Six years ago, Sierra Leone was fighting Ebola, an infectious disease that devastated the country for almost two years. Today, like most countries around the world, the West African nation is in the midst of fighting another disease: COVID-19. The Ebola outbreak not only killed thousands of people directly, but it also worsened other health crises like maternal mortality. While the Ebola... Continue Reading
Emma Minor is a freelance writer based in the United Kingdom. From 2018 to 2020, she lived in Sierra Leone where she ran in-country communications for the nonprofit Partners In Health (PIH). During this time, she wrote numerous articles about PIH’s work, many of which profiled the organization’s efforts, in partnership with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, to strengthen maternal health services in the country.