Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan meets President of Sierra Leone

This visit is part of a tour conducted by His Excellency and his accompanying delegation to several countries in the African continent, aiming to strengthen the deep-rooted and close partnership between the UAE and the countries of Africa

His Excellency Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State, met with His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, in the capital, Freetown, where the two sides discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields of common interest. His…

Source: State House Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, First Lady Fatima Bio Join Family Members to Pay Last Respect to the Late Brother Mark Moses Oladipo Simeon Bio

Mr. Bio extended their gratitude to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio, for keeping their family together and for embracing every family member

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio and First Lady Fatima Bio have joined family members, well-wishers, and residents of Bonthe District to pay their last respects to the home calling of, the late Mr. Mark Moses Oladipo Simeon Bio, the elder brother of the President. The funeral mass at…

Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Entrenching person-centred life-stages care to advance the right to health in Sierra Leone

Government aims to accelerate progress towards its ambitious 2030 goal, which is that all people in Sierra Leone will have equitable access to quality and affordable health services without any undue financial hardship

Twenty-five-year-old Yainkain Sesay is expecting her first child. Before her first antenatal visit to King Harman Maternity and Child Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, she was anxious. “When I visited the hospital before I was pregnant, it was hard because I couldn't afford to pay for all the…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate Partners with African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy

Sierra Leone's confirmation as an official partner for African Energy Week demonstrates its dedication to bolstering investments in its hydrocarbon sector

Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate (PDSL) has confirmed its official partnership with African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy - scheduled for November 4–8, 2024. This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment in Sierra Leone’s energy sector, underscoring its commitment to forging global partnerships and showcasing its vast potential in the…

Source: State House Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Joins Colleague Heads of State at the Swearing-in Ceremony of Senegal’s President Bassirou Diomaye Faye

President Faye called for national cohesion and promised to unite the country among ethnic and religious bodies

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has joined more than fifteen African Heads of State and Government, other leaders to grace the swearing-in ceremony of His Excellency Bassirou Diomaye Faye, President of the Republic of Senegal. President of the Constitutional Council of Senegal, Mamadou Badio Camara, while leading the…

Source: State House Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Arrives Dakar Ahead of the Swearing-in Ceremony of Senegal’s President-elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye

The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday 2 April 2024 at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre and it is expected to be graced by more than fifteen heads of state from across Africa

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has arrived in Dakar to grace the swearing-in ceremony of His Excellency Bassirou Diomaye Faye, President-elect of the Republic of Senegal. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday 2 April 2024 at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre and it is expected to be graced by…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

New approach improves diagnosis and treatment of children with Tuberculosis (TB)

Undernourished children are at heightened risk of developing TB, and treatment decision algorithms are helping MSF more accurately diagnose young children in Sierra Leone

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health through the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program since 2020, with a focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children. MSF teams work in Makeni Hospital and in 12 directly observed therapy sites located…

Source: State House Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio to Deliver Annual Lecture at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania has a rich history of notable graduates and hosts some of the most prominent thinkers and leaders from Africa, including Nigeria’s first President

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio will today, Monday 25 March 2024, deliver the Third Annual Distinguished Lecture in African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, at 5:30 PM EDT (9:30 PM in Freetown). During the Distinguished Lecture with the theme: “Navigating The Future: Democracy, Progressive Politics and…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Sierra Leone Records Progress in Human Capital Development - But Requires Sustained Investments to Drive Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty

Maximizing Human Potential for Resilience and Inclusive Development, provides critical insights into the country's efforts to foster human capital development and economic growth

Sierra Leone has made commendable strides in improving human capital development with the government demonstrating a strong commitment to enhancing the well-being and productivity of its population through significant investments in health and education, according to a new World Bank report launched today in Freetown. The report also highlights the…

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Collaborative partnerships boost surgical care needs in West Africa, experts hear

Collaboration and strengthening surgical provisions are making a tangible difference in addressing the unmet surgical needs of citizens of Sierra Leone, but there is still much more to be done

Renowned surgeons and medical experts from across West Africa and beyond met in Freetown, Sierra Leone to propose ways of accelerating access to surgical care and education at the 64th Conference and Scientific Meeting of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).    The week-long event marks a significant milestone…