Simbirie Jalloh wins 2019 African Achievers Award

Simbirie Jalloh wins 2019 African Achievers Award

Congratulations to our KGH Program Manager Ms. Simbirie Jalloh who recently received the 2019 African Achievers Award for excellence in humanitarian service. She has worked for the Lassa fever project at Kenema Government Hospital since 2008 and was honored for her...
Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Lassa-Fighting Legacy: Forgotten man, forgotten disease

Ars Technica recently published an in-depth article on the history of Lassa fever in Sierra Leone, highlighting the important role that Dr. Aniru Conteh, a senior physician at the Kenema Government Hospital’s Lassa ward, played in treating Lassa patients both...
“I Don’t Know If I’m Already Infected”

“I Don’t Know If I’m Already Infected”

He was a globally renowned expert in tropical diseases, and the hero who ran Sierra Leone’s worst Ebola ward. So why, when he finally fell ill, was he denied the extraordinary treatments that could have saved him? Read an in-depth article, in Matter magazine, on the...

VHFC Physician Graduates Top of His Class

The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium is delighted to announce that Dr. Donald S. Grant, Chief Physician of the Lassa Fever Program at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, has obtained a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the Tulane School of...

Sierra Leonean Government Honors VHFC Team Members

On Friday, December 18, 2015, the Sierra Leonean government commemorated “outstanding persons/organizations in the fight against Ebola.” An award ceremony and reception were hosted by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma in Freetown. Among the awardees were...