About: Sierra Leone

Health 12-11-2019

Europe gives go ahead to market Ebola vaccine

The European Union authorised the marketing of a vaccine against Ebola on Monday (11 November), permitting the first wider commercial use of a protection that has helped stem an outbreak in DR Congo.
Development Policy 17-08-2017

Pittella calls on EU to provide ‘utmost urgent’ help to Sierra Leone

Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, has called for the EU to deliver help to Sierra Leone with the utmost urgency, after floods and landslides in the country’s capital Freetown took a huge toll on human lives.
Development Policy 23-05-2017

Stylianides announces first EU airlift for Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The EU today (23 May) announced its first tranche of aid in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo.
Health 15-05-2017

Commission ready to support DR Congo in Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The European Commission said today (15 May) it was following the situation and was ready to provide support.
Development Policy 01-03-2017

Auditors find flaws in EU donor aid to sub-Saharan Africa

Attempts by the EU to help sub-Saharan African nations increase their rate of tax collection are flawed by a string of weaknesses in implementation, an in-depth study by auditors found yesterday (28 February).
Development Policy 26-10-2016

Professor: What the EU got right – and wrong – about the 2015 ebola epidemic

The 2014-15 ebola outbreak in the west African states of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia left 11,000 dead, caused global panic, and saw the EU and member states put up nearly €2bn in financial aid.
Health 09-06-2016

EU should lead the final push to eradicate polio

A polio-free world is within reach. With continued support and funding, the EU can help wipe out this devastating disease, writes Stefan Rebmann.
Development Policy 23-05-2016

EU sets sights on West Africa’s gun problem

A €5.6 million EU funded programme in West Africa is pushing for the voluntary surrender of small and light arms that are in the hands of civilians in exchange for incentives like social amenities and development activities for residents. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 05-04-2016

Ebola refuses to let go of West Africa

Nine people die have died in West Africa since Guinea was declared free of the Ebola virus and a thousand people are under still under surveillance. EURACTIV’s partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Health 17-03-2016

West Africa passes Ebola ‘milestone’

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has subsided, leading the United Nations to call it a "milestone" for West Africa. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014 [Photo: Reuters]
Development Policy 12-11-2015

Ebola’s last stand: Epidemic in West Africa nearing conclusion

Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the countries worst affected by the Ebola outbreak, are now virus-free according to the World Health Organisation. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.

Just how safe is the EU ‘safe list’?

The inclusion of countries that persecute homosexuals on the “safe list” has led the German Greens to ask for infringement proceedings to be launched. EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 08-09-2015

Brussels pledges €1 million to help children affected by Ebola

The European Commission will make €1 million available to help provide education and psychosocial support for children affected and left orphaned by Ebola. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 11-06-2015

More Badanya spirit needed to fund the ambitious global development agenda

Building up people’s capacity to earn an income is crucial to a successful Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) plan, writes Kaday Mansaray Sibanda.
Development Policy 28-05-2015

NGO criticises German government’s ad hoc crisis response

Aid organisations are pleased with a growing willingness amongst Germans to donate. But NGO medico international sees the trend as proof of a dramatic increase in crises like Ebola and in Syria, putting partial blame on the Merkel government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 08-04-2015

German ministers visit West Africa with ‘lessons from Ebola’

Gerd Müller and Hermann Gröhe travelled to Ghana and Liberia on Tuesday (7 April) to strengthen the healthcare system in Africa. But industry officials were not in their delegation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Economy & Jobs 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The most valuable resource to fight Ebola is local staff and leaders

The Ebola epidemic has been beaten back by local community education, mobilization and organization led by trusted figures in the diverse communities in West Africa, David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said in a speech on Wednesday (3 March).
Development Policy 04-03-2015

Ebola-hit countries ask for ‘ownership’ of recovery effort

The leaders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea asked for EU support Tuesday (3 March) to set up a homegrown Marshall Plan to fight Ebola.
Global Europe 04-03-2015

David Miliband: The world needs the EU more than ever

David Miliband, the UK Foreign Secretary between 2007 to 2010, told EURACTIV that in his present capacity as President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), he was often told by colleagues that the EU should get its act together and play a bigger role in global affairs.
Nigel Chapman
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Plan International CEO: EU should be aware of ‘secret societies’ when fighting Ebola

Development organisations fighting Ebola in Africa, such as Plan, have discovered obstacles in combating the disease from local communities that are resisting changes to their normal ways of living, customs and traditions, says Nigel Chapman. 
Development Policy 03-03-2015

Andriukaitis: Ebola highlights Africa’s health challenges

The Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery conference, being held by the European Commission today (3 March), provides an important opportunity to plan for the long term recovery and resilience of affected countries, Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 27-02-2015

Lack of social safety net hampers fight against killer diseases

SPECIAL REPORT: Billions of people in developing nations lack the health and social protections that most Europeans take for granted, a gap that experts say harms efforts to reduce poverty and prevent crises like the killer Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Christos Stylianides
Development Policy 19-12-2014

Stylianides: We need strong bridges between humanitarian and development aid

As the world struggles to deal with crises, there is a need to change the way we think about managing them, while building stronger bridges between humanitarian aid and development assistance, Commissioner Christos Stylianides told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 28-10-2014

Stylianides: Ebola threat extends far beyond West Africa

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides, whom EU leaders appointed on 24 October as EU Ebola Coordinator, said Monday (27 October) that the epidemic threatens to extend far beyond Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and confirmed his intention to visit the region during the second week of November.

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