Chargé d’Affaires swears in 54 Peace Corps volunteers in Port Loko

On Friday, August 24, Chargé d'Affaires Tomekah Burl swore in 54 new Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone. Their work will focus on secondary education and health. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Alie Kabba also welcomed the volunteers and congratulated them on their service. The ceremony took place at the Peace Corps Training site in ...
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2018 Mandela Washington Fellows from Sierra Leone

Introducing the 2018 Cohort of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows from Sierra Leone! These young leaders will travel to the United States to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home. Institutes focus on leadership and skills development in one of three ...
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Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)

HR    HR/OE is deploying Electronic Recruitment Application. ERA is an electronic applicant management system powered by Monster.com. It will allow Human Resources professionals at Missions overseas to easily identify quality candidates from large pools of online applicants. It is a compliant, flexible, proven applicant tracking solution that automates end-to-end hiring process. Most-of-all, ERA eliminates the need for paper-based ...
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2017 Sierra Leone Trafficking in Persons Report

The Government of Sierra Leone does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore, Sierra Leone remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by investigating and initiating prosecutions of ...
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USAID Supports MSH/SIAPS To Strengthen Pharmaceutical Sector Post-Ebola

The availability of essential medicines to patients is vital for Sierra Leone’s health system. Towards this goal, USAID is supporting Management Sciences for Health (MSH) through Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceutical Services (SIAPS) to ensure that high quality medicines are reaching patients by providing leadership and development training for Directorate of Drugs and Medical ...
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United States Government Extends Support for Infection Prevention and Control

On April 26, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a memorandum of agreement with the University of Sierra Leone to establish IPC Phase 2, an academic program and mobile training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided $3 million to support this initiative. During the Ebola ...
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U.S. Mission Supports Ebola-Affected Village

Dodo village, located in a remote part of Moyamba District, was devastated by the Ebola outbreak. Quarantines forced the villagers to eat most of their seeds and animals to survive. With financial support from the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program, Dodo Youth Farmer’s Association is rebuilding the community’s agriculture. Villagers have purchased tools, cultivated 20 acres ...
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U.S. Government Partners to Train Healthcare Workers on New-born and Postnatal Care.

USAID is partnering with Concern Worldwide to train 165 healthcare workers ranging from volunteer assistants to midwives in nine health centers. The trainings are held on-site at health facilities to address the challenges and resources limitations that health care staff faces on a regular basis. Trained participants have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn ...
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U.S. Mission Creates New Opportunities for Fishing Community

The Tassor Fish Mongers Association is creating new economic opportunities in Tissana, a coastal community in Moyamba District, with support from the U.S. Mission.  We visited the project site on February 13 and learned that community members have repaired 12 boats, mended and trimmed 750 meters of fishing net, reconstructed an oven facility for smoking ...
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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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