Sierra Leone: Community Fears Cholera

Dozens of residents in a community east of Freetown have accused the government of abandoning the area as they grapple with poor sanitation and the risk of being infection with the deadly cholera disease.

  • Sierra Leone:  Cholera Looms Over Old Wharf Community

    Concord Times, 6 September 2012

    Dozens of Old Wharf residents in Wellington, east of Freetown, have called on the government to come to their aid as their community is in a deplorable condition and prone to being... read more »

Mothers in a waiting room at a clinic near Freetown.

  • Sierra Leone:  Funds Needed to Respond to Cholera Outbreak

    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 23 August 2012

    Despite the best efforts of the Government and its partners - including the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society - cases of cholera in the country continue to rise. According to latest... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  With Cholera On the Rise, Moa Wharf Residents Cry for Better Toilet Facilities

    Concord Times, 23 August 2012

    Many residents of Moa Wharf in the central part of Freetown have over the weekend voiced their concern over the poor state of toilet facilities in the area, saying it could... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Cholera Outbreak Spreading, UN Health Agency Says

    UN News Service, 21 August 2012

    The United Nations health agency today reported that the cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone was escalating and stressed the need to rapidly scale up the response to the spread of the... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Govt Declares National Emergency over Cholera Outbreak, 17 August 2012

    The government of Sierra Leone has reportedly declared a national emergency as a cholera outbreak in the capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas takes more »

  • West Africa:  Cleaner Toilets to Save Slums From Cholera

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 16 August 2012

    Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day. Most... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Cholera Outbreak - Health Coalition Wants More Treatment Centers

    Concord Times, 9 August 2012

    The Health for all Coalition (HFAC) has recommended that more cholera treatment centers be established across the country by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its partners... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Cholera Takes Over Freetown

    Concord Times, 31 July 2012

    As more cases of Cholera infection were reported within Freetown, attention has been shifted to Susan's Bay in the east of the city where many people claimed needs sanitization to... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Cholera in the Capital

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 25 July 2012

    On 18 July, the first reported case in Freetown came from Marbella, a slum area near the centre of town where a high volume of people constantly visit and trade in the busy 24-hour... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Yellow Fever, Cholera kill Dozens

    Concord Times, 20 July 2012

    Director of Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Amara Jambai, has yesterday disclosed that the outbreak of yellow fever in the Pujehun... read more »