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October 22, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, Professor Alpha T. Wurie along with U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Marie E. Brewer participated in the official signing ceremony and public hand over of the USAID funded Impact Malaria project. The event took place in Bo District, in the southern province of Sierra Leone, in the presence of high-ranking Sierra Leonean health officials and community and traditional authorities.

September 30, 2019

In 2017, when SkyFox began implementing the Integrated Aquaculture and Crop Production Project funded by USAID, Fatmata Tarawally had long held the ambition to become a major fish farmer and supplier in Macbafth community, Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. She sells rice at the market to help her husband who is a carpenter, to raise their three children. 

February 5, 2019

When World Fish began implementing the USAID-funded Feed the Future Scaling Up Aquaculture Production (SAP) project in Sierra Leone in 2015, inland fish-farming for business was a relatively new concept in the country.

February 5, 2019

Hawa Sesay’s background is typical of women in rural Sierra Leone. She did not go to school, married young and manages a large household with seven children. She lives in Makumbu community in Tonkolili district. She is a rice grower whose family struggles with poverty.

August 22, 2018

Mr. Jeff Bryan, a career Foreign Service Officer, was sworn in as the USAID Mission Director for Guinea and Sierra Leone on July 27, 2018. Prior to his assignment to Conakry, Mr. Bryan was the USAID Representative in Côte d'Ivoire from 2014 through 2018. Mr. Bryan also served in Moldova (2010-2014), the Democratic Republic of Congo (2005-2009), and Afghanistan (2004-2005).  Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Bryan worked for the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) from 2000 through 2003, focusing on disaster response for the southern Africa region. Before joining USAID, he was a delegate to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon.

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Last updated: October 30, 2019

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