AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Jun 15th, 2015 - 14:36:03 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Sierra Leone News: Re-Emergence of Ebola Threatens Port Loko Vaccination
By Komba Fillie
Jun 15, 2015, 12:08
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Mr. Mohamed Sesay, the District Monitoring & Evaluation Officer of Ministry of Health and Sanitation for Port Loko district has said the re-surfacing Ebola virus disease in Port Loko has threatened an otherwise smooth success of ongoing Polio and Measles vaccination campaigns. Mr. Sesay said they have however made progress as a ministry in response to the campaign of polio and measles in the district.


The campaign is being funded by UNICEF, WHO and other development partners in the country.

 

Speaking to a monitoring team from UNICEF, the M & E officer underscored the importance of the campaign especially in the post Ebola recovery period. He said in Port Loko they are operating in 11 chiefdoms with so many challenges attached.

 

He said the campaign went on relatively successfully but lamented on challenges faced because of resurgence of the virus in recent weeks.

 

He said Ebola Virus re-surfacing back in the district has posed fear and serious threat to not only the current polio and measles vaccination process but also other health interventions.

 

He said fear of Ebola has restricted women not to take their children to the vaccination center in Port Loko. He said based on that, the necessary preventive measures are being put in place whilst at the same time tracing defaulters to encourage them to undertake the polio and measles vaccination.

 

He said transportation is also another issue which needs to be addressed for future interventions. He said for every campaign to be successful and create the yielded impact in both community and national level, there must be better transportation put in place.

 

He said most of their operational areas are hard to reach areas and that some place only motor bikes goes to those places.

 

He noted that despite the massive sensitization that was done in relation to the vaccination, people still need to be educated and well informed on the ongoing process.

 

In a related development, Nurse Abibatu Bangura at Mal Village in Maforki Chiefdom in the Port Loko District and Nurse Fatmata Silla of Romeni Kasseh Chiefdom in Port Loko District also expressed similar challenges at their respective community areas. According to the information from the various centers a good number of patients don’t come to hospital when they are sick.

 

They said this could have contributed to the increase in number of Ebola cases in the past and even be a cause for the new cases in the district.

 

They noted that for effective awareness raising and accepting whatever information in relation to health, the stakeholders at community levels should be involve.  By using their children, wife, chiefs and other close relatives to preach messages, the villagers will believe in the message and there will be a strong confidence.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
APC Minister Wants Answers From SLPP’s Maada Bio
Sierra Leone News : Minister of State Deputises Vice President Foh
Sierra Leone News : Diana Konomanyi Donates Basic Commodities to Muslims in Kono
EDITORIALS
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
Giving Ernest Bai Koroma What He Genuinely Deserves
FROM OUR TEAM
APOLOGY FOR DELAY IN WEBSITE NEWS UPDATES
Rogue Judiciary Catalysed Civil War - Sierra Leone Citizens
Sierra Leone News: Awareness Times Newspaper is back after Holiday Break
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
DECENTRALISATION SECRETARIAT – TURNING SIERRA LEONE’S WHEELS OF DEVELOPMENT
Pushing President Koroma’s Reform Agenda: Health And Sanitation Minister Launches Nppu Task Force
MOHAMED KING KOROMA……. A HUMBLE AND PROGRESSIVE SERVANT OF SIERRA LEONE
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone President’s Wife Denies being Infected by Ebola
Mr. Edward Babatunde Blyden Located: We Give God the Glory!
QUOTABLE QUOTE ON NEGATIVE SIERRA LEONE POLITICKING
FEATURES
Quotable Quote: Kamarainba on Dr. Sylvia Blyden
WHEN PRESIDENT KOROMA PROMISES HE DELIVERS-HEALTH MINISTER TELLS WATERLOO PEOPLE
Sierra Leone Politics: Emergency, SLPP, Sections 77(1)(k) & 77(1)(L)
ENTERTAINMENT
ALONZO : TALK ABOUT SALONE
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Improving the Accuracy of Sierra Leone 2015 Census
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
May 11th Summarised Work Schedule of Social Welfare, Gender & Children Ministers - Two Women at the Helm
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Sierra Rutile in Advertorial on its activities
ADVERTISEMENTS
EBOLA Breaking ‘NEWS’ - Do you seek good for Kenema & Kailahun?
SATIRE
SPECIAL POEM : A Tale of 2 Women
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net