Ebola Species Found in Bats Ahead of Any Potential Outbreak

For the first time, scientists have discovered a new ebolavirus species in a host prior to detection in an infected human or sick animal. The discovery of the Bombali virus in bats in Sierra Leone and the sequencing of the complete genome, officially published in August in the journal Nature Microbiology, was made by scientists at the University of California, Davis, One Health Institute and Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity, working with the government…

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UNIMAK Presents Psychological First Aid (PFA) Research Findings

By Corresponent Matthew Kanu The University of Makeni Mental Health Program is presently presenting the findings of Psychological First Aid (PFA) research conducted during a study in Port Loko District, Western Urban, Western Rural, Kenema District and Kailahun District. Director of the University of Makeni Mental Health Program, Dr. Rebecca Esliker, explained in an interview that the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Research was conducted in collaboration with the War Trauma Foundation, the Free University in…

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Short Courses in Law at UNIMAK

The University of Makeni Law Department is offering short term courses in Law for Businesses, Law for NGOs, Law for Managers and Law for Executives for middle and senior management personnel of public, private enterprises, and nongovernmental organisations. These courses will equip middle and senior management personnel of private, public and non-governmental organisations with relevant legal knowledge and skills and to engage legal problems efficiently with basic understanding of the law. Method of Delivery: The…

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Exciting Job Opportunity: PREDICT Sierra Leone Country Coordinator

The PREDICT Project (www.predict.global) aims to identify pathogens of pandemic potential at human-wildlife-livestock interfaces and behaviors of people that enhance the risk from spillover of animal viruses and bacteria. It is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Program. The Job. PREDICT is seeking a Country Coordinator to coordinate and oversee implementation of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) PREDICT project in Sierra Leone. Click here to read this full job advert  

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