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MRC receives Clinton Global Citizen Award

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:00 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

On Sunday 27th September Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh, Director of MRC, received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for MRC's work in the Ebola Response.  He received congratulations from Bill Clinton and Jessie Jackson among others. See the pictures below. 
Mr. Jalloh with Bill Clinton Mr. Jalloh with Jessie Jackson   
Mr. Jalloh with Bill Clinton               Mr. Jalloh with Jessie Jackson        With the award                              The award certificate                    Congratulatory messages

Director of MRC attends ELHRA/ R2HC partnership strengthening workshop

posted Jul 6, 2015, 5:04 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh, Director of MRC attended the ELHRA / R2HC partnership strengthening workshop in South Africa, aiming to strengthen the partnership with INDEPTH , ChART-SL and Umea University with a focus on future Ebola research. 

Director of MRC visits Ebola Innovation Summit and Direct Relief

posted Jul 6, 2015, 4:54 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

The Director of MRC visited our donor Direct Relief and the Ebola Innovation Summit in the United States in April 2015 together with Hon. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation. 


MRC Director visits INDEPTH office in Accra, Ghana

posted Jul 5, 2015, 11:45 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

MRC Director Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh visited the INDEPTH office in Accra, Ghana in June 2015 to discuss future Ebola research and setting up HDSS sites. 

See also the INDEPTH website: MRC head visits INDEPTH on Ebola collaboration

Final report on Ebola messages

posted Jul 4, 2015, 6:55 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

The final report with the Ebola messages we developed can be accessed through the following link: Final Ebola Messages Document

Messaging on Ebola Treatment Seeking Behaviour in Sierra Leone

posted Apr 4, 2015, 1:24 PM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

MRC and its partners Umeå University and ChART-SL are engaged at the moment in Ebola messaging research funded by R2HC. See the recent feature on the R2HC website Ebola Messaging Research feature. You can download the document with the developed messages here: Ebola Messages document

Good news: Ebola survivors

posted Nov 24, 2014, 1:40 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

MRC Director Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh has been visiting several occasions where survivors are released from treatment centres and given an "Ebola free" certificate. This picture shows the first pregnant survivor of Hastings treatment centre, a centre where MRC is one of the partners supporting the treatment centre.

President of Sierra Leone visits MRC to see Ebola supplies

posted Oct 8, 2014, 1:37 PM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma (center) visited the location where MRC stored the Ebola supplies donated by Direct Relief to see the items for himself and express his gratefulness to the MRC Director, Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh (on the left) for the consignment.

Big Ebola airlift arrives in Sierra Leone

posted Sep 23, 2014, 1:38 AM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

A cargo plane completely filled with Ebola supplies arrived in Freetown on 21st September 2014, with Medical Research Centre being one of the recipients of the supplies. MRC's Director Mr. Abdul K. Jalloh was at Lungi airport Sunday 21st September 2014 together with the Deputy Minister of Health to witness the arrival of the supplies.

Abdul Jalloh of Medical Research Centre on KEYT news

posted Sep 20, 2014, 1:33 PM by Dr. Heidi Jalloh-Vos

MRC's Director spoke last week on the KEYT news in the USA. He mentioned that seeing the Direct Relief shipment for himself gave him hope that the Ebola epidemic could come under control through the complimentary effort of partner organisations.

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