Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

“I was among the first responders to the Ebola epidemic in 2014… when you are actively involved in managing infectious disease cases, you have to think about your friends, your family, and to keep them safe you have to undergo so much.” Dr Rashidata Fouad Kamara is an infectious disease specialist clinician from Sierra Leone. … Read more Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

Facing a medical emergency, nurses in Sierra Leone turn to Zoom

Doctors at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore spent their Easter Sundays training nurses in Sierra Leone on how to use ventilators. Read more: https://wapo.st/2VL8I82. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post … Read more Facing a medical emergency, nurses in Sierra Leone turn to Zoom

Freetown mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Ebola made us ‘attuned to the challenge’ of Covid-19

With Sierra Leone in the midsts of a three-day lockdown, Freetown mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr took time out to speak to France24. Social distancing does not work when you live seven to a room, 11 to a room, she says. What makes sense is to focus on the hands: wash your hands regularly. If you can’t … Read more Freetown mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Ebola made us ‘attuned to the challenge’ of Covid-19

Bryony Gordon’s Mad World: Katy and Natalie

Subscribe to Mad World for free: https://www.playpodca.st/madworld Infection prevention nurse Natalie Mounter and mental health nurse Katy Lowe know what it’s like to face a pandemic. In the first episode of this brand new mini-series of Mad World, they tell Bryony Gordon how working in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak taught them the … Read more Bryony Gordon’s Mad World: Katy and Natalie

A Hard Road from Home: Music and Fashion | Al Jazeera World

“Refugees are always connected. Once you become a refugee … it’s like the energy just pull you guys together.” – Emmanuel Jal, musician Four people – refugees from Sudan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe – took very different, unpredictable paths away from conflict or political persecution in their home countries. But they all have something … Read more A Hard Road from Home: Music and Fashion | Al Jazeera World

Music: Paps “Freetown Girls” – the Sound of Salone

The latest single from Freetown hip hop artist, Paps, is out this month with the cheekiest B-side you’ll ever come across. “Freetown Girls”, the catchy and upbeat dancehall flavoured A-side is partnered by the frenetic and funny “Banana Them Want”. Freetown Girls is a great track for fans of Black & Yellow by Wiz Khalifa … Read more Music: Paps “Freetown Girls” – the Sound of Salone

Côte d’Ivoire: African Leaders Fail to Persuade Laurent Gbagbo to Step Down

A delegation of four African leaders, including Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and Presidents Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone), Pedro Pires (Cape Verde) and Alpha Conde (Guinnea) have failed to persuade incumbent president of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, to step down. Gbagbo has refused to relinquish power in the Ivory Coast, despite losing elections in … Read more Côte d’Ivoire: African Leaders Fail to Persuade Laurent Gbagbo to Step Down