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  • 19 Mar 2015
    Rebuilding Sierra Leone’s health care begins with eco-friendly disposal of medical waste

    A 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.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Financial literacy for Ebola response workers commences

    The 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).

  • 10 Feb 2015
    UNDP Support enhances media to fight Ebola

    The 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.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    Ending Ebola and boosting business in Sierra Leone

    A 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.

  • 24 Dec 2014
    Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

    For 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.

  • 22 Dec 2014
    UNDP begin eco-friendly disposal of Ebola medical waste

    With 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.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    UNDP marks Human Rights Day with a spotlight on front line Ebola workers

    Anderson 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.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    Reaching out to people living with disabilities in Sierra Leone

    “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.

  • 30 Oct 2014
    Ebola survivors given safety net in Sierra Leone

    When Saio Samura, a 38-year old driver in Freetown, Sierra Leone, died eight days after contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), all of his personal effects and household items were burned. This left his widow, M’balu, and their three children grappling with not only their grief and fear of infection, but also with an empty house.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Community mobilization, local investment needed to win fight against Ebola, says UN

    West African countries, supported by a well-coordinated international response, can achieve a breakthrough in the battle against Ebola if every effort is made to treat and contain the disease, involve communities and invest in the local economy, said representatives from the United Nations.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Urgent action needed on Ebola to prevent reversal of years of development gains

    Massive assistance for affected countries is needed to prevent Ebola from shutting down economies and reversing years of development efforts, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at a high-level event at the United Nations on the deadly disease.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    UNDP engages bike riders in campaign against Ebola

    Commercial motorbike riders have launched an intensive awareness raising campaign that seeks to reach between 150,000 and 200,000 people over a two month period in Freetown after receiving training from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) last week in Freetown.

  • 26 Aug 2014
    UN scales up Ebola intervention

    The UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola, Dr David Nabarro has said that the whole UN system in Sierra Leone will scale up its operation to help the Government of Sierra Leone stop the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Ebola could set back development, says UN

    The UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa. The largest ever outbreak of the disease has now claimed hundreds of lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with a few cases in Nigeria.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Partners assess UNDP’s contribution to development results

    John Sumaila, Development Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) said UNDP has been a strong pillar in supporting the Government’s development and economic transformation agenda with technical and development expertise.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    UNDP Director calls for the constitutional review process to enhance lasting peace.

    United Nations Development Programme visiting Assistant Secretary General Jordan Ryan has told members of Sierra Leone’s Constitutional Review Committee that the review of the 1991 constitution will ensure that “Sierra Leone continues on the path of lasting peace and democracy” in Freetown, June 17th 2014.

  • 15 Apr 2014
    Sierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme to create one million new jobs

    The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma has launched an ambitious US$ 217.5m, three year National Youth Programme that seeks to create one million decent new jobs - the first ever and biggest national youth programme – reminding the nation that “the nation can only move forward when its youths step forward” at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown yesterday.

  • 05 Mar 2014
    Sierra Leone an inspiring example for international peacebuilding - UN Chief

    "The completion of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office, UNIPSIL, marks the end of more than 15 years of successive peace and political operations that all played critical roles in supporting Sierra Leone’s remarkable transition from war to peace," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated during a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma.

  • 21 Feb 2014
    Civil registration to benefit citizens and improve service delivery

    Chief Registrar and head of the National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Dr Max Sesay, has said that a new UNDP supported civil registration project will help the Government consolidate citizens data and enhance the effective delivery of services as well as improve monitoring of government programmes and policies, during a Technical Taskforce Workshop in Freetown, Friday February 21 Friday.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    602 young entrepreneurs graduate in Makeni and Newton

    A total of 602 young entrepreneurs in Newton, Western Rural District and from the Business Development Service centre operated by the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) in Makeni, the Northern Regional capital, have graduated on the 28th January and 7th February 2014 respectively.