USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meeting With the Honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Ph.d., Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

On November 19, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met in Washington, D.C., with The Honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Ph.D., Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Administrator Green and Vice President Jalloh spoke about Sierra Leone’s strong leadership in the health sector, particularly in preventing further outbreaks of Ebola. …

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Africell reaffirms its relationship with OPIC at Sierra Leone meeting

  Africell reaffirms its relationship with OPIC at Sierra Leone meeting Africell and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation signed $100m financing commitment in November 2018 and concluded finance agreement in May 2019 OPIC is the development finance vehicle of the U.S. Government Freetown, Sierra Leone; August 6, 2019 – Africell Holding Limited (“Africell”) today reaffirmed …

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and WHO Conduct Full Scale Simulation Exercise “Operation Lion Mountain”

United States Mission Sierra Leone Public Affairs Office Press Release June 21, 2019 Freetown Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 Ministry of Health and Sanitation, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and WHO Conduct Full Scale Simulation Exercise “Operation Lion Mountain” The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), with support from the U.S. Centers …

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Minister of Education Visits United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Funded and CRS implemented McGovern Dole International Food for Education

United States Mission Sierra Leone Public Affairs Office Press Release May 28, 2019 Freetown Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 Minister of Education Visits United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Funded and CRS implemented McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Nutrition Project On May 21, 2019, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Mr. …

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U.S. Embassy Representative opens CHAMPS Office and breaks ground for new laboratory in Makeni

United States Mission Sierra Leone  Public Affairs Office Press Release Freetown                                                                                                            May 9, 2019 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 U.S. Embassy Representative opens CHAMPS Office and breaks ground for new laboratory in Makeni U.S. Embassy Representative Mr. Carlton Philadelphia opened a new CHAMPS (Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance) Office on the grounds …

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U.S. Ambassador Visits School of Midwifery in Makeni

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, announced the opening of a new skills lab, library and computer lab at the School of Midwifery (SOMM) in Makeni. The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (www.HRSA.gov) with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) carried out the necessary renovations, procurement and …

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U.S. Ambassador Cuts Ribbon for the first ever Insectary in Makeni

On Friday 12 April 2019, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, gave remarks at the official opening of Sierra Leone’s first Vector-borne Disease Insectary and Laboratory (VDIL) in a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by the Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Alpha T. Wurie. VDIL was developed with the support of the United States …

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U.S. Coast Guard Vessel “Thetis” Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea

      U.S. Coast Guard Vessel “Thetis” Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea  GULF OF GUINEA — The U.S. Coast Guard Vessel called the “Thetis” (WMEC-910) conducted a rescue-at-sea of two fishermen, who were presumed dead, approximately 40 miles south of Sierra Leone in the Gulf of Guinea, March 14, 2019. Watchstanders …

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U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Personal Protective Equipment to the RSLAF

  United States Mission Sierra Leone Office of Security Cooperation Press Release Freetown                                                                                                                     March 6, 2019 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099 105 500 U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Personal Protective Equipment to the RSLAF On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, handed over Personal Protective Equipment …

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USAID’s Achievement in Promoting Infection Prevention Control in Sierra Leone

United States Mission Sierra Leone Press Release Freetown December 19, 2017 Contact: Emily Green Tel: 099 105 500 ext. USAID’s Achievement in Promoting Infection Prevention Control in Sierra Leone On December 19th 2018, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Njala University hosted a graduation ceremony …

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United States Department of Agriculture and Catholic Relief Services Launch Newest Phase of McGovern-Dole School Lunch Program in Sierra Leone

United States Mission Sierra Leone Public Affairs Office Press Release November 28, 2018 Freetown Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Launch Newest Phase of McGovern-Dole School Lunch Program in Sierra Leone On November 28, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Maria E. Brewer gave …

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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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New Lab at Midwifery School Commissioned

The U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E Brewer, has commissioned a new Library and Skills Laboratory at the National School of Midwifery in Freetown. The donation is part of the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) initiative, a five year grant of $9.5M, which is made available through the Health Resources and Services Ad-ministration. …

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U.S. Ambassadors Meet with President Bio on Topics of Security and Economic Wellbeing

U.S. Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement at United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), held high-level meetings in Freetown yesterday as part of a series of engagements across West Africa. At the pinnacle of the visit, Ambassador Laskaris, along with the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria Brewer, met with His Excellency the …

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USAID Supports Landmark Achievement in Infection Prevention Control

United States Mission Sierra Leone Public Affairs Office Press Release Freetown                                                                                                                  October 5, 2017 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099 105 500 ext. 5211 USAID Supports Landmark Achievement in Infection Prevention Control On October 5th 2017, the University of Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, and Njala University graduated their first ever …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Intermediate Class of Disease Detectives

                                                                                             United States Mission Sierra Leone Public Affairs Office Press Release Freetown September 26, 2017 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000    U.S. Embassy Launches Intermediate Class of Disease Detectives On Tuesday, September 26, U.S. Ambassador Designate Maria Brewer attended the launch of Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). The FETP—run by the U.S. Centers …

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U.S. Government Suspends B1/B2 Visas to Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials and Immigration Officials

Press Release Freetown September 12, 2017 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 U.S. Government Suspends B1/B2 Visas to Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials and Immigration Officials On Wednesday, September 13, the United States Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone will discontinue the issuance of B visas (temporary visitors for business or pleasure) to Ministry …

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How to help-donating to the mudslide response

United States Mission Sierra Leone  Public Affairs Office The U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone has compiled the following list of useful contribution resources for those looking to assist in the aftermath of the August 14 Mudslide and Flooding in Freetown One of the best ways to help, especially if you are outside Sierra Leone, is …

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U.S. Government Support for Mudslide and Flooding Disaster Response

                                                  United States Mission Sierra Leone                                                    Public Affairs Office   Press Release Freetown                                                                                                                                                                         August 23, 2017 Contact: Emily Royse Green Tel: 099105000 U.S. Government Support for Mudslide and Flooding Disaster Response The United States is bereaved by the loss of life due to the disastrous mudslide and flooding that took place …

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