to work, school and market each day?

Girls Expelled For Getting Pregnant During Ebola Crisis Back In School

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact

Girls from Sierra Leone who were impregnanted during the Ebola crisis, and consequently expelled, have been allowed back into the classroom. But advoc...

Ebola, Zika and the Weakness of the Global Health Regime

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

When it first began at the end of December 2013 in a rural village in Guinea, the Ebola virus had been restricted to a few neighboring villages. By Ma...

Poverty Linked To Thousands Of Young Pregnancies During Ebola Crisis

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home

During Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis, thousands of girls became pregnant, some as young as nine. Communities report that there were increases in rape ...

Five Ways Digital Payments Are Coming to the Rescue in Emergencies

Ruth Goodwin-Groen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Ruth Goodwin-Groen

The ability to make and receive payments electronically has emerged, in recent years, as a technology hero during natural disasters and health pandemics. At a time when more people than ever are affected by conflict and crisis, there is good news.

Liberia Suffers New Ebola Death Months After Outbreak Declared Over

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home

MONROVIA, April 1 (Reuters) - A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the virus and weeks afte...

2Pac and Africa

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

It is not uncommon for African Diaspora born artists to become popular in Africa. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Louis Armstrong, and Lord Kitchener are all examples of this. Tupac was yet another example of this

If You Plant Rice, You Get Rice

Betsy Small Campbell | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Betsy Small Campbell

Living in Sierra Leone gave me the awareness and adventure I was seeking. It also taught me a particularly chilling lesson: Any one of us can lose our humanity; especially children when they are made vulnerable.

A New African Super Girl Confronts Ebola

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.03.2017 | Good News
Georgianne Nienaber

Screen shot from "Ebola: In Praise of Prevention" It was less than a year ago that the Ebola virus took control of the 24 hour news cycle and the w...

The Orphans We Are Left With

Crystal Wells | Posted 03.01.2017 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When government health worker Brima Kamara arrived in Pate-Bana, a small town of some 2,000 souls in north-central Sierra Leone, it was eerily quiet, the sun-baked, red dirt streets empty.

Sierra Leonean Entrepreneurs are Simply Jaw-Droppingly Good

Memuna Forna | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Memuna Forna

I am from Sierra Leone, although a friend insists that by making my home in the UK I am insufficiently committed to creating change in a country that has bore the brunt of war, disease and decades of poverty.

Why 2016 Marks a Pivotal Year for Sierra Leone

Jo Anne Lyon | Posted 01.18.2017 | Religion
Jo Anne Lyon

By: Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church and Founder of World Hope International Sierra Leone has always held a special place ...

As WHO Declared Ebola Over, A Woman From Sierra Leone Tests Positive

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - At around the same time the World Health Organization was announcing on Thursday that the deadliest ever Eb...

Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Bring Their Stories To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.11.2016 | Home

In the middle of the devastating Ebola outbreak last year, one photographer set out to Sierra Leone and Liberia to help the disease's survivors tell t...

'What Ebola Taught Us About The Power Of Stories'

Ebola Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

In reporting an epidemic, narratives of life on the ground add impact and color to hard data on deaths and recovery rates. First-hand accounts of how ...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.26.2016 | Home

The worst outbreak of Ebola on record that killed thousands and caused global panic in 2014 was largely brought under control this year. Sierra Leone ...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

It's Time for Action on Universal Health Coverage

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Jim Yong Kim

We cannot afford to put off action any longer. Experts predict that within the next 30 years, we are likely to face a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish Flu, which could kill as many as 30 million people in 250 days -- and reduce global GDP by nearly five percent, or close to $4 trillion.

Unsound, Unjust and Unwise -- Banning Pregnant Girls From School in Sierra Leone

Chernor Bah | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Chernor Bah

It's now widely known that the government of Sierra Leone has instituted a ban on pregnant girls from taking exams and attending regular schools.

Sierra Leone Conquered Ebola And Celebrated The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.10.2015 | Home

What better way to celebrate overcoming a deadly disease than by dancing? A group of aid and media organizations working to eradicate Ebola from Sierr...

Embracing Open and Participatory 21st Century Government

President Ernest Bai Koroma | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
President Ernest Bai Koroma

pen government in Sierra Leone is already paying dividends. The use of open data, which enabled authorities to rapidly share outbreak and treatment information among medical professionals and the community, greatly enhanced the country's Ebola response.

A Shared Understanding: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project celebrates recent grantees whose work allows people to understand one another in new ways.

As Ebola Leaves West Africa, Why Are Resources Leaving Too?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Vishal Khetpal

Tremendous progress has been undoubtedly made in the fight against Ebola, but has the world done enough to address today's diseases endemic to the region, such as malaria, or tomorrow's next infectious contagion? I am not so sure.