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27 May 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

ECAP 2 Partners Strengthen 1,500 Community Health Committees and Provide Health Info to 1.3 Million Liberians

PAYNESVILLE, May 27, 2016 --- Today Mercy Corps Liberia hosted a national workshop that brought together Liberian NGOs, officials from the Ministry of Health, USAID and media partners who have contributed to a 1-year community health program known as ECAP 2, which has now directly benefitted 1.3 million Liberians with critical health information through vibrant community campaigns.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12373

7695th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Security Council today terminated, with immediate effect, the sanctions regime on Liberia, including the arms restrictions that had remained following gradual lifting of measures as the Council deemed that progress had been made in emerging from the devastating civil conflict of past decades.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 15 April 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 3 (b) of Security Council resolution 2237 (2015), the final report on its work.

25 May 2016 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Wednesday 5/25/2016 - 03:00 GMT

by Zoom Dosso with Jennifer O'Mahony in Dakar

An expensive privatisation project aimed at shaking up Liberia's creaking education system has sparked fury in a nation ravaged by civil war and the Ebola outbreak, but others say it could help turn around failing schools.

20 May 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Six maternal deaths reported from five counties
  • Ten neonatal deaths reported from four counties
  • It has been forty one (41) days without a new confirmed case of EVD in Liberia, heightened surveillance continues.

Reporting Coverage

  • 99.7% (740/742) of expected health facilities reported from 91 health districts across 15 counties.
  • All counties reported weekly data on time.
19 May 2016 description

Since 1 January 2016, WHO has been notified of at least 38 suspected cases of Lassa fever in Liberia.

Suspected cases were reported from 6 prefectures: Bong (17 cases, including 9 deaths), Nimba (14 cases, including 6 deaths), Gbarpolu (4 cases), Lofa (1 case), Margibi (1 case) and Montserrado (1 case).

Between 1 January and 3 April 2016, samples from 24 suspected cases were received for laboratory testing. Of these 24 suspected cases, 7 are reported to have tested positive for Lassa fever:

16 May 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Eight maternal deaths reported from five counties

  • Twelve neonatal deaths reported from eight counties

  • Fifty five suspected cases of Chicken pox reported from Lofa County.

  • Liberia has gone thirty four (34) days without new confirmed case of EVD, heightened surveillance continues.

  • Increase reporting coverage for Montserrado health facilities by 5% (270 to 284).

Reporting Coverage

13 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 15,418 Ivorian refugees repatriated since 18 December 2015
  • 2,646 Bales of clothing donated by UNIQLO to refugees in Liberia
  • 1,763 Refugee children benefit from national polio immunization campaign 1973
  • Alien and Nationality Law is being revised to prevent statelessness

Population of concern
A total of 22,745 Persons of Concern

Funding
USD 23,860,907 requested

CONTEXT HIGHLIGHTS

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Highlights

  • IOM supported the International Health Regulations (IHR) assessment of four airports and sea ports to evaluate the core capacities needed for detecting and responding to specified human health hazards and events.

  • In April, IOM trained an additional 80 screeners who were deployed to checkpoints and points of entry along the Guinea-Liberia border to strengthen surveillance measures to detect and prevent cross-border transmission of Ebola.

02 May 2016 description

Liberia’s Ministry of Health, WHO and partners held a ceremony at the Ebola treatment facility in Monrovia to celebrate the recovery and discharge of a 2-year-old boy, the final patient in a latest flare-up in Liberia. His 5-year-old brother recovered a week earlier.

Liberia’s and Guinea’s last known Ebola patients in a latest flare-up of the disease that hit both countries have now been discharged. All remaining contacts of confirmed cases that were placed under a 3-week period of medical monitoring have been cleared.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 30 March 2016, one confirmed Ebola case was reported in the capital, Monrovia, six months after the last case and three months after the nation was declared Ebola free.

  • As part of its post-Ebola programming, WFP scaled up the school feeding programme increasing targeted students from 127,000 to 230,000.

  • Due to UNHCR’s repatriation exercise, the number of refugees from Cote d’Ivoire in 2016 reduced from 30,000 in January to 12,000 in end March.

Operational Updates

01 May 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Seven maternal deaths reported from five counties

  • Eleven neonatal deaths reported from six counties

  • One death attributable to neonatal tetanus reported Two suspected cases of Lassa fever reported

  • Twenty seven (27) days without a new confirmed case of EVD

  • Two confirmed cases of EVD recovered and discharged from ELWA ETU Heightened surveillance for EVD is ongoing in all counties for the 42 days heightened surveillance period.

30 Apr 2016 description
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A delayed start to agricultural activities in the northwest and central areas

KEY MESSAGES

29 Apr 2016 description
  • There have been no new Ebola cases in either country for over 21 days. Overall, during the last flare-up there have been seven confirmed cases and three probable cases in Guinea as well as three confirmed cases in Liberia. Two cases (a child and an adult) in Guinea survived and have been discharged. Two cases (both children) in Liberia are now virus-free and await discharge. All four cases were treated with the trial drug Z-MAPP.