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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.

21 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I have the honour to refer to Security Council resolution 2333 (2016), adopted on 23 December 2016, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report for the Security Council within 90 days of the adoption of the resolution that sets out a well-developed peacebuilding plan to direct the role of the United Nations system and other relevant partners, including multilateral and bilateral actors, in supporting Liberia’s transition, and emphasized in this regard the important convening role of the Peacebuilding Commission …

18 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

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

  • Three confirmed cases of Measles reported from commonwealth district in Montserrado County

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 98% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • IDSR Data Quality Audit completed in five counties

  • Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program is ongoing

18 Apr 2017 description

Off-season harvests and normal livelihood activities maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity across most of the country

Key Messages

13 Apr 2017 description

Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women.

Voter registration was conducted between 1 February and 14 March 2017. Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reached the two-term limit for presidential office, which means a new president will be elected, as well as members of the House of Representatives by the end of 2017.

12 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I refer to operative paragraph 13 of Security Council resolution 2333 (2016), in which the Council requested me to prepare, within 90 days from the adoption of the resolution, a report that sets out a well-developed peacebuilding plan to direct the role of the United Nations system and other relevant partners in supporting the transition of Liberia. The Council also emphasized, in this regard, the important convening role of the Peacebuilding Commission in the process of developing the plan.

11 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Liberia - Nimba County (extract from the weekly epi bulletin of W13): on 25/03, a suspected case of cholera was reported from Tapitta district. The patient was a 16 years-old female who died en-route to the health facility. No sample was collected from the case at the time. As of 06/04, a total of 6 suspected cases, including 2 deaths were reported from 3 communities: Dialla (1), Nahlah 1 (4), Nahlah 2 (1). Specimens were collected from 2 cases, of which one tested positive for vibrio cholera at the Jackson F. Doe referral hospital in Tappita District.

10 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred thirty three public health events were reported across the country.

  • Two outbreaks confirmed during the week.

    • Cholera in Nimba County
    • Measles in Lofa & Grand Bassa Counties
  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities.

  • 97% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • IDSR Data Quality Audit commenced in five counties.

03 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • Ninety-three public health events were reported across the country.

  • 99.9% completeness in reporting from health facilities.

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Three confirmed cases of measles reported from two Counties.

  • One death attributable to cholera reported among 7 suspected cases.

01 Apr 2017 description

Seasonally good food availability and access maintaining Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity

29 Mar 2017 description

KEY POINTS

  • International rice reports stable to lower prices compared to the past one year

  • The current average retail price of imported rice 50kg in Liberia is up by 22% compared to same period last year (February 2016) and 44.4% higher than pre-Ebola levels due to devaluation in local currency;

  • Price of palm oil, charcoal and especially gasoline also increase;

  • Terms of trade in general shifted against both agricultural workers and palm oil producing households.

27 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Distribution of last food commodities under the McGovern-Dole 2013-2016 award was completed in February. With this, food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely.

  • WFP is supporting the Government with the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review to review critical gaps and assess priorities to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.

19 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

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

    o Compare to week 10, this represents 37% increase in the number of events reported.

  • 99% completeness in reporting from health facilities.

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Rumors of unexplained cluster of deaths reported and investigated in Lofa County.

  • Five measles samples tested positive from Montserrado County.

18 Mar 2017 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: In Atlanta: Rennie Sloan, rennie.sloan@cartercenter.org

In Monrovia, Liberia: Janice Cooper, janice.cooper@cartercenter.org

12 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 99.7% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 99.7% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Five positive cases of measles received from the National Reference Laboratory.

  • One death in a suspected case of human exposure to animal bites.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles and Yellow fever in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

11 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Food crop production declined in 2016

  • Food markets recovered significantly following Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)-related disruptions

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 53 000

Below-average rice harvest gathered in 2016

10 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 100% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 89% reporting timeliness (76 facilities in Montserrado and 6 facilities in Sinoe reported late).

  • One death in a suspected case of yellow fever was reported.

  • One death attributable to cholera was reported.

  • National Polio vaccination campaign completed February 27.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

03 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

Overview of Response

In March 2014, Liberia was in the process of rebuilding its health system after decades of civil war—which had significantly damaged both the infrastructure and the population’s trust in the government—when the first Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) case was identified in Lofa County. During the next year and a half, more than 10,670 people in the country would become infected, and more than 4,800 of them would die from the disease.