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16 Jan 2018 description
report Cordaid

Cordaid’s Country office in Sierra Leone has extended its health care program to the neighbouring country of Liberia.

As of January 2018, the Cordaid team in Sierra Leone supports the Liberian National Verification Agency in its Results Based Financing (RBF) project. The aim is to improve the quality of health care at hospital level.

Reasons for poor quality health care in Liberia

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13154

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media, for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December 2017 presidential runoff election. They congratulated the two candidates for the responsible conduct of their campaigns.

08 Jan 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 136 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 22 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% respectively Eleven confirmed cases of measles were reported from Montserrado County

06 Jan 2018 description

by Nellie Peyton | @nelliepeyton | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Friday, 5 January 2018 13:52 GMT

Some aid programmes that ended last year were not renewed because donors were anxious about the presidential transition

04 Jan 2018 description

Monrovia, December 2017: In order to ensure the effectiveness of antimalarial drugs against the malaria parasite, the Ministry of Health, with support from the Global Fund and WHO, has commenced an efficacy and safety study of Artesunate+Amodiaquine (ASAQ) and Artemether+Lumefantrine (AL) used as first line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

03 Jan 2018 description

Jonas Claes; Inken Von Vorzyskowski

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• In line with the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) between WFP and the Ministry of Education, community and schoollevel training on the implementation of school meals programme were provided to 2,179 principals, parents-teacher associations (PTAs), cooks and other actors.

• SCOPE, the WFP’s flagship system for transparent beneficiary identification and assistance management, was launched for the implementation of the food assistance for asset (FFA) creation activity under the Country Programme.

Operational Updates

30 Dec 2017 description

Operational progress and request for time extension

This DREF operation of CHF 127,086 was launched on 11th October 2017 to support the LNRCS in meeting the shelter and non-food item needs of 2,500 people or 500 families, who were the most affected by heavy flooding in September 2017. The flooding left 42 communities inundated with water in lower Margibi and Montserrado counties of Liberia.

29 Dec 2017 description

New York

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the National Elections Commission on 29 December of the final results of the presidential run-off election in Liberia. He congratulates Mr. George Weah on his election as the next President of the Republic of Liberia and commends Vice President Joseph Boakai for conceding defeat.

28 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 December 2017 – The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the outgoing President of Liberia, is connected to the legacy of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIL), which will wind down in March after 15 years of operations, a senior UN official said.

In an interview with UN News, Farid Zarif, the head of UNMIL, said that UN peacekeepers, working with national authorities, managed to bring peace and stability to the country, to help it rebuild and to pave the way for renewed economic growth.

27 Dec 2017 description

New York

The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the second round of the Presidential election in Liberia. He commends the Government, political parties and people of Liberia for the orderly poll.

Following consultations with relevant national stakeholders, the Secretary-General has requested former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, a member of his High-level Advisory Board, to travel to Monrovia from 28 to 30 December as part of the United Nations continued good offices engagement in Liberia.

27 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 120 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 27 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 97% respectively

  • Nineteen confirmed cases of measles were reported from Montserrado, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever was reported from Nimba County

24 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 81 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 17 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 96% respectively

  • Seventeen confirmed cases of measles were reported from Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties

20 Dec 2017 description

Monrovia - On 14 December 2017, the Ministries of Justice, Defense and Gender, Children and Social Protection supported by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) convened a Conference of Women in the Security Sector under the slogan ‘Nothing for Us, Without Us,’ at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs premises.

18 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 109 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 9 deaths were reported from 14 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 95% respectively

  • Twelve confirmed cases of measles were reported from Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties

  • One suspected case of monkey pox was reported from Maryland County

14 Dec 2017 description

Monrovia, 10 December 2017: In August 2017, the first ever global pilot of the advanced infection prevention and control (IPC) training package, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) IPC global unit with international experts, was held in Monrovia, Liberia. The goal was to build national capacity with a focus on IPC implementation as outlined in the recently published guidelines on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Care Facility Level.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• Upon receiving the SRAC allocation to resume the school meals programme, WFP and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have signed the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) for the 2017-2018 school year to provide meals for 127,000 students in nine of 15 counties. In line with the JPA, WFP and MOE have planned community and school-level training sessions targeting 2,344 principals, parentsteacher associations (PTAs), cooks and other actors, in November.

• Liberia benefitted from the USDA McGovern Dole FY 2017 grant

11 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 37 of immediately reportable diseases and events with 8 deaths were reported from 11 counties

  • Montserrado, Rivercess and Grand Gedeh Counties were identified through laboratory reports

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 33% respectively

  • Ten confirmed cases of measles reported from Montserrado and Rivercess Counties

05 Dec 2017 description

The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) trained journalists in Voinjama, Lofa County from 28 to 30 November 2017. The initiative titled: Gender Sensitive Reporting; fairer portrayal of Women in the Media was funded by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)’s Quick Impact Project to strengthen the skills of journalists and editors to analyze facts, issues and data from a gender perspective.