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U.S. Ambassador Visits School of Midwifery in Makeni

The Ambassador was joined by Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Minister of Health, and was welcomed by the Head of the School, Ms. Francess Fornah

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, announced the opening of a new skills lab, library and computer lab at the School of Midwifery (SOMM) in Makeni. The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (www.HRSA.gov) with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) carried out…

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U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Personal Protective Equipment to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF)

With this donation, the RSLAF will be better equipped to safely respond to infectious disease outbreaks including Ebola virus

On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, handed over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth over US$ 165,000 to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, 34 Military Hospital. The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), in collaboration with the…

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U.S. Embassy welcomes members of Bloomington, Indiana Fire Department for exchange program

The exercise was designed to demonstrate vital rescue skills and the possible difficulties encountered in road accident emergency situations

U.S. Embassy Freetown welcomed a group of four firefighters from Bloomington, Indiana as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) reciprocal exchange program. The trip was designed and implemented by Sierra Leone Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Eastina Taylor, who works for BBC Media Action. The firefighters spent one week…

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Sierra Leone: United States Embassy congratulates First Cohort of Intermediate Disease Detectives

These strategies assist in developing the public health workforce in Sierra Leone to improve epidemiologic capacity to evaluate and strengthen public health surveillance systems

On Friday, July 27, Charge d’Affaires Tomekah L. Burl attended the graduation ceremony of the first cohort of the Intermediate level of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). The FETP—run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health and…

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Sierra Leone: New Lab at Midwifery School Commissioned

The donation is part of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) initiative, a five year grant of $9.5M

The U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E Brewer, has commissioned a new Library and Skills Laboratory at the National School of Midwifery in Freetown. The donation is part of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) initiative, a five year grant of $9.5M, which is made available through the…

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Sierra Leone: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Supports Government to Launch National Ebola Database

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its partners to develop the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to diseases affecting Sierra Leoneans

With support from United States Government through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) and its partners have launched the Sierra Leone Ebola Database (SLED) Family Reunification program. The SLED program is based on information recorded during the Ebola epidemic by thousands…

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United States Department of Defense Transfers Excess Defense Articles to Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

The Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) has sought out equipment, such as field gear, combat boots and uniforms, computers, radios, tent sets, and industrial sewing machines, which will enhance the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces’ (RSLAF) operational effectiveness

On May 30, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Maria Brewer transferred U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Excess Defense Articles (EDA) to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). The Ambassador visited the Armed Forces Training Center (AFTC) at Benguema Barracks to welcome the RSLAF’s new recruits, present military equipment to distinguished…

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USAID Global Entrepreneurship Week Activities in Sierra Leone

Key events in country highlighted collaborations between Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs, government, international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and donors

As the year 2017 comes to an end, USAID Sierra Leone reflects on monumental initiatives and activities that continue to support Sierra Path’s to Sustainable Development through entrepreneurship and increased engagement with the private sector. The President of the United States declared this past November, National Entrepreneurship Month for Global…

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Ambassador Brewer visited U.S. government-supported projects

Ambassador Brewer visited U.S. government-supported projects, met with a cross-section of traditional leaders, and members of the district councils in Makeni and Kono

"I am the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone and not just to Freetown.” This was Ambassador Maria Brewer’s key message as she made her first visit outside of Freetown to Makeni and Kono respectively. For Ambassador Brewer, coming to Sierra Leone as an Ambassador felt like a homecoming after having…