Sierra Rutile’s (SRL) HIV/AIDS workplace programme has the potential to set standards for public/private partnership in the delivery of healthcare, according to a study carried out by the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat in Sierra Leone and released on World AIDS Day (1 December).
As the first mining company in Sierra Leone to develop a workplace [...]
Everybody is invited to join in the Day of Prayer
On Sunday 24 November, Sierra Leone’s Religious Leaders, with support from UNICEF, will carry out a Day of Prayer at the National Stadium starting from 3:00 pm. The event is aimed at raising awareness on violence against children. The Ministry of Social Welfare Gender [...]
By Dominic JJ Tucker (J-TELLL CRITIC)
The delegation from the Liberia Red Cross has returned back home after their study visit to the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society.
The delegation visited their Sierra Leonean counterpart to further build bilateral and multilateral collaboration with staff and volunteers in Sierra Leone.
The delegation includes the programmed [...]
By Thalif Deen
The United Nations has a longstanding tradition of commemorating political milestones – like the abolition of the slave trade – or sustaining day-long vigils on controversial issues such as a ban on nuclear tests.
The annual events have covered a wide range of political, social and economic issues on a [...]
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia :
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Port City of Jeddah on an official visit on Wednesday, 13th November, 2013.
On Thursday, Dr. Kaifala Marah who is also Sierra Leone’s Governor to the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) met with the [...]
By Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella
When I was a child in Sierra Leone, sometimes I studied by candlelight. When our mothers cook in the kitchen using fire wood or charcoal they carried us on their backs. Sometimes, we played around them in the kitchen, all of us inhaling the carcinogenic smoke. Decades later, [...]
Every year 260,000 children are being infected with HIV – most of them unknowingly by their own mother, during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.
This is completely preventable: If the mother receives the right treatment at the right time, we can almost certainly make sure that the baby is born HIV-negative.