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24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely since end of February 2017 due to pipeline break.

  • WFP participated in writing the new Global Fund Grant to scale up the nutritional support to people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and their affected households. The new grant covers 2018 to 2020. However, decision on funding or budget for the nutritional support component needs to be further discussed or amended to consider the current increment in vulnerable people caseload and ART sites.

24 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

22 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred and thirty-four public health events were reported across the country

  • 99.8% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 98% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • Two confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi

  • One suspected case of Monkey Pox was reported from Grand Cape Mount County

22 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred and twelve public health events were reported across the country

  • 99% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 89% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • Ten cases of unexplained cluster of illness including 1 death in Grand Bassa and Sinoe Counties

  • Ongoing measles outbreak in Tappita district, Nimba County

22 May 2017 description

By Nontobeko Zondi
19 May 2017

Strengthening citizens’ participation and awareness in order to improve the credibility of Liberia’s 2017 elections.

21 May 2017 description
  1. In pursuance of the implementation of their respective mandates of facilitating peaceful, inclusive, credible, free and fair elections, the Office of the Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, The African Union Liaison Office in Liberia (AU) and The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) support the initiative to hold a National Forum of all Political Parties and stakeholders planned for 31 May 2017 and 1 June 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia.

19 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia – Life is not often easy for Liberia’s young people. It has been 14 years since the end of a brutal civil war, but in many ways communities are still reeling. Poverty is rampant, school enrolment rates are low and adolescent pregnancy rates are some of the highest in the world.

But with politicians gearing up for an election, youth leaders have found an opportunity to demand action.

And officials are listening.

10 May 2017 description

On 25 April 2017, the Ministry of Health of Liberia notified WHO and partners of a cluster of sudden deaths of unknown aetiology in Sinoe County. The event began on 23 April 2017 when an 11-year-old child was admitted to hospital presenting with diarrhoea, vomiting and mental confusion after attending a funeral on 22 April 2017.

As of 9 May 2017, a total of 31 cases including 13 deaths have been reported.

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Preface

Through much of 2014 and into 2015, the international community witnessed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa that was unprecedented in scale, severity and complexity. The toll in illness and death was severe: more than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died. Some 16,000 children lost parents or caregivers to Ebola.

The impact of the outbreak went far beyond those grim figures. The three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – were ill-equipped to respond.

08 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred and six public health events were reported across the country

  • 99% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • Three confirmed measles cases from Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • 21 cases of unexplained cluster of illness including 12 deaths in Sinoe and Montserrado Counties

05 May 2017 description

On 25 April 2017, the Ministry of Health of Liberia notified WHO and partners of a cluster of sudden deaths of unknown aetiology in Sinoe County. The event started on 23 April 2017 when an 11-year-old child had been admitted to hospital presenting with diarrhoea, vomiting and mental confusion after attending the funeral of a religious leader on 22 April 2017. The child died within one hour of admission.

04 May 2017 description

There is documented evidence which shows that most post-conflict countries are likely to relapse into violence after reaching peace agreements, and when United Nations (UN) peacekeepers exit the country. As Liberia continues on a path to peace and stability, 14 years a er the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2003, peacebuilding and reconciliation activities remain essential components of development goals and policies. Many studies have been carried out to support evidence-based decision-making in peacebuilding policy formulation and programme design.

04 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred ninety-seven public health events were reported across the country

  • Thirteen confirmed cases of Measles reported from two counties

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 98% reporting timeliness from health facilities

03 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

This paper explores the urban-specific challenges of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, focusing specifically on community engagement. In doing so, it identifies learning to take forward into future urban public health crises. Key points made in the paper are as follows:

• Communication and engagement are broad terms to describe a variety of ways in which crisis affected people can be involved in a response.

02 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

The West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014/15 posed a number of urban-specific challenges to humanitarians responding to the crisis. One of these related to controlling the rapid spread of the disease across the urban landscape. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone used quarantine at various points, which was by and large ill received, particularly in urban centres. This paper focuses specifically on the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely due to pipeline break.

24 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred twenty-four public health events were reported across the country

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Montserrado County

  • One confirmed Bloody diarrhea case reported from Rivercess County

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever reported from Bong County

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 91% reporting timeliness from health facilities

23 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America

MONROVIA, LIBERIA — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present.