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Omaru Badara Sisay Director of the Situation Room, National Ebola Response Centre (NERC)

OB Sisay describes the function of the national response centre, analyses external interventions and considers what the country learned from the crisis.
Nurses listen intently during a panel discussion at the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone to help prepare health care workers for a possible outbreak of the Ebola virus.
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Beyond Ebola: “a time for action” in Sierra Leone

Jamie Hitchen looks ahead to when Sierra Leone is declared Ebola free and asks how the country can build an adequate health care system that offers sufficient support and protection to patients and staff.
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A Year With Ebola: The Grievous Experience of Health Care Workers in Sierra Leone

11 of Sierra Leone’s 123 medical doctors have perished fighting Ebola. Jamie Hitchen sheds light on the burden that has fallen on local health care staff and questions whether they have received enough support and recognition.
School girls in Sierra Leone
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Behind Closed Doors: Schools, Teenage Girls and Ebola in Sierra Leone

As schools closed because of Ebola get set to re-open in Sierra Leone, Jamie Hitchen looks at one group that won’t be returning to the classroom – pregnant teenagers – and the possible long-term implications.
Michael Duff AP Photo of gloved hand handing over Leone currency
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Mismanagement of Sierra Leone’s Ebola spending

Jamie Hitchen highlights findings from a damning report by Sierra Leone’s Auditor-General into government spending of funds allocated to fight Ebola between May and October 2014.
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: The Cost of Living on the Margins

Inflated food prices without reciprocal wage increases, and possible job losses as a result of Ebola, are increasing the strain on many Sierra Leoneans. Jamie Hitchen investigates.