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2014-10-16 12:30:17

Partnership is part of comprehensive #TackleEbola relief campaign to stop the spread of Ebola SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced a partnership with BBC Media Action, the BBC's international development organization, to improve communication and public awareness about the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The partnership will support local media, health officials and humanitarian agencies with emergency response or 'lifeline' communication training...

2014-10-14 08:31:34

Epidemic Could Have Been Stopped For $100 Million CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The African American diaspora group thepowerof1trillion.com warned African leaders and the world of the Ebola threat now engulfing the globe in 2013 (http://www.ireachcontent.com/<wbr />news-releases/100-billion-<wbr />initiative-targets-africa-<wbr />208623341.html). According to numerous media reports in outlets such as Panafricanvisions.com, Biztechafrica, and...

2014-10-09 04:20:49

- David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key responders and IRC Staff; pledges to extend IRC Ebola-focused operations this fall with new treatment center FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visiting the region today, International Rescue Committee (IRC) president and CEO David Miliband said that while the pledges of increased numbers of beds are important, the key to success in the battle against Ebola is...

2014-10-07 12:32:29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global community continues to mobilize in response to the intensifying Ebola epidemic, the significant impact of the outbreak on children is becoming more evident. According to UNICEF, thousands of children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to the disease, and some are facing stigma and rejection by extended family members not willing to care for them on account of fear. The epidemic has left approximately 3,700 children...

2014-09-18 08:28:23

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies - thanks to private donations. McKesson, the largest healthcare services company in the United States, through its affiliate McKesson Medical-Surgical donated four million pairs of latex gloves - enough to meet the entire country of Sierra...

2014-09-18 00:21:02

As UNSC Convenes for Emergency Meeting in New York, International Community Must Do More to Prevent Health Catastrophe FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the UN Security Council meets today for only the second time in history to address a world health emergency, the Ebola crisis continues to devastate communities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Without concerted and immediate international action to tackle this crisis, the outbreak could see these countries' hard-fought...

2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...

2014-08-14 12:25:20

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info West Africa was a region of war-torn countries and broken states, and highly dependent on international aid. Peace efforts and political stabilisation have led to economic growth and regional integration, but terrorist groups and organised crime networks still present major challenges, writes Professor Dr Jaime Pinto in World Review [http://www.worldreview.info ]. However, West...

2014-04-25 08:26:47

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today on World Malaria Day, Imagine No Malaria moved forward with plans to distribute nearly 400,000 life-saving insecticide-treated bed nets in the Bo District of Sierra Leone on June 5, 2014. Trained volunteers will be distributing nets door-to-door, as well as educating people how to use and maintain them properly. The distribution in Bo is in conjunction with the Sierra Leone national plan to distribute more than three million...

'Unprecedented' Ebola Outbreak Sweeping Across Parts Of West Africa
2014-04-01 10:23:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An “unprecedented” outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) has spread throughout Guinea and beyond with more than a hundred patients confirmed to have the highly-infectious and equally as deadly disease. The first reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) surfaced just over a week ago on March 23, after the Ministry of Health of Guinea reported to the UN health arm that the disease was rapidly spreading throughout the...


Latest Sierra Leone Reference Libraries

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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