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The mission of the WHO Sierra Leone Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Sierra Leone through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes. 


Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone

The emergence of Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa threatens regional and global public health security

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  • When Ebola came calling: how communities in Sierra Leone faced the challenge When Ebola first swept through Port Loko District, Sierra Leone the rash of sudden inexplicable deaths was so shocking local people explained it as "a witch plane crash."
  • Helping the Ebola survivors turn the page As the Ebola outbreak grows and spreads, a small but significant group of people is also growing - the Ebola survivors. Emerging shell-shocked from what one described as a "glimpse of hell", the survivors have not found life easy on the other side of the Ebola ward. Some in the community brand them as "witches" for surviving. For many, the faces they longed to see again while lying in the Ebola ward are no longer there. Husbands, wives, children, brothers,…
  • Cuban medical team heading for Sierra Leone 12 September 2014 -- Cuba is known the world over for its ability to train excellent doctors and nurses who can then go out to help other countries in need. And now it will send a medical team of 165 people to Sierra Leone to help in the frontline in the Ebola response efforts.
  • President Koroma attends meeting of the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre Freetown, 11 August 2014 – President Ernest Bai Koroma made his third visit to the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the WHO Country Office in Freetown today 11 August. The President last visited the Centre on Saturday 9 August. In today’s visit the President participated in the daily meeting where he received briefing by the Minister of Health and Sanitation Ms Miatta Kargbo and the EOC body on the decisions, required actions and measures agreed upon by the EOC members…
  • President Koroma makes second visit to the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre at the WHO Country Office Freetown, 9 August 2014 – The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, on Saturday, visited the Ebola Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at the WHO Country Office in Sierra Leone. This is the second visit of the President in 10 days. He made true his promise during his first visit on 31 July that he would be following up on the emergency response activities of the EOC. President Koroma enquired about various response structures including the treatment…