Wai-Lansana is the daughter of Fatmata Rosalyn, a princess whose life
started in a red house in Pendembu, a small village in Sierra Leone
close to the border with Liberia. When she was 6, Fatmata's mother died
in childbirth, and during the civil war 1999-2001, the red house was
bombed. Sierra Leone is a small country on the coast of West Africa,
with a population around 5 to 6 million. Click for article.
releases from USAID: one announces a partnership with USAID, World
Learning and Cisco to train entrepeneurs in developing countries; the
second announces USAID funding for healthcare in Kenya. Both resulted
after President Obama promised aid. Click for article.
You know in a
country where humans die because they cannot get to hospitals because
the roads blown up in war have not been repaired, or because hospitals
are ill-equipped, or because hospital staff are under-trained and too
few, you know life is tough for dogs. Read the story of Bibi, the IMATT
dog. Click for article.
the agency for regulating drugs in Nigeria. What drugs are regulated and
why: read a basic guide to what and how Nigeria regulates drugs. Click for article.
late 1930s, a drug only had to be proved effective to be marketed in the
United States. The horror story of drugs being dissolved in the deadly
poison DEG (diethylene glycol) and given to children changed that. Drugs
are still being dissolved in DEG. Click for article.
drugs tested on humans? By clinical trial; but only after the drugs have
been tested on mice, rats, bacteria, other forms of life and shown to
be delivered in a consistent dose. Read about how clinical trials have
evolved, click for article.
Lookman Sulaimon Arounfale and Dr Susanna J Dodgson travel to Nigeria to
celebrate a king's coronation. Dr Dodgson travels on to Sierra Leone to
witness Mrs Zainab Wai-Lansana's donation of 99 boxes and 5 barrels of
medical supplies, computers, books and clothes, and stays to witness and
state funeral and work with a war-torn community to build a library. Click for article.
Dr Susanna J Dodgson and Mrs Zainab Wai-Lansana show up in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Click for article.
Chief Lookman Sulaimon Arounfale and Nigerian friends in Yoruba group Egbe Omo throw a summer picnic in New York. Click for article.
Agwu, President of NYC chapter of AAUW. The chapter owns a house in
Manhattan, close to 42nd St Station, not far from the UN. Click for article.
Attorney-General of Lagos State, Nigeria's most populous state, talks to the Nigerian Lawyer's Association in Manhattan, Click for article.
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