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18 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of sixty-six suspected cases with 13 deaths were reported from 15 counties
- One Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
- Two confirmed cases of measles were reported from Nimba and Montserrado Counties

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Women

With 1,072 maternal deaths for every 100,000 births, Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In the remote areas, infrastructure and facilities in clinics are often lacking; midwives and health workers have to deliver babies without any electricity at night. With the installation of solar lighting systems by UN Women and partners, conditions have improved in 26 clinics and five newly constructed Maternal Waiting Rooms across Liberia.

18 Jul 2017 description

Monrovia - Today at the official launch of an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)-led Emergency Response Mechanism project in Monrovia, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia Farid Zarif, expressed confidence in the capacity of Liberia to forge ahead after the final withdrawal of UNMIL next year.

11 Jul 2017 description

July 10, 2017, Songdo - The Government of Liberia has recently received US$805,000 as part of a US$2.2 million Green Climate Fund grant to support its national climate adaptation planning process. The release of funds to the West African country represents GCF’s first transfer of adaptation resources to a least developed country (LDC).

09 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of sixty-seven suspected cases with 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties
- Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
- One suspected case of Monkey pox was reported from Rivercess County
- Five suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from three counties

06 Jul 2017 description

This is an update to the Disease Outbreak News “Unexplained cluster of deaths – Liberia” published on 5 May 2017 and update published on 10 May 2017.

06 Jul 2017 description

Monrovia – Speaking at a national conference convened on the elimination of hate speech, UNMIL DSRSG Waldemar Vrey today said that although freedom of speech is a fundamental right, Liberians should refrain from engaging in or listening to hate speech in order to sustain the ongoing peace and reconciliation process after 14 years of civil war.

05 Jul 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of seventy-nine suspected cases with 18 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Ninety-nine percent (99%) completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • One suspected case of Monkey pox was reported from Rivercess County

  • Three suspected cases of Lassa fever with two deaths reported from three counties

29 Jun 2017 description

Voinjama, Liberia – The United Nations Police (UNPOL) and Liberia National Police (LNP) recently conducted a joint field visit to Lofa County to support national counterparts on security arrangements and advise on strengthening relationships with communities during the electioneering period.

“This is fundamental to ensure a safe and violence-free election process.” said UNPOL Civilian Police, Emmanuel Nii Annan during the visit.

28 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

In Liberia, the counties hardest-hit by Ebola—Lofa, Bomi, Bong, Margibi and Montserrado—are both poor and food insecure. At least 16% of the households surveyed in them were found by a 2015 emergency food assessment to be food insecure, with 18% using emergency coping strategies—or, in other words, reduced to begging to meet their needs for food. And, yet, together these counties are home to about 51% of Liberia’s population of some 4.5 million.

27 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12887

Security Council 7984th Meeting (PM)

Permanent Representative Vows to Deepen Public Trust Ahead of 2018 Drawdown, Voices Concern over Funding Gap for Elections Commission

While Liberia had made remarkable strides since signing the Accra Peace Agreement in 2003, current challenges posed a risk of reversing that positive trend, the head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) told the Security Council today.

27 Jun 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred-one cases with 29 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Ninety-nine percent (99%) completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • Ninety-nine percent (99%) reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • Six confirmed measles cases reported from the National Reference Laboratory

22 Jun 2017 description

A new study suggests that Red Cross volunteers potentially averted more than 10,000 cases of Ebola during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak. The study measures for the first time the amazing impact of safe and dignified burial (SDB) teams, and highlights the incredibly important role of community health workers during a health emergency.

21 Jun 2017 description

The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture Index (EBA) is a unique tool for measuring the ease of doing agribusiness. EBA data, coupled with contextual analysis and consultations with key stakeholders, can inform priority reforms and allow for transparent result tracking over time and across countries. The index scores, on a scale of 0-100*, the strength of the legal and institutional environment for agribusinesses across eight topics: seed, fertilizer, machinery, finance, markets, transport, water, and ICT.

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. By its resolution 2333 (2016), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for a final period until 30 March 2018 and requested to be kept informed of the situation in Liberia and the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. The present report provides a midterm update on major developments in the country since my predecessor’s special report dated 15 November 2016 (S/2016/968)

II. Major developments

20 Jun 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • Sixty-five cases with 13 deaths were reported from 12 counties

  • Eighty-three percent (83%) completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • Seventy-seven percent (77%) reporting timeliness from health facilities

    • Eight counties health facilities timeliness was below the 80% target

    • Twenty-six (26) heath districts did not report

17 Jun 2017 description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In mid-May, President Ellen Johnson launched the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review Report along with the Home-Grown School Meals Programme Concept Note. She pledged Government’s commitment to the process of working with WFP and other partners to fight hunger and attain food security.

  • The Liberia country office established a bilateral resource mobilization relationship with the State of Qatar.

  • WFP Country Director in Liberia, Bienvenu Djossa, met with embassy officials in Monrovia.