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08 May 2015 description

Highlights

• For the fifth consecutive week, there have been no confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Liberia. The Government in consultation with humanitarian partners has earmarked May 9 to declare the end of active transmission of Ebola in the country .

• B order monitoring and surveillance must still be enhanced, and community mobilization efforts continued to avoid complacency.

• More than 400 suspected measles cases reported by 30 Apr il in 10 counties.
A nationwide measles campaign is scheduled for 8 - 14 May.

30 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) has switched to a more thorough EVD reporting system more focusing on daily trends rather than cumulative totals.

  • The new system has shown more cases and a drop in death toll.

  • Stigmatisation of EVD-affected families, burial teams or community health workers still ongoing.

  • Difficult road transportation continues to hobble distribution of relief supplies.

23 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • Cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed EVD cases stood at 4,657, with 2,694 as of 18 October.

  • Food security worsens for EVD-affected communities.

  • Stress on trade and markets has caused a 17% price increase of basic goods.

  • President writes to the House of Legislature seeking more powers to suspend some constitutional rights.

  • National Election Commission released list of 139 candidates for the December Special Senatorial Election.

16 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), as of 11 October, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed EVD cases was 4,241, with 2,458 deaths.

  • Industrial action by health workers to press for risk allowance raise due to the dangers of contracting Ebola.

  • Discussions underway with the national police to ease passage of supplies at checkpoints where lengthy delays have occurred.

  • Arrival of 300 U.S. Troops in the country to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

08 Oct 2014 description

Summary

Following a decade long conflict, Liberia’s has made sizeable advances in its postwar progress. However, challenges still remain, notably, endemic structural poverty, corruption, and profound distrust between state authorities and civilians. The arrival of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) threatens the country’s post-war progress.

07 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • As of 27 September, the Cumulative number of EVD Cases (confirmed, probable and suspected) is 3,672, with a 10.8% increase compared to the previous week.

  • As of 28 September, there are 126 patients at the Island Clinic, opened on the 21 September.

  • On 28 September, the Police intervened to quell violent demonstrations at ELWA junction over the death of a civilian.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

05 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • As of 4 October the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) reported a total of 3,929 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases nationally.

  • MoHSW working to improve data collection from Counties.

  • Economic growth predicted to shrink further. New growth rate forecast to be one percent.

  • United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response SRSG Anthony Banbury held a meeting on 1 October with UN Country Team, NGOs and Stakeholders at the National Ebola Operations Centre.

20 Aug 2014 description

Summary

National/WHO Strategic Objectives

  1. Stop transmission of the Ebola virus in the affected counties through scaling up effective, evidence-based outbreak control measures

  2. Prevent the spread of EVD to the neighboring at-risk counties through strengthening epidemic preparedness and response measures

United Nations Strategic Objectives

13 Aug 2014 description

Highlights

  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf calls for a State of Emergency sighting serious risks of Ebola to the health, safety, security and welfare of the nation.

  • Reports of increased cases of Ebola remain worrisome; with some 20 new infections and 10 deaths on a daily average.

  • The Liberia’s operational plan for accelerated response to the reoccurrence of Ebola Epidemic launched by the President on 31 July 2014.

06 Feb 2014 description

Monrovia, February 6, 2014 - A two day symposium on integrated farming in lowland ecologies in Liberia ended recently at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko, Bong County, with partners pledging their support to increased lowland rehabilitation.

23 Nov 2013 description

22 November 2013. Monrovia, Liberia. The Humanitarian Country Team in Liberia concluded a two day meeting in Monrovia today, following discussions on a number of issues related to humanitarian assistance provided in 2013, and strategic planning for 2014.

29 Oct 2013 description

MONROVIA, Liberia, 29 October, 2013 (UNHCR): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has donated 32 motorcycles and an assortment of office equipment and supplies to the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and the Ministry of Justice. The motocycles and equipment are valued at over US$150,000.

07 Oct 2013 description

7 October 2013. Monrovia, Liberia: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today, formally launched a project titled, “Strengthening Liberia’s Capability to Provide Climate Information and Services to Enhance Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change”. The launch coincides with the 2nd International Environmental Conference taking place in Monrovia.

02 Oct 2013 description

Monrovia, 2 October 2013: For 15-year old Hawa from the Clara Town slum in Monrovia, going to toilet is a risky business. Every morning, she has to walk on a thin plank over a swamp to reach the ramshackle toilet made of discarded zinc sheets and old rickety wooden poles. Besides the danger of falling into the infected water, the toilet is a serious health hazard to the local communities. However, these problems may soon be solved.