TOSHPA celebrates Black History Month

'Common Health Concerns in the Diaspora and Sierra Leone'
An event to celebrate Black History Month
17:30 - 23:30 14th October - The Wheelshunter Club, Hornshay Street, London, SE15 1HB

Jimmy Thoronka: concerns raised over Sierra Leone athlete's welfare after arrest (The Guardian)

Concern is mounting over the welfare of Sierra Leone’s top sprinter, Jimmy Thoronka, who is understood to be in a distressed state following his arrest on Friday night after he was found in an emaciated state living rough on the streets of London.

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Liberia releases last Ebola Patient (BBC)

Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases of the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Beatrice Yardolo, 58, left a Chinese-run treatment centre in the capital Monrovia after two weeks of treatment.

Ebola in west Africa: getting to zero (The Lancet)

The Lancet
10th February 2015
A sombre reminder from The Lancet that although Ebola transmission has dramatically reduced, there is still a lot of work to be done.

WHO approves 15-minute test for Ebola 20th Feb 15

WHO have approved the use of the first rapid Ebola test. Read more here:
Sarah Boseley, health editor
Friday 20 February 2015 14.02 GMT

The first rapid test for the Ebola virus, which can deliver a result in 15 minutes, has been approved by the World Health Organisation for use in west Africa.

A third of Sierra Leone's Ebola budget unaccounted for, says report 16th Feb 2015

A report by Sierra Leone's auditor general has found that nearly a third of the £12m that the Sierra Leonean government set aside for fighting ebola has been unacounted for. Read more here:

Lisa O'Carroll
Monday 16 February 2015 15.18 GMT

Sierra Leone has failed to properly account for almost a third of the money allocated to fight Ebola, national auditors have found.

Ebola spending: will lack of a positive legacy turn dollars to dolour? - The Guardian

Guardian article on 13th Feb 2015 argues that without a sustainable long-lasting donor commitment to health systems, there will be little positive legacy from the millions spent on Ebola. Read more here:

Clár Ní Chonghaile
Friday 13 February 2015 11.16 GMT

A news update from

Follow the below link for an update on recent developments with the Ebola outbreak, including:
1) Outbreak Has Reached Turning Point, WHO Says
2) Experimental Vaccine Shipped to Liberia
3) Study Links Ebola to Population Density in Forested Areas