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Ebola: House-to-house information campaign to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving information

An ambitious public information campaign aiming to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving messages on Ebola will takes place from 19 to 21 September in a bid to reduce the spread of … [Read More]

Second UNICEF/ World Bank Ebola Emergency Airlift to Sierra Leone

Second UNICEF/ World Bank Emergency Airlift: Rushing urgent Ebola supplies to Sierra Leone

UNICEF, with funds from the World Bank, has procured and facilitated the delivery of 100 metric tons of essential drugs and equipment worth over $ 1.7 million. The supplies are for the treatment of … [Read More]

A Community Health Worker (CHW) learns the signs and symptoms he would have to monitor in his role as a Contact Tracer.

UNFPA’s First Response to Ebola in Kailahun

 In May 2014, Sierra Leone detected its first case, ever, of Ebola and by end of July it had surpassed neighbouring Guinea for number of positive cases. In order to contain the outbreak in Kailahun … [Read More]

Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, Country Representative (right) signing the agreement with Sudipto Chowdhury, Airtel Managing Director.

UNFPA and Phone Companies fight Ebola

On Friday 13th June, 2014 UNFPA in a first time partnership with mobile phone companies Africell (SL) and Airtel (SL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of mobile phones, SIM … [Read More]

UNICEF rushes critical supplies to Sierra Leone to protect families and health workers.

Ebola outbreak: UNICEF rushes critical supplies to protect health workers and families

  5 September 2014 – A cargo plane of UNICEF medical supplies including protective equipment and essential medicine has just landed in Sierra Leone, part of the children's agency's … [Read More]

Market women join the fight against Ebola. They participate in Social Mobilization.

UNICEF – DFID Partnership: Social Mobilization and Child Protection during Ebola outbreak

UNICEF received a grant of £ 500,000 ($ 825,000) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to scale up Social Mobilization and Child Protection activities in the current Ebola … [Read More]

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