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26 Aug 2016 description

Summary: How investment can provide critical growth in countries recently affected by Ebola.

On behalf of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, I recently led a delegation of investors to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Our aim, in both of these post-Ebola nations, was multifaceted.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12490

Security Council
7761st Meeting (PM)

Having reached a historic milestone in resuming control of its own security, Liberia — along with its international partners — must redouble efforts to sustain progress and meet the challenge of upcoming elections, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.

22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. By its resolution 2239 (2015), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until 30 September 2016 and requested me to keep it informed of the situation in Liberia and the implementation of that resolution. The present report provides an update on major developments since my report of 22 February (S/2016/169), including the assumption by the Government of Liberia of its security responsibilities from UNMIL on 30 June, as well as my recommendation for the extension of the Mission’s mandate.

18 Aug 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Eighteen neonatal deaths reported from eight counties

  • Four maternal deaths reported from three counties

17 Aug 2016 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) have successfully completed the payment of over 2000 beneficiaries under the “National Social Cash Transfer (SCT) Programme.”

17 Aug 2016 description

By Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei

Introduction

In late 2013, the Ebola virus was diagnosed in the forest region of Guinea. By mid-2014, it had spread alarmingly in the countries of the Mano River Basin – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. By the time it was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) in August 2014, at least 1 711 people were infected and 932 people had died from the virus.

05 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the government.

  • The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
    By the end of June, 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.

Operational Updates

30 Jul 2016 description

Lean season crops, wage labor and imports maintain seasonally normal food consumption levels

Key Messages

  • Currently, many poor households are engaged in agricultural labor work relating to the weeding of upland rice and cassava and the planting of lowland rice. Cash and in-kind income generated from these activities, coupled with wild foods (yams, mushrooms, and snails), lean season harvests (cassava, maize, cucumbers and local vegetables) and regular imports of rice from international markets are maintaining seasonally normal food consumption levels.

29 Jul 2016 description

The Regional Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) for the West and Central Africa, Dr. Djibril Diallo, paid a courtesy call on Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. B. Elias Shoniyin.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, during their brief discussion Thursday, July 28, Mr. Shoniyin welcomed Dr. Diallo and delegation to Liberia, saying that Liberians were grateful for the visit.

28 Jul 2016 description

 **_Highlights during the reporting week_**

  • Fourteen neonatal deaths reported from seven counties 
  • Six maternal deaths reported from six counties. 
  • Two AFP cases reported from two counties 
  • Lab results for six measles cases received 

Reporting Coverage

-100% (740/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90* health districts across 15 counties. 

25 Jul 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Ten neonatal deaths reported from five counties

  • Three maternal deaths reported from two counties in week 28. Forty two deaths were identified through a retrospective review of registers

  • Three AFP cases reported from two counties

  • Fifteen suspected cases of measles reported from three counties

25 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola.

Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million.

In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US.

Read the full story on Al Jazeera.

25 Jul 2016 description

Monrovia, Liberia | Monday 7/25/2016 - 03:37 GMT

By Zoom Dosso

The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.

The country's biggest township is being swallowed by the sea, tearing the heart out of one of the capital's liveliest neighbourhoods and leaving the government struggling to rehouse thousands of displaced residents.

10 Jul 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Five neonatal deaths reported from three counties

  • Four suspected yellow fever cases reported from two counties including one death.

  • Six suspected cases of measles reported from four counties

  • 21 cases of pertussis reported from Grand Bassa county

08 Jul 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Four maternal deaths reported from four counties
  • Three neonatal deaths reported from three counties
  • Five (5) positive cases of measles received from the lab results for three counties.
  • Fifty (50) cases of whooping cough reported from Sinoe county

Reporting Coverage

99% (734/740) of expected health facilities reported from 92 health districts across 15 counties.

08 Jul 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Three maternal deaths reported from two counties
  • Nine neonatal deaths reported from five counties
  • Increase of suspected measles reported in Kaota town, Suakoko District, Bong County

Reporting Coverage

99% (734/740) of expected health facilities reported from 92 health districts across 15 counties.

08 Jul 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Six maternal deaths reported from three counties
  • Two neonatal deaths reported from two counties
  • EVD outbreak declared over after 42 days of heightened surveillance and sixty nine (69) days without a new confirmed case
  • Outbreak of Measles reported in Camp Wood District, Grand Bassa County

Reporting Coverage