UNDP Human Development Report 2015, Sierra Leone still among the lowest countries

Although the 2015 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Human Development Report acclaims that Sierra Leone is making significant progress in its human development index value, having risen from 0.268 in 1980 to 0.413 in 2014 - an increase of 50.0% - yet the country was still rated among the lowest developed category of countries - positioning it at 181 out of 188.

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is discharged from hospital after being treated for a third time over a complication linked to the disease

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  • Pauline Cafferkey was taken by an RAF Hercules to the Royal Free Hospital, London, for the third time on Tuesday.
  • Had been rushed to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital due to late complication from previous infection
  • Health worker was first infected in December 2014 while working in Sierra Leone but was discharged a month later
  • Royal Free Hospital conformed she was discharged by doctors and is not infectious to others after complication
  • For more of the latest news on the Ebola virus and nurse Pauline Cafferkey visit...

 

FOCUS 1000 receives Presidential Award

FOCUS 1000 receives Presidential Award
In recognition of OUR outstanding contribution to the Ebola response in Sierra Leone, His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 18th December Awarded Focus 1000 a Bronze Medal Award.

Upon receiving the Award on behalf of Focus 1000 at a special ceremony at State House, the Chief Executive Officer of Focus 1000 Mohammad Bailor Jalloh stated that ‘We are grateful to God Almighty who gave us the wisdom and direction to contribute to the eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in our country.
Working together with partners such as SMAC with funds from DFID, we were able to bring on board religious leaders, traditional healers and market women to mobilise communities across the country for social change.

“Without these networks, this award would not have been possible”.Mr. Jalloh said.

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