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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

08 Jul 2016 description

Foreword

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH Director, CDC Corresponding author: Thomas R. Frieden, Office of the Director, CDC; Telephone: 404-639-7000; E-mail: TFrieden@cdc.gov.

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa required a massive international response by many partners to assist the affected countries and tested the world’s readiness to respond to global health emergencies.

07 Jul 2016 description

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 held talks with two separate delegations from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and Carter Center. Both delegations involved international representations.

02 Jul 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York/MONROVIA, Liberia – Jackie knows about heartbreak. She became pregnant in the ninth grade and was forced to leave school. Then, when her baby was nearly two years old, she suddenly fell sick. “I took her to the clinic. But when I came back, she was dead,” Jackie told UNFPA.

When Jackie was finally ready to return to school, the Ebola outbreak struck. “Ebola spoiled the whole school year,” she said. “This year, again, I’m still in the ninth grade instead of being in twelfth grade.”

01 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 16 June, WFP and the Government of Liberia plan to launch the Home-Grown School Feeding pilot in six schools located in Nimba County.

  • Through the Ministry of Health and the President’s Delivery Unit, the Government has increased its commitment to WFP’s Special Operation to transition assets and skills developed and deployed during the Ebola crisis.

01 Jul 2016 description

2016/17 main season crops are developing normally

KEY MESSAGES

  • Seasonally normal food access and livelihoods will enable most households to maintain typical food consumption patterns between June 2016 and January 2017, in line with Minimal/None (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

30 Jun 2016 description

Le Secrétaire général se félicite de la prise en charge complète à partir de ce jour par le gouvernement du Liberia de l'ensemble des compétences en matière de sécurité exercées jusque-là par la Mission des Nations Unies au Libéria (MINUL), conformément à la Résolution 2239 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité. Le Secrétaire général salue la détermination du peuple et du Gouvernement du Libéria à œuvrer pour une paix durable après la fin du conflit qui a conduit au déploiement de la MINUL en octobre 2003.

30 Jun 2016 description

New York, 30 June 2016

The Secretary-General welcomes the full assumption today by the Government of Liberia of its national security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in accordance with Security Council resolution 2239 (2015).

30 Jun 2016 description

Food Security Snapshot - Planting activities affected by irregular rainfall at beginning of cropping season - Rice production increased by 11 percent in 2015 compared to previous year - Number of food insecure people estimated at about 22 400

Early prospects uncertain for 2016 cereal production

29 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 29th June 2016

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jun 2016 description

Today, we recognize the International Day of the African Child and the continued challenges that African children face. Many of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) projects aim to bring prosperity to families and the next generation of youth who will lead and support their communities in solving development challenges of the past, and usher in resilience and economic growth for the future.

17 Jun 2016 description

Liberia is no stranger to difficult times, having weathered a devastating Ebola outbreak and now struggling through a slow economic recovery. Lost amid the headlines from these events is the story of Liberia’s quiet public health victories.

Half of Liberia’s 4.5 million people live in the countryside and roughly the same amount practice open defecation. This practice has jeopardized public health by facilitating the spread of diseases that cause diarrhea, Liberia’s sixth leading cause of death and the primary cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.

15 Jun 2016 description

MONROVIA – On 15 June, more than one thousand primary school children in six schools in northern Liberia’s Nimba County will start eating nutritious school meals prepared from locally produced food as the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Agriculture, and Health launch the pilot phase of the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

15 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 21-22 May 2016, IOM participated in a meeting in Harper, Maryland County to discuss a forthcoming joint, cross-border project with Côte d’Ivoire. After reviewing respective assessments, stakeholders discussed priorities for the project that will address drivers of insecurity along the Liberia- Côte d’Ivoire border.

10 Jun 2016 description

Highlights during the reporting week

  • Two maternal deaths reported from two counties
  • Six neonatal deaths reported from four counties
  • It has been sixty two (62) days without a new confirmed case of EVD in Liberia, heightened surveillance continues.

Reporting Coverage

  • 94% (697/740) of expected health facilities reported from 91 health districts across 15 counties.
  • All counties reported weekly data on time.