To help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is working with its partners to provide care kits to families so that they can safely help loved ones when they’re sick.
Tag archives for Sierra Leone
From Vaccinations to Vitamins: Ensuring West Africans Get Critical Care Amid Ebola Crisis
Now that new Ebola cases are starting to decline in West Africa, USAID is focusing on re-establishing and strengthening health systems. At the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert today, the Agency announced that $126M will go toward this goal.
Working to Beat Ebola Along the Border
Many Liberian businesses were hit hard when Ebola caused the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone to close for six months. USAID and Global Communities have built screening and triage stations so that people can safely travel between the countries again.
Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa
USAID is working with reformers highlighted in World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2015 to partner with West African governments to tackle the economic challenges caused by the Ebola epidemic.
Facilitating Economic Growth through Infrastructure and Trade
On March 29, AA Eric Postel participated in an economic growth roundtable with the Presidents of Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, and the Prime Minister of Cape Verde, to examine ways to strengthen trade and investment , and improve the countries’ business environments. Read more >>
Seeking Justice: Investigating and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence
This year has seen the continued prevalence of widespread and devastating gender-based attacks on women and girls around the world Read more >>
From the Field
Our weekly feature highlighting upcoming events at USAID Missions around the globe. In Sierra Leone this week, we will launch the “We Pikin Network”. In commemoration of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebration, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners will embark on public sensitization, advocacy, and the national launching of […]
My Journey with USAID
By Winston J. Allen, PhD Senior Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning USAID entered my life in 1963, when I participated in the school lunch program at my elementary school, the Congo Town Municipal Primary School in the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The school lunch, supported by USAID, was a high […]