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March 9, Freetown, Sierra Leone: In a collaborative effort between the Government of Sierra Leone and its development partners to improve the access to and availability of high-quality health services in the country, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE— ADRA Sierra Leone is managing a decontamination center and deploying teams to the homes of Ebola victims to decontaminate exposed surfaces and prevent further spread of the virus.
ADRA Sierra Leone has decontaminated more than 988 homes since November 2014.
By Michael Rohm, ADRA International
On October 8, ADRA International, in partnership with GlobalMedic and ADRA Canada, will send containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Cooper Hospital in Liberia and Waterloo Hospital in Sierra Leone. The shipment includes:
•97,000 isolation gowns
•45,000 splash shields
•100 Tyvek isolation suits
This follows up the partnership’s most recent shipment of $92,000 in equipment and supplies to Cooper Hospital and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
The World Health Organisation has warned 20,000 people could die from West Africa’s current Ebola outbreak. In response the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing to provide relief and protect threatened communities in Liberia.
“ADRA has already flown in more than $100,000 worth of protective equipment to support under-supplied hospitals,” said Beryl Hartmann, Humanitarian Program Coordinator for ADRA Australia.
SILVER SPRING, Md. - In Sierra Leone, women are disproportionately affected by economic, social and health issues that contribute to the continued slow development of a country that is ranked as the poorest in the world, reported the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
High rates of poverty, illiteracy, and gender inequality are just some of the issues affecting women in Sierra Leone. Women risk complications and deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS.
Silver Spring, Maryland-In the midst of soaring food prices and calls from Sierra Leone's president for increased agricultural investment, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is improving farming productivity and access to food resources for more than 2,500 rural households in Port Loko District, in northern Sierra Leone.
Silver Spring, Maryland - A ceremony held March 27 marked the transfer to community leadership of three primary schools constructed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
Silver Spring, Maryland -The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) expressed its support of the study conducted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and British charity Save the Children outlining the potential exploitation of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Silver Spring, Maryland - Part of the "Reintegration and Resettlement" project operated by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) in Sierra Leone focuses on former child soldiers who have difficulties reintegrating into society.
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - Although tensions in Sierra Leone continue to escalate, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) remains active "within the realm of Freetown and safe areas," reports Prince Cummings, ADRA Sierra Leone country director. With some attacks being aimed at Americans and United Nations peacekeepers, ADRA evacuated those staff considered in danger.
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE =AD Both Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) staff members in Sierra Leone who were abducted on March 9 and left in critical condition were treated, released from the Port Loko hospital and "are doing fine," reports Prince Cummings, ADRA Sierra Leone country director.
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - Two staff members of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Sierra Leone are in critical condition apparently after being abducted and held overnight before being left on a side road with bullet wounds and other injuries, according to Prince Cummings, ADRA Sierra Leone country director.
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Date: February 5, 1999
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