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Saturday 7 November 2015

SIERRA LEONE DECLARED EBOLA-FREE BUT EFFORTS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE CHILDREN MUST BE STEPPED UP

Save the Children welcomes the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but warns that the deadly epidemic has had a devastating long-term impact on vulnerable children.

The unprecedented outbreak in West Africa was the worst in recorded history with more than 11,313 deaths in total across West Africa, including 3,955 in Sierra Leone.

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Thursday 9 July 2015

The world has an obligation to support the recovery of Ebola affected countries

With the opening today of the International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York, the NGO Save the Children urges the international community to support Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea mobilizing the resources they need to finance their recovery plans. 

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Friday 26 June 2015

Nigeria: Humanitarian crisis

 An account by Ben Foot, Nigeria Country Director, Save the Children

Every night after dinner Musa’s father would tell jokes to his seven children, leaving them in fits of laughter as they readied for bed.

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Children report increased exploitation, teenage pregnancies in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone

Children across Sierra Leone report that exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic, resulting in rising cases of teenage pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by three leading aid agencies.

Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International, with the support of UNICEF, recently consulted over 1,100 girls and boys aged 7 to 18 from nine districts about the impact of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,500 people in Sierra Leone.

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Thursday 4 June 2015

ThoughtWorks and Save the Children develop innovative electronic medical record system for highly infectious medical outbreaks

 

ThoughtWorks, in partnership with Save the Children, has developed an open-source and adaptable electronic medical record (EMR) system to facilitate the rapid collection of high-quality patient data under stressful and potentially dangerous conditions, thereby replacing often dangerous paper-based systems.

 

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