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22 Aug 2017 description
report NetHope

By Forrest Wilhoit, Africa Broadband Coordinator

The Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 resulted in tragic loss of life across West Africa and caused massive global alarm. It also revealed the power of communications technology – and the significant problems that can result when communications networks fail during a crisis.

21 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 19 death were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • One Measles death was reported from Nimba County
09 Aug 2017 description

Lofa, 7 August 2017 – UNMIL Head of Field Office Voinjama, Ms. Frances Alesi attended a one day peace awareness ceremony in Zorzor District organized by the Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET). Women from the rural communities of Voinjama, Zorzor and Salaye representing WIPNET, peace actors and local authorities, all gathered for a “Mat of Prayers” ceremony to pray for a peaceful elections.

08 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for the involvement of civil society and civil society organizations, women and youth groupings, the communities, media and all well-meaning Liberians in ridding the country and the sub-region of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW).

UNDP Country Director Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai said ensuring that guns are taken from the hands of unauthorized users requires the collective effort of citizens, residents and partners of Liberia.

04 Aug 2017 description

MONROVIA (4 August 2017) - UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour on Friday concluded a three-day visit to Liberia. The main purpose of the visit was to establish a UN Human Rights Office in the country, and an agreement was signed with the Government for the new office to open in early 2018.

02 Aug 2017 description

Editorial

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has left an indelible memory and the lessons have been the catalyst for the robust implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in Liberia. As part of the implementation of the National Investment Plan to build a resilient health system, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has been established with a mandate to ensure prevention and control of public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes.

01 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 12 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • An outbreak of Measles has been confirmed in Zoe-Geh District, Nimba County
31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP participated in the International World Refugees day held at the Little Wlebo Refugees camp. The Refugees leadership expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the WFP for the provision of food.

  • In June, some 649 refugees participated in voluntary repatriation by UNCHR from the Little Wlebo and Bahn refugee camps to Côte d’ Ivoire.
    In January 2017, the total number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia was 18, 529.

30 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-six suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 21 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) reporting for completeness from health facilities
  • Ninety-four percent (94%) reporting for timeliness from health facilities
  • Two confirmed cases of Measles was reported from Grand Bassa and Montserrado Counties
  • Twelve clinically confirmed cases of scabies were reported from Rivercess County
27 Jul 2017 description

Babies born in remote parts of Liberia’s Bomi county are to have a brighter start in life, thanks to a Red Cross project to provide solar-powered lighting in health centres that currently have no electricity.

Ms Sayba Tamba, Secretary General of the Liberian Red Cross Society, explained that poor facilities in many rural areas means that health workers are often forced to deliver babies by candlelight. “The state of health facilities in Bomi demands immediate intervention if we are to save lives,” she said.

24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8010TH MEETING (AM)
SC/12923
24 JULY 2017

The Security Council today commended the commitment of the people and Government of Liberia to peace and to developing democratic processes, welcoming the new peacebuilding plan and noting the importance of upcoming presidential and legislative elections.

24 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of fifty-two suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 14 deaths were reported from 15 counties.
- Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively.
- One confirmed case of measles was reported from Nimba County.

23 Jul 2017 description

As part of efforts in supporting the Government of Liberia’s post Ebola virus disease (EVD) recovery process, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), during the week handed over three (3) brand new generators to the Ministry of Health.

The generators, two seventy-five (75 KVA) and one twenty-five (25 KVA) are for two hospitals…the C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County and the Tellewoyan Hospital in Voinjama, Lof County. The third generator is to be used at the Ministry of Health Central Office in Congo Town, Montserrado County.

23 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-six suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 18 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • Five confirmed cases of Measles were reported from Nimba, Grand Bassa and Montserrado Counties
18 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of sixty-six suspected cases with 13 deaths were reported from 15 counties
- One Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
- Two confirmed cases of measles were reported from Nimba and Montserrado Counties

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Women

With 1,072 maternal deaths for every 100,000 births, Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In the remote areas, infrastructure and facilities in clinics are often lacking; midwives and health workers have to deliver babies without any electricity at night. With the installation of solar lighting systems by UN Women and partners, conditions have improved in 26 clinics and five newly constructed Maternal Waiting Rooms across Liberia.

18 Jul 2017 description

Monrovia - Today at the official launch of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)-led Emergency Response Mechanism project in Monrovia, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia Farid Zarif, expressed confidence in the capacity of Liberia to forge ahead after the final withdrawal of UNMIL next year.

11 Jul 2017 description

July 10, 2017, Songdo - The Government of Liberia has recently received US$805,000 as part of a US$2.2 million Green Climate Fund grant to support its national climate adaptation planning process. The release of funds to the West African country represents GCF’s first transfer of adaptation resources to a least developed country (LDC).

09 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of sixty-seven suspected cases with 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties
- Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
- One suspected case of Monkey pox was reported from Rivercess County
- Five suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from three counties

06 Jul 2017 description

This is an update to the Disease Outbreak News “Unexplained cluster of deaths – Liberia” published on 5 May 2017 and update published on 10 May 2017.