The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank Group in Liberia, Margaret Kilo, launched a national radio broadcasting program dedicated to women’s empowerment as an early celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls and the 16 Days of Activism, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 25. The official ceremony was hosted by Liberian Vice-President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, on Tuesday, November 24, in partnership with other development institutions such as UN Women in Liberia.
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from a family of six living in a suburb of the capital Monrovia. All of them were transferred to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). One of the three confirmed cases, a fourteen year old boy, died on 23 November. His brother and father remain under treatment. Nineteen contacts, including three other family members of the boy are under observation.
To document lessons learned from the Liberia Food Security Assessment 2015, a survey was designed to obtain feedback from Food Security actors in Liberia regarding the usefulness and extent to which the report has met planned objectives to bridge information gaps and support programming processes.
The survey aimed to address the following aspects of the report:
As of 23 November there are 3 confirmed cases, 8 probable and 6 suspected cases. One confirmed case (initial case) and one suspected case are deceased.
All 3 confirmed EVD cases are from the same family from Duport Road Area in Monrovia, Monsterrado.
A total of 152 contacts had been listed and 138 (91%) had been followed.
8 of 10 high-risk contacts who are health care workers at JFK were moved to a confined site for precautionary observation.
I. Epidemiological Situation
On Thursday 19 November 2015, a sample collected from a 15 year old male in Monrovia, tested positive for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This patient with onset of illness on 13 November 2015 had been admitted at the JFK Memorial Centre on 17th November 2015. Following confirmation of EVD, the patient was transferred to ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit.
De nouveaux cas d’Ebola ont malheureusement été confirmés au Libéria et rappelle que la maladie est endémique dans la région et nécessite une vigilance et une réactivité accrue. Les équipes d’Action contre la Faim restent mobilisées et mènent le combat aux côtés du Ministère de la Santé libérien et des partenaires.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Liberia, the Ministry of Agriculture and the local implementing partner – Green Revolution Promoters (Green Pro), generated much happiness when they joined Ebola-affected farmers to launch the first harvest of improved rice varities in late October in Tundin, Nimba County.
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia from a family of six members from a suburb in the capital Monrovia. There are no new cases.
A fourteen year old boy was confirmed as having Ebola on 19 November 2015 and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia. He died on 23 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having Ebola the subsequent day and continue to receive treatment at the ETU.
Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Tuesday 11/24/2015 - 15:31 GMT
A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday.
"The 15-year-old has finally died. He died yesterday," Dr Francis Karteh, head of Liberia's national Ebola crisis unit, told AFP.
He added that the teenager's parents had also tested positive for the virus and were under observation in the capital Monrovia.
1. Key points
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$236.9 million of humanitarian assistance to Liberia since the start of 2015. At least US$227.7 million of this is for the Ebola response.
The United States (US) is the largest donor in 2015, contributing 98% of funding to Liberia (US$231.2 million), the majority of which is for the Ebola response (98% of its total contribution).
Global Communities carried out a USAID-funded Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWASH) program in three counties in Liberia from February 2010 to April 2015. IWASH implemented the internationally recognized Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. CLTS “triggers” community disgust toward open defecation practices and subsequently raises community awareness about how feces in the environment can impact health and livelihoods.
· On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three* new cases of EVD in Liberia. All three are from the same family, from a suburb of the capital Monrovia.
· A ten year old boy was confirmed as having EVD on 19 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having EVD the subsequent day. All three are receiving treatment at an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia.
Cause of three new Ebola cases unknown
Liberia has been declared Ebola-free twice before
Neighbours Guinea, Sierra Leone have no cases
By James Harding Giahyue
MONROVIA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Liberia has placed 153 people under surveillance as it seeks to control a new Ebola outbreak in the capital more than two months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials said.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing USD 318 000 to control the peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreak in Liberia. This disease is well known as the plague that affects small ruminants such as goats and sheep.
Yesterday, November 18, H. E. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, took along with her senior government officials, including Hon. B. Elias Shoniyin, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, to the turning-over ceremony of the newly constructed and refurbished Monrovia Vocation Training Center (MVTC) in Monrovia.
UNDP in partnership with the Center Songhai Liberia (CSL) based in Bensonville, Bentol City, Montserrado County is to shortly launch a 4-months Youth-Focused Vocation/Skills Training targeting mainly young people.
The training will provide a range of skills covering such areas as general agriculture; pastry, catering services, gari and soap making; repair works (electronics); value chain; entrepreneurship development skills; and first aid, among key ones.