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17 Oct 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) has decided to shut down its country programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of 2017. Involvement in Liberia led to the founding of the Women’s Bank volunteer network which currently has thousands of volunteers.

“It is always difficult to make a decision like this. Over the past year we have worked hard to find new donors in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, but have not been adequately successful. However, it’s great that the work will continue by a local civil society organisation”, says Jouni Hemberg, FCA’s Executive Director.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Global Communities

While the Ebola crisis was at its peak, a small group of WASH entrepreneurs helped in a significant way by repairing hand pumps in clinics and other health facilities in some of the country’s hardest-hit counties. By restoring access to water — not only for drinking, but also for infection prevention and control — these WASH entrepreneurs ensured that facilities had the resources they needed to promote hand washing and safe hygiene practices that could help combat the spread of the disease.

16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 61 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 19 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.6% respectively

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties

14 Oct 2017 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja, 13th October 2017 . Head of the ECOWAS 71-member Election Observation Mission to Liberia, John Mahama has commended Liberians for seizing the opportunity of the October 10 elections to “exercise their sovereign right to decide who leads them.”

14 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

Monrovia, 11 October 2017

AUEOM Reports Generally Peaceful and Transparent Elections; Calls for Timely and Credible Management of Results

INTRODUCTION

13 Oct 2017 description
report Carter Center

As The Carter Center makes this preliminary report, it is important to note that the election process is ongoing, and there are still important steps to be completed before the Center can provide an overall assessment. This statement is one of five that The Carter Center has made about the process, and it only covers observations to date. Further reports addressing the tabulation process, the resolution of election disputes, and the post-election environment will follow.

13 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 105 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.8% respectively

  • Measles outbreak ongoing in Nimba County

13 Oct 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

Simon Allison

As Liberians vote this week for their new president, the country must simultaneously deal with another seismic change to its political landscape: the complete withdrawal of the United Nations peacekeeping mission after more than 14 years on the ground.

08 Oct 2017 description
report ECOWAS

ECOWAS and its network for electoral Commissions, ECONEC have reiterated their total commitment to peaceful and credible elections in Liberia on October 10 towards consolidating democracy in the country and the region.

The Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia John Mahama and Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, President of the ECONEC governing board made the pledge during a meeting in Monrovia on 6th October.

07 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

Monrovia, Liberia, 6th October 2017 – As the African Union recognises that protecting the integrity of the electoral process is fundamental to the consolidation of the democratisation process in Liberia, a three-day orientation and briefing programme for observers from 5-7 October 2017 kicked-off yesterday.

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Farid Zarif was today among dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the construction of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) at SKD Boulevard Junction, Monrovia.

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - UNMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Rule of Law, Waldemar Vrey today at the launch of the Human Rights Resource Centre at the Ministry of Justice said that lack of domestication of international human rights treaties continues to draw Liberia back.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Internews Network

Participants of two Internews health media projects in Liberia put health in the news in the run up to the elections.

Liberians went to the polls on 10 October 2017 to elect the President and House of Representatives. In the run-up to elections everywhere in the world, party politics, campaign trails and – more often than not - character assassination drive the news agenda. Health stories don’t make the front page. In fact, health stories hardly make the front page, ever. But a group of Liberian journalists have changed that.

03 Oct 2017 description

In Liberia, Mmonbeydo N.J. Harrell is one of two female candidates running in a competitive 11-candidate race to fill a seat representing her native county in the country’s House of Representatives.

Fueled by her passion for public service, the 32-year-old Mmonbeydo says she is not intimidated in the least.

Mmonbeydo — whose name means “one of you” in the Bassa language — has returned to Grand Bassa, a county in west-central Liberia, after a lifetime marked by violence and displacement.

02 Oct 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 29 September 2017: At the invitation of the Government and National Electoral Commission of Liberia, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of a Short-Term Election Observation Mission to Liberia to observe the country’s presidential and legislative elections scheduled for 10 October 2017.

02 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

***Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance**-*

  • A total of ninety-one suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% and 94% respectively

  • Measles outbreaks confirmed in Bong and Nimba Counties

  • Eight neonatal deaths identified retrospectively in Bong County

25 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of seventy-nine suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 14 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health Facility reporting completeness during the week is Ninety-eight percent (98%) and timeliness is Ninety-Five Percent (95%)

  • Measles epidemic threshold reached in two counties

    o Seven cases in Suakoko district, Bong County o Four cases in Sanniquellie district, Nimba County

20 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

In Liberia, since the beginning of this year, there have been constant storms and floods resulting in damage and losses around the country. On Tuesday August 31, it was reported on the National Radio Station, ELBC Super Morning Show that a heavy storm had occurred in Bong County (Central Liberia) which caused the destruction of houses thereby leading to the displacement of hundreds of local community dwellers. There are presently 5,244 people who are affected and 118 structures destroyed in Suakoko Town.