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Tackling COVID-19: Lessons learnt from Ebola

31 March 2020

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. 

Mr Damien Queally, West Africa Deputy Regional Director (Programmes), Plan International

Damien Queally

Executive Director of Global Programme Operations
Girls at school in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Ebola-free but still in recovery

6 November 2015

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 Coleman
    Casely Coleman
    Plan International Sierra Leone Country Director
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How youth teams battled Ebola

1 September 2015

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
A girl speaking out for child rights at a Plan-supported FGM abandonment day in Mali

Fighting FGM - progress behind the report numbers

3 February 2015

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
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Forced marriages rise in the time of Ebola

21 November 2014

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.

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Ebola: Burial rites and wrong messages

24 April 2014

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
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Freida Pinto: Shouting out for girls' rights in Africa

17 August 2012

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.