Articles
  • As Ebola ebbs, justice gets a boost in Sierra LeoneJun 24, 2015Before the outbreak, mobile courts helped ensure defendants in remote areas got fair trials. Moving courts closer to crime scenes means victims, witnesses and local communities can take part. With UNDP support, mobile courts are now back in session, helping to clear the backlog of cases in Moyamba and three more of the worst affected regions.

  • Policing the police: UNDP helps to improve internal investigation squadApr 1, 2015Sierra Leone Police’s Complaint Discipline and Internal Investigations Department (CDIID), is transforming itself with help from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Rebuilding Sierra Leone’s health care begins with eco-friendly disposal of medical waste Mar 19, 2015A delegation from the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated the installation of an autoclave used for the safe disposal of medical waste at the Goderich Emergency Surgical and Paediatric Hospital just outside Freetown.

  • Financial literacy communication intervention for Ebola response workers releasedFeb 18, 2015The Government of Sierra Leone through the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), in partnership with United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the Financial Literacy Communication Intervention for Ebola Response Workers (ERWs).

  • UNDP Support enhances media to fight Ebola “From crude to professional broadcasting.” Ransford Wright Feb 10, 2015The largest network of independent radio stations in Sierra Leone – the Independent Radio Network (IRN) was renowned for its work during elections, but when the Ebola epidemic struck, it was forced to move away from its comfort zone of providing non-partisan news about elections and election results to tackling the Ebola scourge.

  • Ending ebola and boosting business in Sierra LeoneFeb 3, 2015A UNDP supported Ebola awareness training and small-grants programme has given business owners like Ms. Kamara the tools they need to bring back clients and teach them how to keep safe.

  • Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workersDec 24, 2014For the third installment of their hazard pay entitlement, Sesay and her national colleagues, some 16,000 recipients across Sierra Leone, received text messages on their phones: how much money to expect and where to pick it up with a security code.

  • Sierra Leone, UNDP begin eco-friendly disposal of Ebola medical wasteDec 22, 2014With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

  • UNDP marks Human Rights Day with a spotlight on front line Ebola workersDec 10, 2014Anderson Bangura pulls on a yellow jumpsuit. His colleague ties the string behind his neck. The team is getting ready to move a body. A man died earlier that day from the Ebola virus disease at the Lumley Government Hospital in Freetown. The burial team will take his body from the morgue to the grave site.

  • Reaching out to people living with disabilities in Sierra LeoneNov 7, 2014“That is the first case for the disabled people since Ebola came. So we need prayers and we need to protect ourselves, you see,” said Matilda Kadiatu Kamara, chairperson of the Polio Persons’ Development Association in Makeni.