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  1. How coronavirus changed media training in Sierra Leone - for good

    Mariatu Kabba and Victor Kamara

    Journalism mentors, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    How coronavirus changed media training in Sierra Leone - for good

    Our journalism mentors had been preparing a new training course for our radio partners on communicating in health emergencies, when the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in Sierra Leone they had to adapt fast to deliver virtual training - and with limited connectivity and inconsistent power supply.

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  2. Malaria programme tackles COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - how vital information saves lives

    Mary Morgan

    Head of Production, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    Malaria programme tackles COVID-19 in Sierra Leone - how vital information saves lives

    Our health radio programme Tawa Fo Welbodi is encouraging people to keep taking malaria prevention seriously during the #COVID19 pandemic whilst adapting fast to address the extra challenges it brings.

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  3. ‘Why I’m helping protect pregnant women from malaria in Sierra Leone’

    Eastina Massaquoi

    Producer, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    ‘Why I’m helping protect pregnant women from malaria in Sierra Leone’

    On World Malaria Day, hear from Eastina Massaquoi, the presenter of radio programme Tawa Fo Welbodi (which means “Determined for Health”). By applying what we learned during the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis, the programme aims to beat malaria in Sierra Leone.

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  4. This is Our Voice: helping women press for progress in Sierra Leone

    Ed Kargbo

    Head of Production, Sierra Leone

    Radio programme Dis Na Wi Voice (This is Our Voice) is reaching marginalized groups, helping them tackle and overcome the issues they're facing - whether it's how to reach their political aspirations, or tackling the barriers to their fight for equality.

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  5. Communication is aid: BBC Media Action response to floods in Sierra Leone, Nepal, Bangladesh and India

    Nick Henegan

    Senior Communications Manager, BBC Media Action

    Communication is aid: BBC Media Action response to floods in Sierra Leone, Nepal, Bangladesh and India

    In the aftermath of a disaster information is as important as food, water and shelter. It can save lives. This week BBC Media Action teams from West Africa to South Asia have been delivering vital, life-saving information to people affected by a series of devastating floods.

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  6. Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

    Allieu Sesay

    Head of Production, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

    In 2014 Abass had survived Ebola but lost his child and other family members to the deadly virus. He became a voice for Ebola survivors across Sierra Leone through a BBC Media Action radio show and recently celebrated the birth of a baby daughter. Allieu Sesay tells his story.

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  7. What’s it like to be a teenage mother in Sierra Leone?

    Mariama Sesay

    Lead Producer, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    What’s it like to be a teenage mother in Sierra Leone?

    Fanta, who went back to school just three months after giving birth aged 16 is the first person we featured in our new series about young people in the country.

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  8. Sierra Leone: standing up to crime through radio

    Eastina Massaquoi

    Producer, BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone: standing up to crime through radio

    How a Comic Relief funded radio programme is helping inspire young people through discussion and positive role models in Sierra Leone.

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  9. Making Waves in Sierra Leone: Bisi

    Making Waves in Sierra Leone: Bisi

    For International Women’s Day, presenter and producer of Leh Wi Know shares how she’s using radio to help empower women to understand their rights in Sierra Leone.

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  10. By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show’s incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone.

    Paul Massaquoi

    Production Coordinator, BBC Media Action

    By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show’s incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone.

    Getting life-saving radio shows about Ebola on air across Sierra Leone takes nerves, ingenuity and a fleet of volunteers willing to hike, bike and sail across the country. Paul Massaquoi explains.

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