Tackling COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Ebola
Six years ago, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people. Now, the world is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest health crisis of a generation.
Sierra Leone Ebola-free but still in recovery
As Sierra Leone prepares to be declared Ebola-free, a long-term response is required to overcome the effects of the outbreak, blogs Plan International's Casely Coleman.
- Casely ColemanPlan International Sierra Leone Country Director
How youth teams battled Ebola
Youth teams supported by Plan International played an innovative role in spreading information to prevent and control the spread of Ebola, blogs Aminata, 20, from Sierra Leone
- Aminata, Sierra Leone National Youth Advisory Panel Member
Fighting FGM - progress behind the report numbers
Fomba Fatimata Niambali, a member of Mali’s parliament, blogs on progress to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and why organisations such as Plan must be involved in the fight.
- Fomba Fatimata Niambali, member of Mali's parliament
Forced marriages rise in the time of Ebola
Many of my friends are getting pregnant now schools are closed in the Ebola outbreak - and some have been forced into marriages, blogs 17-year-old Christiana from Sierra Leone.
Ebola: Burial rites and wrong messages
70% of people with Ebola contracted the virus by touching dead bodies. We need to think about burial practices and promote behaviour change blogs Foday Kabbia, Plan Youth Reporter in Sierra Leone.
- Foday Kabbia, Plan Youth reporter in Sierra Leone
Freida Pinto: Shouting out for girls' rights in Africa
Actress Freida Pinto - our new Because I am a Girl campaign ambassador - blogs on her recent travels with Plan to see girls' rights projects in Sierra Leone.